posted on May, 4 2010 @ 08:22 AM
reply to post by True-seer
My Personal View on this matter is that we should not Fear Contact, I'd welcome it with open arms.
I used to think exactly the same way.
I’m afraid that, in my opinion
, common sense now dictates we should proceed in wishing for any form of contact with extreme caution.
I’m not advocating the Hawking view that we should fear “them”, but caution should
These are the simple facts; unless all of the completely unverified stories of benevolent Human-like aliens existing within the remit of a universal
Federation are true (which I doubt), then we could well be dealing with an expansionist species whose culture, motivation, ethics and rationale –
not to mention their technology - will have little comparison to anything we have experience of.
If we’re lucky…
If we’re not, then we may have to contend with any manner of extreme scenarios: sentient, silicon marauders out for colonization; conscious
bacteria; colossal space-faring life-forms seeking a place to spawn their eggs…
I would love for the whole universal brotherhood to be real – who the heck wouldn’t want to live in a Star Trek universe?
Whether it’d be of a spiritual nature I just don’t know, and feel that we are almost intentionally building ourselves up for a fall by expecting
“them” to hold dear the same values as we do.
If they did, that would surely indicate that they’d have been through extremely similar periods of formative history as us, and what are the odds on
When contact happens, I honestly think that we’ll be confronted with something far more psychologically and emotionally challenging than we ever
expected, and possibly have to deal with a profoundly stimulating and demanding set of new circumstances.
It’s easy to say that we’re ready, but on what are we basing this preparedness on?