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Alien Misconception

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:37 AM
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I was thinking this morning about a biased misconception we all have about extraterrestrials. There was another thread this morning about why aliens have not revealed themselves to us. Different theories ranging from the idea that our species is too primitive, too violent, not interesting or that the aliens have a prime directive not to interfere.

I think it is a huge misconception to believe that any aliens visiting us are working in cooperation with vast alien civilizations. My theory is that the galaxy is teeming with with intelligence. Our solar system is in somewhat of a galactic backwater. I believe any significantly advanced civilization would have the tech for individuals to explore the galaxy on their own. So the crafts that we get visited by are alien adventurers, scientists and robotic probes. None of which would have the ability or motivation to make some grand revelation to humanity.




posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by wisintel
we all have about extraterrestrials.


Please, refrain from putting everyone in a singular category.

-some think like you
-some think like me
-some think for themselves
-some don't care at all
-some are oblivious to the idea.

It is misguided to assume that "we all" have the same opinion.

Here is something that may support your opinion though. In the context of evolution, when you look at an ant hill or beehive or termite nest or cockroach colony, do you feel the urge to have a conversation and praise them and help them grow? We are quite evolved; however, we cannot communicate with things that are below or above our level of evolution?


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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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But I think that they would be expected to give some grand revelation. And when they said, "Love everyone like they are your brother" or something even more mind blowing, there would be people who start to worship them. That's why I believe they have not been revealed and introduced to us by the govts of the world. A third of the population would start to worship. A third would start to take up arms, either at the government from anger that they've hidden them or the aliens because of fear. The other third would be the people who have believed or known all along.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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The aliens are probably scared earth is like the ghetto of the solar system, we've destroyed this place so badly they dont want to park their ship here coz 10seconds later we'll of stripped it down and then beat them up and robbed them. Its quite true though, we've destroyed the place probably now beyond repair so like i read somewhere the other day its probably a place they take baby et's on field trips like, 'this is why we respect nature etc' sort of as a lesson kids dont throw rubbish on the ground or our planet will end up looking like this cesspool.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by wisintel
I was thinking this morning about a biased misconception we all have about extraterrestrials. There was another thread this morning about why aliens have not revealed themselves to us. Different theories ranging from the idea that our species is too primitive, too violent, not interesting or that the aliens have a prime directive not to interfere.

I think it is a huge misconception to believe that any aliens visiting us are working in cooperation with vast alien civilizations. My theory is that the galaxy is teeming with with intelligence. Our solar system is in somewhat of a galactic backwater. I believe any significantly advanced civilization would have the tech for individuals to explore the galaxy on their own. So the crafts that we get visited by are alien adventurers, scientists and robotic probes. None of which would have the ability or motivation to make some grand revelation to humanity.


Only some people have these misconceptions.

People have hugely diverse views on the ET subject. We can theorize all we like, and many will follow the anthropocentric line that aliens are here and have a hand in human affairs or are waiting for the right moment to reveal themselves etc. But in reality there's every chance and some evidence to suggest that if they are here, they may not be very interested in us at all, and make efforts to avoid us for whatever reasons, and to be honest I don't blame them if they do.

I believe that there may be more than one species/kind of ET visiting Earth, but I wouldn't be surprised if we have it totally wrong and 'they' aren't really aliens at all, maybe they are from another dimension and have been here all along.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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mis·con·cep·tion/ˌmiskənˈsepSHən/Noun: A view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding.


A misconception would imply that somebody or all of us actually know something about aliens, their intentions, civilizations etc.

The truth is we know nothing about the vast majority of how things work ( other than what science has postulated) in our solar system, much less outside of it.

So we all have the same "misconceptions" in the absense of actual knowledge.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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With the exception of those who allegedly DO have knowledge. But that is another ball game is it.





posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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An interesting idea.

I would imagine that if it is all true, there is more than likely some form of 'government' which would stop them from making contact with us. See it as a 'treaty' - I was amazed to hear the Stephen Hawkings had said..



I think it would be a disaster. The extraterrestrials would probably be far in advance of us. The history of advanced races meeting more primitive people on this planet is not very happy, and they were the same species. I think we should keep our heads low.


This is amazingly narrow minded to think that they would be of anything like us at all. I see this more so as a scare tactic. If the day occur's, it will be either because it was meant to.. or because it was a mistake. I for one am still on the fence if it will be a good thing or bad thing. Although, if the truth is of what Mr Hawkings has said, SURELY it would be far more logical to invade while we were still primitive?

Also its posts like the above which I think are not aiding ATS. To continue to reply to threads with "Your wrong, im right, your using the wrong words etc" are how topics are steered WELL off topic. It needs to end, Make the point and continue to contribute.
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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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wait ...
I thought they
were here among us already
and that we are currently being
abducted & probed [rectally]
crossbred & harvested as a food source



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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It sure is.

