posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 07:20 AM
Trying to explain or justify hypothetical Alien beings acording to human parameters is seriously flawed at best.
If a highly "Inteligent", "advanced" (1) Alien species were to exist, most likely we Humans have no capacity to understand it. Imagine a bacteria
trying to understand a Human. does not make much sense. Communication would probably be impossible. Again, imagine a bacteria trying to communicate
with a human.
Many times when people mention Aliens, they insist that Aliens have to be similar to humans. (Humanoid form,etc) They insist Aliens have to be more
"advanced" or less "advanced" than Humans. Again, comparing what is most likely impossible to Compare.
In Absolute terms, Mankind knows nothing of the Universe. Yet still some claim they know its aproximate size, the % of matter , number of stars,
The first step in learning is realizing the fact that we don't know anything.
all of these are human abstractions. to facilitate the comprehension of our surroundings, but they are not reality per se.
An Alien Species , specially an "advanced" one most likely does not "work" or "act" according to human logic, or parameters.
Concepts such as Technology, Social behavior etc could be meaningless to different lifeform.
Other thing, an Alien Species could be more "advanced"(1) than Humans in some areas and less "advanced"(1) in others.
(1) - "advanced" "inteligent" according to the human definition. not necessarily the Alien (?) definition.