reply to post by Tsurugi
But ATS is purportedly about denying ignorance(that is the site motto, isn't it?) and you are engaging in an emotionally charged campaign of
propagating ignorance in the form of misinformation.
I'll try again too.
But space, especially interstellar space, is full of radiated heavy and light particles from sources much more energetic than a plutonium
Yah, a long ways away sources, Plutonium contamination is like swallowing an X-ray machine.
There is a big difference between a sun and radioactive contamination. The latter is a source
. Whereas a radioactive element or particle of
radioactive contamination sits inside your body bombarding nearby cells again and again with ionizing
radiation. Its like swallowing an X-ray
machine that cannot be turned off. Way more dangerous. Once ingested, it only takes a millionth of a gram to give you cancer. You see the difference
now? Between far off sources (like a sun) and internal sources (like some decay dust from a rotting freaking nuclear battery?)
My experience with technology don't mean I understand word one about alien technology. They aren't Gods. They are people just like us (with neater
toys). Look at it like this. Fighter Pilots in their cockpit may not know everything about the metallurgy in the aircraft or the design engineering in
their onboard computers, etc. They are trained to use these things but don't know all the details of how they work inside. They don't have to.
Pilots are specialized
Interstellar ACME garbage men or archeologists know even less. Did Egyptologists check for radioactivity before opening tombs? Aliens know even less
about our stuff is my guess. And what symbol would you put on the craft to warn them? There are hieroglyphs and a Laser disk about us, but what about
Useless argument anyway. All our outward bound space probe envoys are radioactive. Some have blown up on launch, some litter the moon and mars. Good
start for exploration. Poor example.
But you are probably right. They already know how hypocritical, dangerous and toxic we are. I bet that is why they avoid us. On the front of their
earth manuals it probably says, keep your distance from the locals, they carry guns and will dissect you.