posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 12:46 PM
One point totally ignored so far... You couldn't knock a World War Biplane out of the air with a simple magnetic pulse, but you could do, exactly
that, to any number of billion dollar contemporary planes , as they are inherently , aerodynamically unstable, without their computer systems
controlling the flight.
Anyone military analyst will tell you the following. Had there been any sort of serious Nuclear exchange, the day after the Russians would have had
the upper hand as, post 1985, they still had planes like the Sukoi, which could fly, with virtually no electronic help.
Modern planes, do have some shielding and counter measures against EMP attack, but they are by no means *secure*..
As for the distance argument. It defeats itself by its' own logic. You send a probe from a planet 10 light years from Earth in 1920. I t arrives here
in 1030. Sends back its info, which arrives back in 1940. lifeforms fairly primitive, not radar technology. By the time you sort out another mission
, say 2-3 years and send it it's the 1950s when it arrives and we have moved on, technologically, a long way.
People also make some vast assumptions about alien tech based wholly on an anthropomorphic view of the universe.
Take an alien civilisation, culturally and socially, more akin to a *beehive mentality*. If the whole ethos of the intelligence is geared towards the
service of an elite and only a small part of the society has developed, mentally, in terms of *out of the box thinking*. You could easily have as
society with no wars, no need for TV, Radio, in the same way we do. What if their scientists realise their sun could go supernova in a reality short
time? Or, they are threatened by something like a Gamma ray burst from another star. They might by pass whole levels of technology in order to find
the key to traversing the stars, simply in order to survive.
The steam we engine was nothing more than an executive desk top toy to the Romans and Greeks, because, no-one saw the potential. How do we know we
haven't missed some, once it's spotted, blindingly obvious potential for traversing great distances?
How many probes , sent to Mars, went tits up, during the 1970s/80s/90s? All those millions of miles and probe after probe broke down, crashed, or
plain didn't work.
You could run a race between a Model T Ford and brand new car from NY to CA. The model t could win it by default, if the new car, erroneously, decides
you aren't wearing a seat belt and refuses to start the ignition.