posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 09:55 AM
I can already see that this is turning into a battle of "which sex is better".
Before this thread completely devolves into that, I would like to bring a few points to the forefront.
If extraterrestrial life exists, as many believe, it would be logical to think that those that would seek out our planet, or to contact us, would be
very much like us. It would not make any sense to seek out a habitat in which they could not survive, was in hospitable or otherwise dangerous to
their existence, or which they did not share some basic characteristics. It is very logical to presume that any type of extraterrestrial life would
share many of the same traits as us, which may include a male/female.
It is important that we humans realize that "others" may not have the same thought process, are probably at a different developmental and
intelligence level. All of our suppositions are based on the world we inhabit.
This alone makes all things possible.
However, based on what we know of our own existence, our own history, and where current technology is taking us, it is reasonable to assume that
observing the "human condition" would be of primary importance, and recognizing how our systems work to make "successful contact" would need
Any intelligent species (and I define intelligence based on our current definition of intelligent life) would "explore" before entering any
environment that they were unfamiliar with. Just like we send explorers (spies/scouts), it would be reasonable to assume that they would too (and
there are many that believe that this is occurring). More than likely, if an extraterrestrial race existed, these explorers, intelligence gatherers,
would probably be male, if they shared the same physiology as humanity. The male body, being innately more prepared for hostile environments, may
survive better in unknown terrain.
Based on our current societal development, it would also be reasonable to assume that any emissary with our political systems, may indeed be female,
but not for the reasons that the OP stated.
In our current state of development, females are seen as more mild, and subservient. This thought process is not only echoed throughout our political
systems, but also in our primarily recognized religious systems. Our current structure makes a female both more AND less important: less important in
society in general, more important in the family dynamic. This is of primary importance to keep in mind when attempting a "peaceful" contact, one in
which it is presumed that we would be "joining a galactic family". Not only would a female be seen as less threatening, it would promote the
"family dynamic" and from a political standpoint it is reasonable to assume the perception of "doing the master's bidding". To "present a
female" as an emissary for a peaceful cause is not out of the realm of reasonability based on how our current system works, it is a logical action
based on our current social/political dynamics.
It is believed, most notably by the Hopi, and many other American Indian tribes as well as many "new age" movements, that our current state of
turmoil is a direct result of an imbalance of male/female energies, and/or power. It is also believed that until we reach a state where both are in
balance (equality), peace will never be achieved. As long as one is "in charge" and the other seen as submissive and subservient to the other, peace
will never be achieved. To assume that a female dominated species would be any less warlike than a male dominated one is just not a logical
If we, specifically Americans and Europeans, look beyond the material aspect of our current wars (i.e. oil and other resources), it becomes obvious
that many of the reasons we intervene in other countries, is because of the treatment of women as "less" in the grand socioeconomic game. It also
becomes obvious that we are moving toward a more balanced power structure and the hope is that when we do, we will finally attain peace. Peace cannot
be achieved until as a unit, we understand that balance and equality of male and female is necessary. To continue to see either male or female as
"better", is just going to result in the de-evolution of threads of who is more violent, male or female, which is exactly where this thread is
If "extraterrestrials" are squids, slugs or some other non-human form, it would not make sense that they would attempt any type of contact with
humans because in order to make successful contact, it could be reasonably assumed that "they" would want to make contact with something that has
some basic characteristics in common to the dominant species. If "they are indeed squids or slugs, or some other non-human form, I wouldn't expect
contact any time before we can communicate and understand the squids and slugs of our own environment...