posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 10:50 PM
I would like to make a few points here. These are not necessarily my own views, but approaching any subject with a rational mode of thinking is
paramount to logical inquisition.
1. From a scientific standpoint, all life does not necessarily have to be carbon-based. Therefore another life form may be silicon-based, etc.
2. The 'advancement' of a civilization is entirely in the eye of the beholder. Native Americans who gazed upon Spanish conquistadors for the first
time truly believed they were among gods. The bow and arrow was the pinnacle of weapons technology in its time, inspiring awe by all who beheld its
power. In reality all it was was a clever re-engineering of the basic physics that brought us spears and atlatls. These are examples of how a lesser
'advanced' civilization would view technology unknown to it.
3. Human knowledge of energy management and manipulation is modest at best. We may have newfangled gizmos and gadgets released every year, but they
all plug in to the same outlet that we have used for 100 years. We would be fools to think that our way of energy management is the only way.
Just food for thought.