Friday, November 30, 2012

Can We As a Society Handle An Alien Encounter?



Many conspiracy theorists claim that the government is keeping things from us because civilians cannot accept an unthinkable truth; that perhaps we not only are visited by aliens, but they might be our creators.

The implications for such an event include religious, sociological, financial, military, scientific and individual.

In my own scientific-minded way, I tend to see the possibility more like the scenario in "The Mist." The government or scientists or a combination of both find a way to break through into a parallel world/other dimension, and out spills the secret to the universe, that we are nothing more than a minuscule bubble in a tub overfilled with soap.

The other possibility might come in a scenario like the one being played out right now with talk of Bigfoot DNA revealing a cross mixing of humans with something that supposedly is not that compatible, raising the question of hybridization by alien masters. By any stretch of the imagination, should there be truth to that, then perhaps we are being "allowed" now to probe our DNA and learn about our "papa" in preparation for our encounter with our creator(s).

Whether the aliens come from a parallel world or another planet, we would be at their whim since they know where to find us, but we do not have the capability to find them. Utilizing logic, we'd have to understand that obviously they do not want to hurt us because they have not taken over so far and humans have been here for many thousands of years. We would be more likely a pet experiment or a test lab for new species. Kind of like the cast-off island of defective toys like in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In fact, perhaps we are more like the feral children of alien breeding experiment left to gestate and occasionally observed to see progression but without any helpful instruction from our "parents."

How mankind handles such an encounter would depend largely on the government and the media. It would take a lot of reassurances and guidance to help the population through such a disruption and maybe, just maybe, we would be better for knowing them, losing a bit of our arrogance that we are the only intelligent beings coming to conclusions about how the world works. An older mentor might just be the ticket to help us advance technologically as well as emotionally and spiritually.

10 comments:

  1. Really thought provoking! I like to keep an open mind about everything... because the truth is, we really know nothing for sure, but casting aside Creationism completely, I've always felt that it was more logical that there was an extraterrestrial element to human evolution rather than just simply spontaneously evolving from apes.

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    1. Most people would find it hard to believe that someone like myself who has no deity figure in her folklore, would have trouble with evolution, but I do. It has never quite added up. I don't believe in mistakes in master design. It's like saying "leave a pile of metal and plastic together and over time it will become a car." There is intelligence in the very process of designing not only the individuals but their interdependence, oxygen and carbon dioxide, humans and plants....

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    2. I am someone who believes in limited evolution, but we as humans were intelligently designed.

      Of course, I'm a Christian, so you'd expect that from me. However, you wouldn't expect me to say that I see a place for alien races.

      The fact is, just because God doesn't introduce us to ET life forms (in the sense that most relate to), doesn't mean they're not out there.

      He doesn't talk about a lot of things in the Bible, but that's because it wasn't as important as imparting wisdom about us and how we should live.

      The Bible is a blueprint on how to live and serve God, not a gateway to all that exists.

      I have no problem with the idea of ET's.

      Scott McMan
      GhostTheory.com

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  2. Have you been in my library again? Hee hee.

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    1. Barry, I want access to that library! I suspect I could be inspired to write some crazy cool theory postings.

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  3. Imho, I think the we are not ready for an event like that. One only has to observe what is going on in our own world. Most people are more concerned with the material rather than the spiritual; a serious drawback. How could possbily be prepared to understand and accept beings from another planet when we can't even do that on our own? And though primitive by their standards, the weapons we posses may still be enough of a threat to them so that they keep a cautious eye on us until we reach a certain level of spirituality (if ever).

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    1. Very good points, Stu. This is why I like these discussions. I'm working on a novel called MetaNet right now and the premise is machines are designed that talk to the dead. Once we know it doesn't matter how you get to heaven, churches unify and also control the machines, so you need to be a member to talk to the dead. Folks never grieve, but they do sort of enslave the dead to be on-call any time they want to talk to them. There are lot of surprise twists to this scenario, but ultimately the church knows things about the reality of death they keep from people. I think that without the need for churches and religion, people would be very confused. If they had the comfort of knowing there is an afterlife and they don't have to "earn" it, then you'd probably see people wanting to evolve to a new level of intelligence and scientific discovery, being ambitious and perhaps even more "possession" oriented and living like there is no tomorrow. In a way, it would make our society more productive and take women out of enslavement by religious doctrines, but it could have a rebounding effect of people not being kind. Some people need that "getting into heaven" incentive to be kind and considerate, but it's not necessary. Some of the kindest people I know have no belief in a deity and are exceedingly good and giving because they have compassion and see us humanity as a collective and what happens to one, happens to all.

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  4. I've held the same opinion for years that society in general would not be able to handle actual real world contact.

    Panic and chaos would rule the day as life as we know it would literally stop cold. For how long, I can't answer.

    I've seen and read all the rhetoric from people who claim they could handle it. The truth is nobody can really predict how they would react and IMO most would freak out.

    JMO

    Scott McMan
    GhostTheory.com

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    1. Thanks, Scott. The preppers would no doubt feel vindicated, the religious might interpret the aliens as angels showing themselves in a foreign form, and a few truly intelligent people would take a breath, look at the actual threat, and then begin a conversation. I just look at the supposed DNA Bigfoot evidence and the chaos that is creating and it hasn't even gone official, but should it become public knowledge and verified, it could cause a lot of chaos in interpretation and thwart both the religious and evolution-devoted folks. That's still where it comes down to governments and press being accurate and not sensationalizing it as if it's end of times.

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  5. I think we are ready. It is what it is. If it isn't, then it isn't. It's a simple as that to me.

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