Just to interject in the discussion between Hadrian and AlienView (Good Avatars by the way).
There was a recent article in the new scientist magazine which talked about the possibility that human mind itself may be a product of parallel
reality's near identical interacting and this can explain such random and hard to quantify phenomena as the famous intuition or gut feeling meaning
that some part of that near identical crossover is actually somehow imparted at least at a subconscious level to the mind (not necessarily the brain
itself but the energy field that crosses over between these multiple parallel brains, so when you taste something bad and you flinch from it that
strong reaction may be passed through this active energy matrix), it is important to consider there is actually not an immovable block between these
very near parallel reality's and they can also merge back together.
Many time's in paranormal account's of post death encounters with the deceased such as one story were a young soldier had been killed overseas and at
what was reckoned to be the same time neighbor's clearly witnessed the young man approach his home even exchanging none verbal wave's and he smiled at
them, his parent's heard a knock at the door and upon opening it no one was there, when the neighbors asked how young johnny was and were told he was
dead and they said by we saw him only yesterday walking up the street to your house, - this is not unique and there are many similar examples around
So going back to that multiple reality multiple brain spanning mind idea is it not conceivable that even after death in at least some circumstance
such as the random encounter with a stray bullet that the sudden death of one body may not in fact mean the end of the mind supported now not by the
brain but by the consciousness energy field which spans more than one reality and could these aliens in fact be either from a further reality were
perhaps another race of man evolved or even be a realization of a stage in the ongoing evolution of this other form once it is free of the pupae state
of the body.
I said near parallel universes can merge and I am going to hypothesize a function that may allow such for slightly less close reality's and you
already know it the infamous black hole or too be more precise the Event horizon of the black hole which is the interesting part in this
Take a large star like for example Betelgeuse star, now as you know it may eventually collapse into a black hole now how many parallel universe does
this same star exist and how many is it identical and will collapse at the same exact instant in the same exact fashion, now as it does the edge of
the star becomes something called the event horizon, this is the point which pulls the super field of the universe taut and unravels all matter and
energy creating a point of perfect void and gravitational intensity and this point may act like a zipper pulling these identical parallel reality's
back into a homogeneous singular reality, a wave of this will roll out at the speed of light or at least the speed of gravity growing weaker with
distance but the effect is the opposite of when two electrons go in opposite directions and creates two reality's.
Now even a near omnipotent alien species would find it near impossible to control this but the control of the mind of a race or even genetically
engineering species just for this very purpose would allow some control over the nature of the reality they were engineering tough at a near
infinitely more subtle and weaker level.
And Hadrian you are right in that we do not yet even fully understand the function of electromagnetism, creating a theory based on known property's
will always leave the unknown element out of the equations and so over time the science accumulates more and more error's eventually resulting in the
need to construct artificial hypothesis to explain these errors and calibrate the theory's back on track which then makes the science effective again
even when it may be totally wrong at the basic fundamental level's and this can be shown to be the case in the current abuse of chaos theory by many
physicists whom do not want to scrap a theory they have dedicated there lives too so attribute sporadic results to chaos which is fine when dealing
with exponentially complicated reactions but in reality is merely a stop gap excuse so they can keep the bursary's coming in and essentially putting
us back hundreds if not thousands of years as we are building on flawed model's.
Aliens do not have to be more intelligent than us, they just need better and more competent science.
I am biased as I do actually believe in god but I also believe in science though the science need's to be correct and what is god if not another
being not us.
edit on 3-9-2013 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)