IMO it's about accepted truth or knowledge. If you have a very large group of people claiming something is real, who have evidence of it, then sure you could postulate that being a fact in the present time.

I always like to remember that science is just our best guess at the time, we can't every verify something as being 100% true when it comes to things we can experiment on or re-create in our own controlled settings.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by spoonbender
wait ...
I thought they
were here among us already
and that we are currently being
abducted & probed [rectally]
crossbred & harvested as a food source


Who knows. Some people think they arent here yet, others think they have been among us for years. Will we ever get to find out? Even if we do.. when the person telling us that Aliens are real, and they have been here for 50 years+ why should we believe them now?

We have been directed to this path on purpose I think.. :/
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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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yeah i know other then these supposed astronauts that say that they have seen them and that there are secret labs with extraterrestrials i dont think we will ever really know unless the government tells us. By the way i think that will never happen because as a iraq army combat vet i know the governments motto. Were all on need to know basis...



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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The misconception is that people call these things aliens. That would mean that these are beings that originated from somewhere in the universe, which we have no conclusive evidence for.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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post by CaptainNemo
The misconception is that people call these things aliens.

As opposed to calling them ? ..... I've got a feeling I know where this is going .


post by CaptainNemo
That would mean that these are beings that originated from somewhere in the universe

Is that so hard to believe ? , or is it easier to believe they are .....Demons


I'd believe that they are flesh and blood creatures from somewhere else in the Galaxy as its the most likely answer when given a choice between that and the minions of Satan .



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:50 PM
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Non-human entities. That's the proper non-speculatory name for these things. I'm not denying the existence of other beings in the universe.


Check out my thread

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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HI new to forum…just throwing in another misconception ‘aliens’ are always 2 legs 2 arms…not the ones I’ve seen totally unhuman…weird…. oh poor old ‘Satan’ always gets bad press, people say and spell the name wrong…. however… don’t think he gives a damn though…though him being bad is another misconception…I know his proper name it’s S’zehav a’tekern luf’viathan (satan .. Lucifer etc) He’s a grumpy old git, a bit temperamental sometimes but bad,.. neh lad! Just different polarity, certainly does not lead anybody astray, humans don’t need any help on that…fact is he does not particularly like people, rather tends to avoid them.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:39 PM
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Well cool... I like that concept


That means the next flying saucer I spot in a forest, I can just commandeer it and not have to worry about starting a galactic incidence


Gliese 581 here I come ....



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by Glargod

Originally posted by wisintel
we all have about extraterrestrials.


Please, refrain from putting everyone in a singular category.

-some think like you
-some think like me
-some think for themselves
-some don't care at all
-some are oblivious to the idea.

It is misguided to assume that "we all" have the same opinion.

Here is something that may support your opinion though. In the context of evolution, when you look at an ant hill or beehive or termite nest or cockroach colony, do you feel the urge to have a conversation and praise them and help them grow? We are quite evolved; however, we cannot communicate with things that are below or above our level of evolution?


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So what level of evolution is a dog,dolphin or monkey at? I'm really asking because i'm not really sure what you mean by level of evolution. If its what i think your saying, aren't these animals on different levels of evolution than us? If so then how is it that we can communicate with them and them with us?
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by Lichter daraus

Originally posted by Glargod

Originally posted by wisintel
we all have about extraterrestrials.


Please, refrain from putting everyone in a singular category.

-some think like you
-some think like me
-some think for themselves
-some don't care at all
-some are oblivious to the idea.

It is misguided to assume that "we all" have the same opinion.

Here is something that may support your opinion though. In the context of evolution, when you look at an ant hill or beehive or termite nest or cockroach colony, do you feel the urge to have a conversation and praise them and help them grow? We are quite evolved; however, we cannot communicate with things that are below or above our level of evolution?


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So what level of evolution is a dog,dolphin or monkey at? I'm really asking because i'm not really sure what you mean by level of evolution. If its what i think your saying, aren't these animals on different levels of evolution than us? If so then how is it that we can communicate with them and them with us?
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Just because ants, bees and termites can't have a conversation with humans that does not mean they are 'less evolved' than us at all. They are each highly evolved species which have been here far longer than humans. Just because a species has a different evolutionary path than us this does not mean they are less evolved. A shark or crocodile for example has reached the pinacle of its evolutionary path, how do we know this? They have had no need to change for a long time, they have reached evolutionary perfection, are fitted perfectly into their environment. Just because humans have a range of abilities that other species are incapable of it does not mean we are on a higher evolutionary level at all, most humans are dependent on their own technology for survival, and would perish if, for example you deny them electricity for an extended period, if you ask me we are de-volved.
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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Well said….totally agree with that, we are/have been de-evolving for decades, we are so reliant on technology that if big catastrophic event happened that effected the planet, we would/could not cope with it. Creatures on the other hand, have and will always bounce back with in some cases little effect on their way of life.



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