08-18-2013, 05:51 PM #41
08-18-2013, 06:16 PM #42
Depends of the scale . Interplanetary, bacteria-land, viruses... How you define entities... (We could be seen as a vehicle for ideas for example)
Its all biased. But biased stories tell you much about the storyteller. So its interesting
The world is hugable that wayExpression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"
Theory is always superseded by Fact...
... In theory.
“I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
Richard Feynman's last recorded words
"Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE
08-18-2013, 06:29 PM #43
I think we take inter-subjectivity for granted and so it becomes invisible to us. For instance, right now, in front of everyone, we are being inter-subjective. Who would have guessed?
No other animal is inter-subjective so it is more than likely that if alien life exists, it will also not be inter-subjective, and yet we presume it is.
In other words we presume alien life will be a mirror image of ourselves. This is called projection.
So just as we project ourselves onto supernatural beings, we project ourselves onto aliens.
08-18-2013, 06:30 PM #44"But you forget that there is one value that is greater than all others: human freedom. Because no matter how perfectly you set the world up for humanity, they will always rebel simply to exert their own selves. You cannot win."
08-18-2013, 06:31 PM #45
08-18-2013, 10:21 PM #46
I guess I'd like to know what they're doing, where they came from, how long they've been here, what their intentions are. If I'm going to revise everything I know about the nature of life in my planet, I would need to know how thsee beings fit into the wider context. The thing that seems ridiculous to me about these stories is that they seem like a puzzle piece that doesn't fit. I'd have to build an entirely new puzzle along that piece, so I'd like more than one piece.Forget the dead you've left; they will not follow you.
The vagabond who is rapping at your door, is standing in the clothes you once wore.
08-18-2013, 10:54 PM #47
He was obviously vaporized by the 13,000 year old satellite orbiting the Earth. He knew too much."We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."
08-18-2013, 10:57 PM #48
I think it's likely that governments know about them but are keeping it secret, like in Men In Black, although I'm sure the number of people who know is very small. I also wonder if some people have alien spirits incarnated in human bodies, or if humans have fused their DNA with extraterrestrial beings throughout history. That could even be part of how we evolved as a species. But all that's Ni craziness again.
08-19-2013, 12:10 AM #49
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind. He was willing to make a deal
When he came across this young man flyin' down the slopes and tearin' em hot.
And the Devil jumped upon a pine tree stump and said "Boy, let me tell you what."
"I bet you didn't know it, but I'm an alpine skiier, too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I wanna race freestyle with you.
Now you carve a pretty good mountain, man, but give the Devil his due.
I'll bet two poles o' gold against your soul 'cause I think I'm better than you."
The boy said, "My name's Patchouli, and it might be a sin,
But I'll take your bet; and you're gonna regret 'cause I'm the best there's ever been."
08-19-2013, 08:55 AM #50"But you forget that there is one value that is greater than all others: human freedom. Because no matter how perfectly you set the world up for humanity, they will always rebel simply to exert their own selves. You cannot win."
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