posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 08:11 AM
Here's a thought... while this Dr. DeGrasse may be an extremely smart guy, and his circle of peers intelligent as well, consider the life on other
planets, or hopeful life on other planets. We as humans from earth automatically seem to imbue extraterrestrials with a superior intellect. We for the
most part, picture them with ESP capabilities, trans-dimensional abilities, or a host of made up abilities, but mostly by virtue of their ability to
traverse great distances of space, somehow Genius-like mentalities.
I would guess they have political and social issues at home the same as everywhere where life exists. From the large eating the small to political
affiliations or cultural differenced.
They could well have 'Fringe' thinkers or varying distinctions in their social/scientific makeup.
Just as we have highly intelligent thinkers here, and physicists/scientists, and sometimes these thinkers from polar opposites of the community. We
could, and likely would have the same incidence of smart/crazy/political visitors from space. And in fact as Carl Sagan pointed out trying to
elaborate on what three dimensional beings might see if a four dimensional being were to appear. There are deep and abstract complexities to consider
here. not just an Alien hopping out of their saucer and greeting Earthlings, and automatically being benevolent friendlies.
edit on 18-4-2012 by Plotus because: (no reason given)