posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 02:01 PM
I have to comment on the "dumb" term the OP used. What is it with people and intelligence? It's not that people are "dumb," they simply do not
I am almost certain that once one understands something, the fear is gone. Take the fear of spider for example. Those who do not understand the
behavior of spiders will have an instinctive fight or flee response. Those who understand them respond with kindness and bring them to safety or
As for extraterrestrials ... I do agree most are not ready. Most are not ready to be unplugged, if you know what I mean. Usually most of us are so set
in our ways, we simply will not change the way we think and percieve the world or react to it.
If I saw an extraterrestrial, the first thing that comes to mind would be: "What is that?"
Then many other questions would ensue. If I had encountered an extraterrestrial more than once, I would begin to get used to it, hence understanding.
Just like seeing a spider, you have to see it to really think that you are not alone. There is another being in the same vicinity as you, whether
proximial or distant. The more we understand, the less we fear. Man fears the unknown, and studies such aspects of the unknown to better understand
it. So they can adapt and blend in well with the unknown.
The universe is so vast, I am almost 100% certain that no man would want to travel very far from Earth, let alone out of the Solar System. Who would,
without knowing what exactly is out there? We have not encountered an extraterrestrial yet.
One of the many reasons why I think extraterrestrials have not made themselves known to us on Earth is simply this: Earth is our home. If some
stranger entered your home and claimed to be some friendly being, you still would have so much uncertaintity about that person. Such distrust can lead
to many possible outcomes. We do not know much about extraterrestrials, why should we welcome a stranger entering our house if we do not know who they
Until we start manned spaceflight daily, transversing from Earth to Mars, or some other planetary bodies or systems, we are not ready to encounter
such beings from a distant planet or system. Because by the time we can pilot a nice spacecraft and explore space, our minds are open to the
possibilities in space. All we can do right now, though, is look through a telescope or speculate from the unmanned spacecrafts about what is out
Another thing is, as long as hate exists in the human paradigm there will hardly be any peaceful outcomes encountering an extraterrestrial. In my
opinion also, that hate transpires from misunderstanding and miscommunication.