reply to post by LiveForever8
OK. Way out here but:
What makes you think that mankind's legends of witches and wizards weren't a thousand generation's retold tales of the aliens themselves?
I might postulate a dim past, before the oldest monoliths were built. Two factions of aliens, one committed to the "uplift" of humans, one against
it. Both using genetic modification at first, and later actual war against each other.
The hindus recount a war in the sky between opposed gods that seems to be over mankind's destiny.
Lucifer in the old testament can be directly translated to "Lux Ferre", literally "Light bringer"
Prometheus is said to have stolen fire from Zeus and gave it to us mortals; an analogy to Lucifer and the tree of knowledge in Eden. And analogous to
Lux Ferre's being outcast, punished.
I wonder if they were not one in the same, called Gods and Angels and Demons because we were so primitive.
What if the uplift worked? What form might it take?
Remember the book "Fire Starter"? Eventually, Charlie knew she could control a sun.
What if humanity suddenly acquired the ability to threaten other stars and solar systems with their minds? An unforeseen side effect of genetic
That would explain the hindu account of open warfare among the Gods. Would explain the falls of Lux Ferre and Prometheus, and others in mythology who
sided with humanity.
One reason we might have never heard a signal via SETI since the programs began, might be because we killed every planet within a hundred light year
Might be why the disasters and plagues happened; to cull anyone with that potential power.
Might be why aliens are keeping an eye on us now. Might even account for the speed of light limit - it could be like a traffic zone, or the governor
on an engine.
We might be too dangerous to let out of our playpen.