posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:00 PM
reply to post by MikhailBakunin
I disagree with that line of logic.
Having the technology for interstellar travel DOES indicate higher amounts of technology and knowledge, but it doesn't preclude war or conflict or
tendencies towards those things.
Look at Amoeba's. They're single-celled organisms. I'm sure they display some example of conflict. Take what you said about more intelligent life and
apply it to humans.
(Or consider more complex forms of life that're still far below us in their intelligence and knowledge. A form of life that exhibits conflict like
war, aggression, defensive tactics, and so forth.)
It would go something like this:
Amoeba #14562 says, "In order for life to attain the level of technology and knowledge to dominate a planet and achieve flight and to travel into
space it would have to first eliminate war and conflict."
Did we eliminate war and conflict to dominate earth and achieve flight and travel into space? Nope. So why would ET's have to do those things to
achieve interstellar travel?
I DO think that technology and knowledge help shape the culture and the values and the customs of a species. But I do not think it will ever eliminate
conflict or war. Those things are too fundamental.
Amoeba's do attack humans, but don't take it personally:
news.bbc.co.uk - Study cracks amoeba attack tactic...
The Amoeba don't have enough brain cells to define us as more than a part of their environment. We're probably just another place they go and they try
to survive. Unfortunately, it can harm us.
edit on 24-9-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)