UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Why an alien (extraterrestrial) culture might want to visit Earth

The Earth is inconsequential in the context of the galaxy and even more so in the totality of the Universe.

But if some alien visitation, years ago, came across this planet, they might have logged it in an intergalactic “directory” of strange “venues” containing life, much as Earth explorers have provided in the discovery charts of exotic places (here).

Madagascar is such a “venue” for example, or Hawaii, or New Zealand, to name a few.

If ultra-cultures have a co-operative library of unusual places where life exists in the Universe and the Earth has ended up in that library or directory, one might conjecture that space travelers would seek out the Earth because:

It contains an inordinate amount of water
It has a raft of exotic flora and fauna, which keeps changing (via evolution) over millennia.
This planet has elements that can cure illness: plants and flowers with medicinal properties not found elsewhere in the Universe.

One species of life on the planet, humans, offer examples of barbarism not seen in other intergalactic communities, behavior so bizarre as to bespeak a fluke of extreme nature.

Earth is a freak, among planets discovered so far. It is an outlandish outland which would cause interest among any thinking extraterrestrial species.

That UFOs are aloof derives from the hesitancy to disturb this specific environment for various reasons: contagion, a pristine (yet corrupt) existence that is unique among the planets of the Universe, or a fluke of ultra-nature that is grist for the curious among planet-roving civilizations.

We must admit that our Earth is odd in ways that would seem incomprehensible to an alien species, a species able to create ships that can traverse the regions of space, unencumbered by the petty or horrible strife that permeates our planet, a thoughtful curious species bedazzled by our strangeness, in behavior, environment, and configuration.

That UFOs comes in large numbers, with a variety of shapes and beings, gives a clue to the interest of other planetary visitors and the unique difference(s) that Earth showcases which attract inquisitive visitors from elsewhere.

Ancient astronauts don’t and haven’t come to Earth to help humankind. If they have come, they’ve done so for souvenirs or items and elements they need: water, minerals, life-forms (not humans).

If the Universe is one, in creation, thought, and mind, as Teilhard de Chardin posited in The Divine Milieu, The Phenomenon of Man, and other works, then the Earth has to be, by cogitation without bias, a quirk within the Universal milieu, something bordering on the insane.

Why wouldn’t that attract inquisitive extraterrestrials?



  • Uniqueness may not be an arbiter in this case, it may be we share a common heritage that is not genetic. In think Joseph Conrad pinned this relationship between ourselves as young inexperienced captains of a ship and our visitors would be stowaways searching for something and in this we would have a lot in common.
    I think a visitor here unlike ourselves knows that,we too are visitors in another sense. Our issue is the nature of thought itself and to somehow find a way to see ourselves as we are ….not as we imagine ourselves to be. We own nothing but what we are given. Perhaps these are common issues.
    A visitor would see what we have been given without what we have been given requiring what thought says must have a reason.
    A visitor ( perhaps) would say life is bootstrapping ourselves between beauty and threats like all of this planetary nature, the only exception being our race achieving a balance between choice and humility.
    I don’t think , nor do they perhaps, that our situation is unique in that sense. I think a visitor older and wiser than ourselves would appreciate this as well as what is incommensurable in the self evidence of nature. Perhaps our visitors are much like the character in the plot of Conrad’s The Secret Sharer like Leggatt.
    Nature’s beauty in always adapting under what would seem, in certain places, impossible habitats, like the undersea vents spewing what for us are poisonous gases, bacterial life within us, all of this driven by our nearest star in a vacuum of space. One would be tempted to say a visitor would comment we have grown blind to just how miraculous all of this is, how unappreciative we are and yet...who would not be drawn into this with a sense of wonderment, regardless of circumstances?

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Saturday, November 08, 2014  

  • I see a scene, a younger, inexperienced alien recognizes the approach of the Milky Way.
    "In this galaxy there is that weird but somehow beautiful plant, called Earth by the locals, and we could use more water, let's stop there".
    The older, more experienced aliens all look at the youngster doubtfully until one of them speaks, "No lad ... we don't even pass anywhere near THAT plant ... have you seen the sheer number of reports of spacecraft crashing onto the surface of so called 'Earth' !!

    By Blogger Woody, at Saturday, November 08, 2014  

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