Scenario: a great consuming evil is upon us. Picture a small peaceful town where a single thief comes and steals everything a family has. The family retaliates in anger, killing the thief. His family is now angered, misconceptions abound, and the next thing you know the whole town is thrown into a series of neverending blood feuds. Of course there are lots of other problems too.
Somewhere, In the midst of all this chaos, is a man who will not yield to the evil in any way shape or form. Though he is ridiculed, beaten, stolen from, and eventually even killed, he will not yield to becoming like those who have wronged him. He is of course critisized because his way leads to death, but if the whole town could be like him would there not be any problems at all?
Is he not therefore the pinnacle of civilized society? And should the whole world annihilate one another, is it not fitting only those who chose as he did should inhabit it?
When the aliens come they will marvel at our technology. Every single piece of it is perfectly shaped, perfectly aligned, and perfectly understood. Without this level of precision space travel would be impossible. Yet behind our robotic servants lie an ill-deserving chaotic people.
Computers aren't perfect though. Should a virus come along that turn every byte against each other, only the unaffected data clusters that kept their integrity will be salvaged when it's time for it to be fixed. So is the order of things.