The need for alien (extraterrestrial) contact via UFO
incursion denotes a mind-set that is deficient; not mentally deficient but,
rather, intellectually and culturally deficient.
In Dante’s Comedy (The Divine Comedy for some)
we are treated to the Circles of Hell and the Celestial Bodies of Heaven (with
a sojourn around Purgatory’s Rings, which don’t factor into my suggestion
My previous and ongoing excursions about the insignificance
of Earth and Earthlings relates to how extraterrestrials might see us (or,
better, ignore us).
But Earth and its inhabitants (sentient and otherwise) are
unique, but not to an extent that would incur alien visitors, and here’s why….
While the Earth is a container for odd, even spectacular,
flora and fauna, it is so inconsequential in the cosmos scheme of things – you
know my position on this – that only a happenstance reconnoiter by advanced
extraterrestrials could account for alien visitation, but even then not in the
numbers that UFO reports indicate.
If UFOs are von Neumann-like probes, that, too, could not
account for the number of UFOs purportedly witnessed by Earthlings; the numbers
staggeringly exceed what a sane, advanced civilization would send forth to our
(Crossover from other dimensions or a parallel universe can
be credibly accepted for UFO incursions, but that for another time.)
My point here is that the desire by many UFO buffs to seek
an ET explanation for UFOs is a shirking of what is wonderful about our planet.
No outsider civilization could have – even if we could
interpret an alien culture – the human products that transcend creativity, even
For instance, the art of Michelangelo, Raphael, vanGogh,
Picasso, and the many other painters you are familiar with (and some you
The writings of Sophocles, Plato, Chaucer, Shakespeare,
Dostoevsky, Joyce, Dickinson, et al.
The music of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin,
Mahler, Schoenberg, and multiple others (most you know, many you don’t).
The scientific and technical genius of Euclid, Newton,
Galileo, Leibniz, Einstein, Bors, Jobs, and dozens of others you’re familiar
You know the philosophers: Aristotle, Maimonides, Kant, Nietzsche
and psychologists: Freud, Jung, Skinner, and political leaders: Julius Caesar,
Charlemagne, Peter the Great, Washington, Lincoln, and the raft of religious
founders: Moses, Abraham, Mohammed, Luther, Smith and other brilliant humans,
too numerous to cite here.
These are what one would find and do find in Dante’s
Then there are the scourges of humankind: Nero, Attila, Mao,
Hitler, and today Trump; just seeing if you’re paying attention.
This group inhabits the lower circles of Dante’s Hell.
But then we have the (non or different) sentient creatures
of the Earth: whales, dolphins, octopi, plants, trees, various mammals, and all
the glories of life here.
Can there be an advanced extraterrestrial civilization to
compare with Earth?
(And don’t give me the meme that that’s why ETs visit here.
They don’t even know we and Earth exists.)
We are one of a kind, alone in our brilliance and cultural
Do we need ET intrusions in our existence? I don’t think so.