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# 11
04-25-2010, 08:34 AM
It's a nice contrast to Carl Sagan, who basically promoted a religion of first contact for the redemption and salvation of mankind.

That anyone treats these scientists as philosophers is quite strange, considering that they lack training in the liberal arts.
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# 12
04-25-2010, 08:35 AM
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It's a nice contrast to Carl Sagan, who basically promoted a religion of first contact for the redemption and salvation of mankind.

Why anyone treats these scientists as philosophers is quite strange, considering that they lack training in the liberal arts.
what do you mean their lack of training in the liberal arts- how about the rest of humanity's lack of training in the liberal arts too?
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04-25-2010, 09:07 AM
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It's a nice contrast to Carl Sagan, who basically promoted a religion of first contact for the redemption and salvation of mankind.

That anyone treats these scientists as philosophers is quite strange, considering that they lack training in the liberal arts.
Well, in the traditional sense of what liberal arts are, they are trained in it. Liberal arts were all things that were not related to the teaching of Canon Law and the Bible.
But Jshing has a point, a majority of the population in this world have never had formal education in liberal arts, much less anything else.
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# 14
04-25-2010, 09:09 AM
owww i smell a terran empire in the works
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04-25-2010, 09:58 AM
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It's a nice contrast to Carl Sagan, who basically promoted a religion of first contact for the redemption and salvation of mankind.

That anyone treats these scientists as philosophers is quite strange, considering that they lack training in the liberal arts.
well there are basically two major possibilities. they are friendly and help us, open our eyes to the universe and bring humanity together in a way we never thought possible, much like star trek

or they eat us.

even if they are friendly, humans will quite happily kill each other and do horrible things to each other. if aliens ever landed, chances are, some nut would murder one of them, then they would eat us for revenge

in fact eating us is one of the nicer things that could happen
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# 16
04-25-2010, 09:59 AM
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well there are basically two major possibilities. they are friendly and help us, open our eyes to the universe and bring humanity together in a way we never thought possible, much like star trek

or they eat us.

even if they are friendly, humans will quite happily kill each other and do horrible things to each other. if aliens ever landed, chances are, some nut would murder one of them, then they would eat us for revenge

in fact eating us is one of the nicer things that could happen
"I'm beginning to think that there will be no forced mating this time."
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# 17
04-25-2010, 10:03 AM
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well there are basically two major possibilities. they are friendly and help us, open our eyes to the universe and bring humanity together in a way we never thought possible, much like star trek

or they eat us.

even if they are friendly, humans will quite happily kill each other and do horrible things to each other. if aliens ever landed, chances are, some nut would murder one of them, then they would eat us for revenge

in fact eating us is one of the nicer things that could happen
I am thinking of the Twilight Episode that had the alien show up with a book that translated "To Serve Man". It wasn't a socialist guidebook, but a cookbook on how to serve man.
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# 18
04-25-2010, 10:04 AM
Wait a minute- who's StephaM Hawking?
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# 19
04-25-2010, 10:23 AM
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It's a nice contrast to Carl Sagan, who basically promoted a religion of first contact for the redemption and salvation of mankind.

That anyone treats these scientists as philosophers is quite strange, considering that they lack training in the liberal arts.
Carl Sagan was an idiot then. He'd be the first guy they'd vaporize as a statement to the rest of earth. History shows when one culture meats another culture one is dominated and either wiped out or enslaved. Besides with all the stories of UFOs you have to figure some of them are true, and if they are true then we are considered no better then gazelles, something to be probed, tagged, and studied. It make me wonder how many people have been abducted, dissected, and experimented on and never seen again.

And you don't need training in the liberal arts to be a philosopher. Philosophy come from within, kind like mankind's bet hope for salvation.
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# 20
04-25-2010, 10:23 AM
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Actually, the biggest problem is something that...GASP Herbert George Wells figured out.

We'll probably kill them with our pathogens and they will do the same to us.
That's not likely in the least... hell we probably will have utterly different sets of base pairs.
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