Do you believe there is other intelligent life in distant galaxies? If no, why not? If yes, do you believe this is something to be feared and avoided or actively sought out?
I don’t discount the possibility that there could be intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. It would be quite presumptuous and arrogant of us to believe we are the only intelligent life in the entire universe. Assuming there is intelligent life in other galaxies, I don’t see any reason to fear it or to seek it out. They would have to overcome the same obstacles with the great distances and the laws of physics that we would face in reaching them.
There are times when I wonder if there might be intelligent life here on Earth.
Do you believe in UF0s? Do you have a gut disbelief or do you rely on empirical proof?
Let’s just say I don’t disbelieve in the possibility that there is intelligent life somewhere else in the universe or that they may have visited our planet. I’m open to the idea but the “proof” that I’ve read, seen and heard tends to be very circumstantial, biased and, at best, tenuous. Some of the theories I’ve heard are as far out there as the extraterrestrials.
It seems reasonable to assume that any intelligent life that might visit us would be more advanced technologically and more intelligent than us. Human history has shown us that it’s the nature of advanced cultures to conquer, annihilate and suppress cultures which they perceive as less advanced.
Even missionaries armed with only the best intentions have had a tendency to fuck over indigenous cultures. Often their influence has been the most corruptive and destabilizing to native populations.
In view of that, I tend to discredit the idea that we have been visited in the past, else we probably would have been conquered and subjugated. Of course, there is the possibility that such an advanced civilization may have evolved beyond the need/desire to conquer “inferior” species, races and cultures. If that’s the case, then their lessons have obviously been lost on mankind.