posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 12:34 PM
I think I unintentionally mis-stated what I meant. What I was referring to with the "under the radar" statement were the "rogue aliens" of a
society that might ignore its governments wishes. Those aliens, being of an advanced society, who disregarded their government's avoidance policy
(for lack of a better term) and made contact with Earth anyway. Basically, the general population uninvolved with their governments.
What I was trying to illustrate in my post was that a race having incredible technology doesn't equate to that race being far more biologically,
morally, or ethically evolved than we are as a race. It's generally accepted that if Earth had avoided the Dark Ages, we'd be far, far more advanced
than we are now, technologically, but exactly the same biologically.
I would agree that, in a galaxy teaming with interstellar-capable civilizations, you will always have those more hostile, and those more complicitory.
Taken as a galactic whole, however, if any "Hive Race" were to emerge which would become an eventual threat to everyone, then it would probably be
halted by a concerted effort from a majority of said societies.
I also agree, with vor, that we as humans, assume that an alien race must have similar ideologies concerning morality, ethics, and emotion. As for the
more war-like races being more numerous, I think it comes down to exactly how many different races (or even political factions of the same race)
established themselves dominant first.
I didn't mean to infer a galactic government either, just more of an understanding among peers.