From: Jacquie Cosford <jacquiecos.nul> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:52:48 -0400 Archived: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:29:55 -0400 Subject: Re: "How Do You Talk To An Alien?" >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:54:04 +0100 >Subject: "How Do You Talk To An Alien?" >"How Do You Talk To An Alien" >http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036v89y >was on BBC radio 4 today (that URL should carry a 'listen again' >link soon, lasting for a week or so maybe, and perhaps with a >little hunting around you might be able to download the MP3 >file). >There were contributions from N. American and European >scientists arguing both ways - one guy disclosed that a survey >of the public's `message to an alien' was generally welcoming >BUT almost always contained the word "BUT" - i.e. "... but >others might be antagonistic/aggressive". >The old-hat "Hitler's speeches are still radiating outwards" was >re-hashed (IIRC it's at 73 light-years now); as was the >difficulty (virtual impossibility) of finding a Rosetta Stone >(or Babelfish) to convey meaning to an alien (interestingly: if >a race communicated only by metaphor you could not find any >meaning in their words even if you know their dictionaries, >grammar and syntax: because you don't know their metaphors). >What I found interesting, as an observer of the BBC, was that >the final part of the program (and hence the message the BBC >wants you to take away) was much darker - Hawking's warning >etc., plus tales of predatory carnivorous raiders just waiting >for any peep out of a fledgling civilization. I just finished reading the book by Bret Oldham, Children Of The Greys. Warning, do not read this late at night when alone! I too, have had some experiences, but nothing like what Bret went through. However, it does seem that communications are telepathic or by an inner sense to oneself conveying a "feeling". Most of the aliens he encountered had no emotions, and I have the impression they are seeking, or need to feed from our emotions, perhaps our souls. I agree with Hawking, that caution is very warranted. At the end of the book, Kathleen Marden has a chapter on the steps we would take, if we encountered an alien race on another planet, and of course, the final step would be to make ourselves known. The reason I mention this, (and again, from my own viewpoint) is that I think we need critical mass for acceptance. What I mean by that is, the more they show themselves, the more accepting we are of their presence. I think they are not able to manifest completely here, until enough people have seen them and believe. So, is the acceptance instilled in the human race over a period of time, or do we truly think for ourselves and make a sound decision? This is like a two edged sword... How can we communicate with a species if there's a question of mind control, instilled thoughts, or perceptions of reality? 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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