When humans start talking to ants and living amongst them or conversing with mice or treating lower animals as equals then I will believe that a super
advanced alien civilization will bother to come here and chat with us like w'ere a next door neighbor. The idea is pleasing, but not realistic to
Otherwise, I see no reason for them to busy themselves with us. I would think an alien civilization thousands or millions of years ahead of us would
be bored with a place like Earth, just as we'd be bored if we were stuck on an ant hill or had to live in a box with mice.
To be fair, some humans love animals and study ants. But the idea still holds that most people on Earth aren't happy living with mice or spending
their lives with ants, so...
You might be crazy or mistaken or (less likely, I think) even correct. The idea of other beings interested in Earth or studying Earth or just visiting
is fun. That's why I'm even posting at all.
I really want there to be a larger reality that's plausible or understandable to us. The one that's offered by established science is so far cold and
lonely. I yearn for "contact" and more meaning. However, I'm not one to just buy into something because I like how it sounds or how it flows.
WHY would we need to be able to communicate with ants? Somehow, I think any form of communication between us and ants would be like "Ant, move. Ant,
stop. Ant, feed. Ant, sleep." In order for commnication to even develop we'd need a reason and it'd probably be necessity, like keeping ants out of
our food or keeping them away from cities. I doubt communication would be on an equal basis. Show me a human that hasn't somehow exploited an animal.
This is why I'd be weary of any contact with a more advanced alien civilization. They'd probably treat us like we treat animals. There might be a few
rare civilizations that're "friendly", but it would probably be an exception. And hten even in those best cases, they would have their own interests
in mind, not just ours.
I may seem bitter, but our relationship with animals isn't great and it reflects on this, I thinkk. Anytime you bring into a discussion the idea of
super advanced aliens, this issue should come up.
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