First off, before I start, I would like to say that I believe that life exists elsewhere in the universe, i am not a skeptic in this area. Now, on to what I would like to say...
I was thinking one day about the whole "trying to make contact with intellegent aliens" thing. Lets say there are intellegent aliens out there... but they are far more intellegent than us. We keep searching and searching for signals from them. But let me ask this... why would an intellegent race of beings want to waste their time sending signals to inferior beings? Wouldn't they be searching for signals from a race more intellegent than themselves? In what way could they benefit from contacting and interacting with a less intellegent species?
I know there are many things wrong with my point but I just thought i would share my ponderings with you.
I do the Seti@home and do not feel ashamed of trying to contact other life in space. Ok! Answer me this question..Why do you talk to your Mom and Dad? Why do you speak to your niebgbors kids?Why would you ask an expert on how to figure out why your car is not working?Why do you listen to the radio and watch T.V.....This is all intellegent life more or less then you! Why not? maybe if we talk we will learn something or see something different or new that we have not tried. I do not think intellegents would be the biggest issue I think it would be the honor of meeting someone special and maybe reaching to find a truth to our existence.Maybe they would know the truth and want to tell us on there own time what we have been trying to find out.Maybe it would only be to pass on a hello or to get a friendship started.Maybe it would be to help us on? Maybe it would be to tell us it is our end.Maybe it is just to be and that would be the answer with no ending or doubt..I would be thrilled for any as long as it was good. If the world colapsed in front of you and you where the only one left wouldnt you want to contact anyone for help or to see if someone was out there and not you all alone?I talk to God and he is a faith a world by himself but still part of us..I don't think there is anything wrong with asking him for help or hoping to see him when I leave this world. Maybe their intelegents has nothing to do with are way of thinking down here and thats what they want to find out about!How we live? and if it can help them thrive and live better.Maybe on both side of the stone two heads together thinking is better then one and that tops any intellegents in my book and maybe their way too! That is my answer to your question!
Last Edit: Jan 4, 2005 14:39:28 GMT -6 by Einstein2