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To: raygunfan; babygene

Not sure if either of you is really advocating for “aliens” here, but.... think about it. If you had the ability to travel thousands (millions?) of light years from here, to another planet with intelligent life, in undetectable spacecraft -— would you REALLY do nothing but make pretty pictures in a wheatfield?


40 posted on 08/26/2012 5:02:27 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: workerbee
Not sure if either of you is really advocating for “aliens” here, but.... think about it. If you had the ability to travel thousands (millions?) of light years from here, to another planet with intelligent life, in undetectable spacecraft -— would you REALLY do nothing but make pretty pictures in a wheatfield?

Well actually it's quite intelligent, if you think about it. It's a huge declaration of peacefull intentions, a demonstration of awesome power in the name of delicacy, artistic expression, nonstandard communication, and extraordinarily deft sociological interactions that shatter the norm without shattering the population.

In short, I see it as a genuine expression of high intelligence and profound power matched with peaceful intent. Which, given that all they have to do is throw big rocks at us from near lightspeed, and not even break a sweat with their phaser banks, in order to utterly and completely annhialate us, is a good thing.

As for what they want? LOL, how about just to say hello? Maybe they recognize more value in us that we do - not for exploitation, but as spiritual family. Yeah, there's no doubt bad guys out there. But there are good guys, too.

There has to be - otherwise we'd be toast by now.

51 posted on 08/26/2012 6:08:23 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: workerbee; raygunfan

“Not sure if either of you is really advocating for “aliens” here, but.... think about it. If you had the ability to travel thousands (millions?) of light years from here, to another planet with intelligent life, in undetectable spacecraft -— would you REALLY do nothing but make pretty pictures in a wheatfield?”

What I’m advocating is that those of us that think we understand such things are delusional. By your rather simplistic thinking, the whole SETI thing is stupid. Obvious;y no one is going to dial you up if it’s going to take you a hundred million years to answer the phone...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_for_extraterrestrial_intelligence

Perhaps we only THINK we have it right and understand everything...

My impression would be that we don’t.


69 posted on 08/26/2012 11:50:54 PM PDT by babygene
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