reply to post by flymetothemoon
Oh they did try to train them to be bombers on subs at one point. I believe that the dolphin in question learned that it was being used to kill life
and refused to do the duty, turning around. No backing up of this because I only heard from another and I wouldn't know where to begin on researching
reply to post by MarrsAttax
I beg you to go back to what I wrote:
I'd like to point out one thing. If this is true, it officially disproves that intelligent aliens have to look human. Thus the astounding vast
numbers of humanoid "contacts" and only be viewed as not true. After all, if life on Earth can generate intelligent species so anatomically
different from humans, how on earth can the vast diversity of planets with life on them ever hope to generate anything human-like? Told you so, so
Also, I would like to tell you one other thing. I don't think we will find aliens with human levels of innovation and intelligence. It is very easy
for species to become intelligent over time. It is nearly impossible for a species to become innovative, imaginative, and think in abstract and about
the deep workings of the universe. You see, in the 4.5 billion years of evolution on Earth, countless intelligent species have come and gone. But only
one innovative species has existed that can imagine an afterlife, concepts beyond what is seen in front of them, and actually look at the stars and
see beauty. I'd imagine that out there are species purely of logic and science. They have no religion, nor concepts of culture and beauty. There was
an episode of the twilight zone where an old hick who lies a lot got abducted because the aliens did not understand the concept of lying, thinking he
was the greatest man on earth. Why do I believe this? That's probably what your thinking. Well it's simple. Humans were almost put to extinction.
The probability of a species surviving what humans did to create our species is almost mute. And before that event, that's just what we were.
Creatures of logic and what is seen. This also goes really with ufo stories. Think about it. Human culture has come so far, but stories of aliens,
their technology, and who they are have remained unchanged. And science tells us that life is common in the universe. So why visit earth so much?
Maybe they want that special something that makes us unique. They want that thing that makes us human, so they can be more then just logic and science
and intelligence. Such a species only learns from trial and error, and thus their advancements would be linear (as opposed to us that is exponential)
because what they make is not changed until they see something better. They would be millions of years old. kind of like the Asgard of stargate. I
remember one conversation between them and humans. It went something along the lines of a human saying "come on, we could never think up the kind of
stuff you do with lasers and plasma" and the asgaurd responds "we wound never imagine creating a weapon which mixes chemicals to explode a barrel in
order to project a small iron cone at a target" with regards to beating the replicators with primitive weapons. I actually am writing something about
this. A species millions of years old is at war with another species millions of years old. The two are locked in their ways. A trade nation and a
republic. They cannot imagine what is beyond their eyes. But through millions of years of trial and error, they have become advanced beyond words.
However, one side stumbles upon Earth, and as is protocol, tests for intelligent life. They seem perplexed by the human ability to innovate and create
things beyond their reckoning. They soon take so much interest, that they breed themselves new leaders with hybrid dna. They need this trait to win
the war and move onward. But they are unable to undo the damage to their own society. It is as if they give cavemen control of an intergalactic
republic. The leaders take full control, win the war, but continue to grow their power. They grow themselves further advanced versions of themselves,
accelerating human potential. They activate more areas of the brain and increase processing speeds. Suddenly this Galactic republic ruled by cavemen
becomes a galactic empire ruled by self-appointed deities who give themselves almost god-like abilities. Useless unneeded civilians are rounded up and
put into stasis until they "six the problems" they begin enslaving other species to collect resources and keep their civilians happy. Within a few
decades, these hybrids are augments. They are immortal, and beyond wonders of power. All because they were not ready for such power. Earth was put on
quarantine, and within a few centuries forgotten. The Empire cracked. Civilians were rounded up, put in the core systems, and the empire shrank. Great
rings to create quantum tunnels to bordering arms of the galaxy are lost. They cut themselves off, and become gods amongst their native unaltered
aliens. They secure their control indefinably, and the empire becomes nothing more than a resource processor.
The fact is I am the furthest from what you call me. I don't see aliens nor anything as needing to look human at all in any way shape or form. The
above aliens are squids without bones or bodies. I simply believe that in order to be a species that is deserving of respect, you need to be able to
have innovation and imagination. Intelligence is not a sign of worthiness. Because all the intelligence is useless if you don't use it for bettering
As to what I said about the soul, it's simply how I view things. Don't believe that part if you will, but the above is most certainly true once you
look at the history of Earth and probability of it repeating elsewhere.