From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul> Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:44:46 -0800 Archived: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:14:22 -0500 Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity >From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:23:13 -0400 >Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity >>From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:19:56 +0800 >>Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity >>>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> >>>To: <post.nul> >>>Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:50:34 -0000 >>>Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity >>>>From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul> >>>>To: post.nul >>>>Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:37:25 +0800 >>>>Subject: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity >>><snip> >>>>The next question to ask: >>>>- What is special about Earth? >>>Answer: Absolutely nothing. All we get to see is the ET >>>equivalent of a procession of high school kids performing the >>>same dumb-ass 'experiments' over and over again. We are the >>>slime in the school pond and that is why we can't understand the >>>phenomena with which we confronted. >>Something about Earth must be special to whoever might come here >>because the energy output required to travel interstellar >>distances would require significant resources to achieve. >>Perhaps you mean 'humans are special'. Actually, my point was >>the humans are not special, not at all interesting, and in the >>thought experiment wanted to step outside anthropomorphic >>explanations for UFO phenomena. It doesn't take much imagination to conceive of possible reasons why ET, even possibly ones very much like ourselves, might be interested in Earth and humans over a prolonged period. Start with the Noah's Ark theory of why they are here. We may be an unusually verdant planet even among the Goldilocks, earth- like planets. It is now estimated that we have cataloged perhaps only a few percent of all actual species now on Earth (most being tiny or microscopic, thus easily overlooked or hard to find), even though many thousands of human field biologists and microbiologists have been at it for several hundred years. ET could conceivably have a large stake in maintaining this large biodiversity and it is also going to take them a long time to sample and catalog this huge genetic inventory, perhaps for their own use elsewhere and/or to restore Earth after humans are finished decimating it (as we seem to be doing now). We are also not exactly pond scum. We are complex, living, intelligent creatures with a huge variety of social structures, customs, languages, etc. ET sociologists, anthropologists, linguists, etc. (assuming they exist), could be kept busy for a very long time, just like their human equivalents. If we went to a planet like Earth with such a complex civilization, wouldn't we be studying it? Heck, we even study the social structures and languages of bees, dogs, porpoises, etc., etc. >In addition to the three items I noted earlier about Earth, >which might well make it of interest to aliens, I should have >added that it is inhabited by a primitive society whose major >activity is tribal warfare. This society which killed 50 million >of its own kind in WW 2 and destroyed 1700 cities, has learned >to tap nuclear energy, not only for fission >propulsion-submarines which can circle the globe underwater, >aircraft carriers that can operate for 18 years without >refueling, fission rockets than can operate at 4400 Megawatts >(twice Grand Coulee dam) in a system less than 8' in diameter, >but has controlled nuclear fusion to the extent that one bomb >has released the energy of 57 million tons of TNT. >Fusion rocket systems can eject particles having 10 million >times as much energy per particle as in a chemical rocket. I >should think the "galactic federation" would want to make sure >no representatives from here went out there. Do note also that >mankind has exploded 2000 nuclear weapons. >Robert Hastings has provided strong evidence that the aliens are >interested in our nuclear weapons. Yes, which brings us to another potential reason why they are here and have a long-term interest in us. There are probably benchmarks in the development of technological civilizations, flight, EM communications, and nuclear energy being among them, signaling increasing mastery of physics and exponentially exploding technology that before long they will also lead to interstellar flight. As Stan Friedman often points out, in the interest of self- preservation, it is a good idea to keep close watch on the teenage street-gangs before they get more sophisticated and invade your own gated neighborhood. David Rudiak Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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