reply to post by Openeye
I think he was going on about the fact that to another creature every other creature is a sort of bacteria, even the same species have inter species
that do not co-mingle and are at odds for survival. And humans, well when have humans ever got along without one group trying to kill or subdue the
other? Its like I said for every species that goes extinct another takes its place, snakes and lizards as a whole or genome are not going anywhere
but specific categorizations in that genome are, there are plenty of snakes out there and there thriving just as much as humans are. Even in cities or
urban houses you would be surprised how many critters survive and thrive but the average person will never really see them or notice them.
I have always thought it funny that he always talks about aliens, and how they would react to to encountering humans (usually in a negative way).
Firstly, I am pretty sure they would be overjoyed to meet another race capable of communicating complex ideas.
There is that, but the fact of the matter is that usually when any organism meets another there is bound to be problems. If you take things by what is
going on around you or has been going on for eons on planet earth that the fact of the matter is that one organism when introduced into a new habitat
which already has organisms in it more often then not replaces, supplants or displaces the old organisms. It happens in petri dishes with bacteria,
it happens on a cellular level, it happens when you introduce animals into a habitat such as the introduction of pythons in Florida. And even in
higher animals such as humans...Well what happened when Columbus and the Spanish came to the new world to the original inhabitants?
So what are the chances that if a superior organism were to somehow stumble on to our neck of the woods, what would likely happen? In fact bad intent
even does not play a part in it, its just the mere fact that in this universe some rules seem to hold true, such as water runs downhill and new matter
displaces space, and time and even other matter it comes into contact with. And yes were all made of matter, our world is just a more complex
continuation of the macro and micro world, we would not be exempt from such a rule or law or whatever you want to call it, however it would manifest
itself differently in our world then in the world of atoms or even bugs and other animals, but it would still be there.
Secondly, if this race has the ability to traverse the vast distances of space they would have had to harness some incredible energy source which
likely took them thousands of years to develop, thus they would have had to consumed, and consumed, multiplied, and multiplied.
No doubt some would. But you dont know that for sure, and even the whole cumulative knowledge of humanity is not even sure or vast enough to place a
safe bet on what the next 10 years are going to be like, or even the next ten days. So how do you know what other civilizations are going to be like?
Especially higher and more advanced civilizations? It could be anything from they would see us as ants and would not notice if they steeped on this
planet, to they could be traveling around the universe in space ships using mind power and there ships are powered by unicorn farts and happy
thoughts, and if they tried to teach humanity anything it would be like humanity trying to teach chimps how to do calculus.
I truly believe that a space faring races home planet would look like something out of Bladerunner.
So what are you saying that there cheesy?
At one time about 50 or so years ago people thought that robots were going to be like what you saw in the lost in space show, walking talking vending
machines in space. And that aliens were going to be like something like what was depicted in the movies of that era. You know the guy in the silver
tight suit with the makeup on and the antennas sticking out of his head who steps out of the silver flying saucer and says, we come in peace
earthlings....Danger Danger Will Robinson.
So would they be shocked to see are world in its present shape? Of course they would not, because they more than likely went through the same
I agree if they existed and saw this planet they would not be shocked, in fact we would be more shocked to see our-self's through other more alien
perspectives, then they would be shocked about anything humanity has done or will do. To get a birds eye view of things that are happening on this
planet as opposed to the ants eye view would be quite shocking to the ant if it was somehow transported to those heights, but not to the bird as its
seen it all before.