User Tag List

First 123 Last

Results 11 to 20 of 25

  1. #11
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18,540

    Default Saving us from the aliens

    We used to think life in the next tribe was alien and must be fought and killed, and we thought life in the next village was alien, then life in the next county, then life in the next country, then life in the next religion, then life in the next ideology, but we are running out of aliens and can only find them in the movies.

    The very idea of aliens is a throwback to premodern times when we believed demons caused disease and mental illness and so we needed a Saviour to drive out the demons.

    Who, we ask, in our primordial mind, will save us from the aliens?

  2. #12
    The Typing Tabby grey_beard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Posts
    1,504
    "Love never needs time. But friendship always needs time. More and more and more time, up to long past midnight." -- The Crime of Captain Gahagan

    Please comment on my johari / nohari pages.

  3. #13
    The Typing Tabby grey_beard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Posts
    1,504

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    We used to think life in the next tribe was alien and must be fought and killed, and we thought life in the next village was alien, then life in the next county, then life in the next country, then life in the next religion, then life in the next ideology, but we are running out of aliens and can only find them in the movies.

    The very idea of aliens is a throwback to premodern times when we believed demons caused disease and mental illness and so we needed a Saviour to drive out the demons.

    Who, we ask, in our primordial mind, will save us from the aliens?
    This brings up a good question: if we have contact with aliens, is it guaranteed they will be the equivalent of Space-Mongol-Hordes?
    What if they are the equivalent of Galactic Traveling Salesmen? Will we be suckered or run them out of town on a rocket?
    "Love never needs time. But friendship always needs time. More and more and more time, up to long past midnight." -- The Crime of Captain Gahagan

    Please comment on my johari / nohari pages.

  4. #14
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18,540

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by grey_beard View Post
    This brings up a good question: if we have contact with aliens, is it guaranteed they will be the equivalent of Space-Mongol-Hordes?
    What if they are the equivalent of Galactic Traveling Salesmen? Will we be suckered or run them out of town on a rocket?
    Fortunately the speed of light and the size of the universe make an encounter with conscious aliens impossible.

    The reality is we only encounter aliens in our imagination.

    This is a site devoted to the psyche so we should ask, who are these aliens hiding in our psyche?

  5. #15
    Senior Member Survive & Stay Free's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    MBTI
    ESTJ
    Enneagram
    9 so/sx
    Posts
    21,661

    Default

    I should doubt they will.

    Excellent rhetorical question.

  6. #16
    Senior Member Mal12345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    MBTI
    IxTP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ti
    Posts
    14,010

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    We used to think life in the next tribe was alien and must be fought and killed, and we thought life in the next village was alien, then life in the next county, then life in the next country, then life in the next religion, then life in the next ideology, but we are running out of aliens and can only find them in the movies.

    The very idea of aliens is a throwback to premodern times when we believed demons caused disease and mental illness and so we needed a Saviour to drive out the demons.

    Who, we ask, in our primordial mind, will save us from the aliens?
    THEY have found the aliens in US.
    "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
    “Culture?” says Paul McCartney. “This isn't culture. It's just a good laugh.”

  7. #17
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18,540

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    THEY have found the aliens in US.
    And if not the aliens, at least the infidels.

  8. #18
    Analytical Dreamer Coriolis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Posts
    17,585

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    The periodic table has been created by exploding stars uniformly throughout the universe.

    So nothing in the universe is alien.

    And just as there is no alien life on Earth: every living thing for four billion years is related to every other living thing, there is no alien life in the universe. We are all related through the periodic table and exploding stars. Who would have guessed?
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...
    Likes Mole liked this post

  9. #19
    Theta Male Julius_Van_Der_Beak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    PORG
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    LII None
    Posts
    9,056

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Who, we ask, in our primordial mind, will save us from the aliens?
    The concept of the alien is not represented the same way across sci-fi. Star Trek and Star Wars both feature humans as villains as often as they feature aliens. The difference between the two is that Star Trek's worldview is scientific, while the Star Wars worldview is mysticism (it flounders when it loses the mystical element).

    I'd argue that there's nothing inhuman about evil; it's incredibly human.

    Bring on the singularity.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


    This is not going to go the way you think....

    Visit my Johari:
    http://kevan.org/johari?name=Birddude78

  10. #20
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18,540

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Bring on the singularity.
    The NSA are bringing the singularity ever closer.

Similar Threads

  1. For people who see words over people's head when they're talking
    By prplchknz in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-02-2017, 11:46 AM
  2. [MBTItm] Do you hate when people see you as hippie?
    By Virtual ghost in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 116
    Last Post: 02-21-2011, 01:02 PM
  3. [ENFP] What happens to ENFPs when they don't get the alone time they need?
    By cn1234567890 in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-15-2008, 08:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO