Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by neoholographic
Now ask your self this:
What do you do, when you get bit by a bug?
Quite frankly, if the bug bit me because I frightened it, I wouldn't do anything to it (unless it could threaten my life). I get bitten all the time
in my line of work by insects and critters and I don't get mad at them. I certainly don't eradicate their entire race for christ's sake.
Your logic is based on the idea that an alien race could evolve to the intelligence required to travel the vast distances required to get here...
without breaking out of the Neanderthal mentality which we seem locked into.
Think about this
: We'll never leave this planet alive until we live peacefully. So why would any other race? Any extraterrestrial race which
make it here would be either 1) evil and very secretive and scarce in number, as evil beings tend to fight amongst themselves for power
and influence. In which case, they couldn't
reveal their presence - simply to ensure their own survival
, as there's plenty more "good"
beings than "evil" beings on this planet (and probably in the cosmos, too). Is this disputable? I suppose. But I figure that if there were indeed more
evil in the cosmos than good, then we'd all
certainly know about it. No doubt, evil exists.. but I believe it is a minority group (albeit, a
group with great influence - primarily due to humanity's self-perception of hopelessness. We are a benevolent species paralyzed by fear. You cannot
argue against that! Most
people you meet are just like you
Or... aliens would be benevolent, because they would have realized that a sentient
species (not a violent neanderthal species) flourishes and
in its natural environment when they work together, get along, and support each other. Which is really just an extension of the
natural "tribe" phenomenon that arises with neanderthal beings - a phenomenon which these beings may have expanded to include all living sentient
beings and not just their own race based on the science
of the universe which implies that at its deepest atomic origins, every living thing
comes from the same place
Now, if we've worked this out as humans locked into perpetual conflict with each other by these minority groups of "evil" beings (the Elite) - then
surely a species which has had the time and patience to develop the technologies required to master intergalactic (and possibly even
) travel, then they'd have worked out such a basic and intrinsic law of nature a very long time ago.
.... In which case, they definitely
would not reveal themselves to us - until we were of a biological, technological and spiritual
to handle such information without killing ourselves in the ensuing chaos, or destroying ourselves by trying to fight these beings
My point being: humans look at aliens from a human perspective. But, I'm sorry to tell you - in the eyes of the cosmos, you're an idiot. That includes
me. And a civilization hundreds of times the age of ours would probably not look down on us for that, but embrace the natural cycles which we're all a
part of and do their best to protect such cycles from the derailment of evil beings. A complex and sophisticated battle of good vs evil, no doubt.
We're trying to make sense of an issue that we've only just scratched the surface of. I think it's going to take a little more open-mindedness to
reach the bottom of it. Whether you believe in aliens or not is like whether you believe in heaven or not - either way, we came from somewhere. And
either way, we all die. The question remains: where did we come from? And where do we go?
Aliens is just a miniscule theory that encompasses even larger
questions than that. So don't expect a simple answer. It just doesn't exist.
It's the nature of the universe: all natural systems are remarkably complex, yet simple in their experience. And so I guess we'll just have to wait
and see how things unfold - cuz one thing's for sure... whether the aliens are good or bad; when they want us to know they exist, then we'll know
about it alright!
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