They might even be so "advanced," in point of fact, as to kill us all using a nice sterile asteroid, or relativistic kill vehicle launched from a half billion miles away or more, in order to spare themselves the trouble of having to do it up close and personal.
You know... So they don't have soil their precious tentacles or other assorted appendages with the filth of our primitive world, or make any of the various gas bladders and digestive pouches which characterize their anatomy "queasy" with the sight of our sundry bodily fluids drenching the ground.
Hell! If they're really "advanced," they might've even gone so far as to set some nice, self-replicating artificially intelligent kill drones loose upon the galaxy eons ago to do all of the "dirty work" of wiping out competing civilizations for them. That way, they can still lie to themselves about how "enlightened" and "advanced" they are while simultaneously being able to live under the blanket of protection wanton cruelty and destruction so often provides.
Ain't civilization fun?
Last edited by Gathomas88; 07-31-14 at 10:36 PM.
Eco's certainty is likely misplaced, methinks.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 07-31-14 at 10:30 PM.
You spewing nonsense has nothing to do with why we should not fear aliens. I've already explained why we need not fear aliens.
I suppose everyone that supports sending out signals and such is just stupid and hasn't considered your fantasy. Or... maybe... it's pretty ****ing obvious from our own development that we are sure to be less civilized than a civilization vastly more advanced.
What's the difference? His point still stands.
Frankly, that's not accounting for more "exotic" possibilities either. We could easily redesign human beings to live and think more like ants, given the proper knowledge of genetic engineering, and the right collectivist ideology behind it.
There's no reason to think that "individualism" will always necessarily be held to be sacrosanct, after all.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 07-31-14 at 10:43 PM.
I'd suggest more time studying science and less time watching HBO.Frankly, that's not accounting for more "exotic" possibilities either. We could easily redesign human beings to live and think more like ants, given the proper knowledge of genetic engineering, and the right collectivist ideology behind it.
Individualism is not necessary in order for a society to socially develop, nor for a society to value other life.There's no reason why "individualism" should be held to necessarily be sacrosanct, after all.
Given the choice between science and fantasy, it's amazing how many choose fantasy while discarding all known evidence, logic and reason. This is like discussing natural science at a NASCAR race.
Last edited by ecofarm; 07-31-14 at 10:49 PM.
What you fail to see is that you understanding science does not matter to me. Your ability to grasp concepts is not material to the debate, for those of us with sufficient education in natural science to see your ignorance.
If you want basic science lessons, go to a community college.