posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 04:00 PM
You hear it all the time: Any lifeform capable of reaching us must be far more evolved than we are. If a mothership really is set to touch down,
why on god's green earth would they want to help such a violent and primitive species as ourselves? That would be tantamount to suggesting that I
help the ants in the backyard ant mound. Would I really take time out to help them advance? No. I'd be more inclined to kill them. To suggest that an
advanced lifeform is somehow invested in our positive progression as a species is a little silly, IMO. It would be a waste of time on their part. It
would be far more likely that they'd travel here to either eliminate us or use us for their purposes.
I've never been a fan of the 'Ant Analogy' - for several reasons:
So, let's get the easiest one out of the way, first. YES, I am amazed by ants, and there must be more like me, otherwise ant farms wouldn't
exist as a toy/form of entertainment. (But, If you're familiar, I think better comparisons might be the station locker scene in MIB (Will Smith),
and the South Park sea monkey episode, if those even make sense to anyone)
Next, are ants capable of humor, sarcasm, love, highly complex thinking and strategy? They can certainly become agitated, but are they truly
experiencing emotion? Anger? Sadness? Delight? Are they curious? Are they looking for intelligent (or, the meaning of) life, themselves?
Probably safe to say, not. (obviously, this list could go on and on)
But, the big one is simple - A little thing called, development. That's right, an intellectual, a socialogical, technological, and even
spritual 'evolution' over time.
Ants are doing the same thing today, that they were 10 minutes ago, that they were 10 hours ago, 10 days ago, 10 weeks ago, years ago, thousands of
years ago... see?
I would tend to think that an advanced civ. looking down at us would be quite impressed.
And finally, if you subscribe to the ancient astronaut theory (which I do, it makes more sense than evolution or creation, imho), then we'll be a LOT
closer to them than ants to us, because, you know what?! They likely ARE us. And, they do have some vested interest in how we progress.
Aliens or not, people are going to have to start acknowledging something on the heels of Leslie Kean's new book that's getting a lot of
attention, "UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On Record that discusses the 5% of still not explained phenomena - and, that
the 5% represents 1000s upon 1000s of reports, of 'technological entities', performing manuevers and speeds that are absolutely impossible by
anything we know of, it will be time for our governments/militaries to start admitting that we do in fact have a LOT of supressed technology,
including renewable energy. Can't have both ways, asses!
Okay, now, I'm really done.
Note: to those that think facelift is being funny below: pay attention - he was so caught up in trying to be humerous no one
realizes that his post is completely irrelevant! Someone. ANYone, please find another thread where the ant analogy is discussed (not just
referenced) - I don't believe there IS one, 'cause THAT is the subject of this thread. His link is merely to another thread about Leslie Kean,
which as you can see, was only an afterthought to this thread.
What a bunch of lemmings - commenting/rating something they don't even understand the connection (or lack of) - what has this place turned into?!
[edit on 9/2/2010 by SquirrelNutz]