The Human Enigma

A Search of Space

To what purpose?
To what purpose?

Space Exploration

OK, so we are spending billions of dollars looking for other planets that could support life as we know it.

Now I personally believe that we will find many of them. So, even if by then, we have the technology to reach them, what then?

Here is a reality check for you. If they are capable of sustaining life as we know it, they probably already do. So what will we do?

Will we colonize them, raping them of all their natural resources? Will we just try to exterminate them or will we try to co-exist with them?

To co-exist with them would reap havoc on their eco-system and let’s face it; we don’t have a good history on looking after those.

Ancient Monuments

On this planet we seem to have a lot of large ancient monuments, Pyramids, large standing stones, Nasca Lines and the like.

It has often been speculated that these were built with the aid of visiting aliens from our past. It is also speculated that these may have been built as some sort of facility for the visitors, and then used by humans. It has also been speculated that they were built to, in some way enhance our evolution.

What if all these monuments were different Aliens equivalent of our solid yellow flag on a ship in port? A sign, to show, that a contagious disease was on board. Perhaps these monuments were built as warnings to others of their kind that may follow.

The signs could read beware, this planet is inhabited by an ignorant race of murderous and destructive people, pre occupied with greed leading them into a headlong course of extinction and the destruction of their own world.

Is it possible that aliens are already well aware of our existence and are purposely keeping us at a good arms length?

If there is a truly intelligent life out there, don’t you think it would take proper care of its life giving planet?

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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

I sincerely hope that there are other races of intelligent beings :) That would be, like, so cool!

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rafken 5 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

You may be right, but look at "Are Alien Robots Watching Us" and "Don't believe what you see, AGAIN". Put them together and ask yourself, is this a robot base? Can they see us from there? IF and I grant you it is a big IF, aliens had visited us, then they have better technology than us and so we could assume they have better telescopes too. Thanks again for your contributions.

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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

But if it's in our nature, and it's how we've evolved, then the chances are that any alien races are likely to have striking similarities. They are likely to be coming to this planet with the intention of colonizing it, no? That's what we're looking out into space for, really - a place to move to when this planet becomes inhospitable (which it will do, we know that much). Stands to reason that any alien races looking at us are not merely interested in anthropology - they're scouting the place out, to see if they can live on it.

I don't believe there are any aliens looking at us anyway, or ever have been. You can't take a pee without being watched these days, so I don't think the aliens would get through the stratosphere (and all the other -spheres) unnoticed! Our eyes have been on the skies for centuries.

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rafken 5 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Will and Lady W. No matter what we think of ourselves as a race isn't important. What I am talking about is how a colonized being would see us. The majority of colonizers, in our history, have been, too the colonized, murderous, destructive and greedy. It is that small part that would grab the attention, not the rest of it. Thanks for your thoughts.

credence2 5 years ago

I tend to disagree with there being a great deal of earth like planets that can sustain life without elaborate life support systems or terraforming. Oxygen is by its very nature a very reative substance and would bind with other elements in the ground, rust for example. Life processes explain the relatively large amounts of oxygen in the earth atmosphere. However, this assumes that life is based on a carbon model, breathing oxygen and using liquid water as a solvent. There is speculation as to other models, one base for example on silicon. Such life could exist under higher surface temperatures. There are other models based on colder enviroments much like is found among the gas giants. There is some discussion of these things on the internet. Interesting thought provoking article, thanks.

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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

I agree with you Will. I don't really know many 'ignorant' and 'murderous and destructive people, pre occupied with greed'. I know a lot of people who were born into, and inherited a world, that had already been raped and pillaged, possibly beyond repair in the lifetime of the human race, and who are trying their best to limit the damage that they now, often by necessity, inflict upon that world. I know a lot of people who want to fix this planet, so that it can sustain us for longer (I think that's partly what it's here for, we should use it, because it has no other purpose - it, and us, will be stardust again in a few billion years anyway) and we can make the most of everything it has to offer while it's still here.

I think 'aliens' would take more than a cursory glance at our planet and its inhabitants. They would see that we're not perfect (I'm sure they wouldn't be perfect themselves), but they would see also that we have nobility, kind-heartedness, strength in the face of adversity, generosity and love. It depends on the general feeling, and which particular news story you're looking at, but at times I can be immensely proud of being a human being - equally, at other times, I can be ashamed. It's all beautiful, all part of the rich tapestry of life (bleurgh, did I just say that?!).

I don't think we'll ever be able to reach them though - they're getting further away all the time, and we'll never be able to travel at light speed, because our fragile human bodies couldn't cope with the Gs!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


Why would another intelligent being from a distant world necessarily have higher moral standards than humans? In fact, despite our notable failings, humans in general are kind, generous and loving creatures.

I don't agree that humans are primarily wretched. I think we are basically a good species.

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