During the course of the frenzied 2 weeks, I've been packing, sifting through belongings trying to organize my move to Australia and pave the way for my son to embrace fully his autonomous life from now on and deal with red tape from hell to terminate services or change address in various companies and governmental agencies, besides trying to sell car, elliptical and a few belongings that needs to be sold... During these past two weeks however, I found it in me to splurge in Netflix streaming fest where I would catch up to shows I missed or indulge in BBC Nature documentaries I enjoy so much. The rest is much needed as I feel at the end of my rope with energy and stamina.
Watching these documentaries, it suddenly had a strange string of thought that compels me to write this entry in my blog. I started to think of the the events of November 7th, 1990 where an unidentified object hovered above Montreal downtown Hilton Bonaventure hotel and slowly drifted towards R.D.P. East-end Montreal during a few hours where I was a prime witness and seen some strange behaviors of people on the street being "dumbed-up" as if this thing was not there... As if this thing was creating a "brain blind-spot" that THEY weren't seeing it ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIH22EkVUEs
From this event to the numerous people I've met in the most recent years where they are totally obsessed with finding Alien Life or sincerely believing they experienced weird phenomena regarding these beings from outer space that visits us. Each theories more fantastically shrouded in lack of evidence and yet, every attempts from authorities to explain this phenomena is not entirely dissuasive... ?! Enough said about that but simply to explain the tapestry of mind that led me to my actual post.
The train of thought led me to my current endeavor with the Disk Detective project. It suddenly struck me as an evidence. We seek life elsewhere in the cosmos. We base our fact-finding missions based on our suspicions and careful scientific facts to guide us in our attempt to find life according to same principles we know here on Earth. Water is the key to this life. Where does the parallels stop ? Because here on Earth, nature itself is about food finding you either eat it or get eaten. You either consume a resource or you get consumed as one. That being said, and if we stretch the comparison to an advanced civilization, who is probably much older than us and much more evolved physically and technology evolved than us, who is to say the same conquer and consume principles does not apply to life elsewhere ?
This thought led me to do a little bit of research on the topic of "Exopolitics" and I am very sad to say that there is not much being done, or that we are made aware of. If the most brilliant minds of our times, British physicist Stephen Hawking says aliens are out there, but it could be too dangerous for humans to interact with extraterrestrial life, I would tend to agree with the man from that regards. We only have to see how predation works on our world and how it feeds the wheels of life itself and nature. Doesn't it makes you wonder where we'd scale on the Food-Mart of the Universe ? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/36769422/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/hawking-aliens-may-pose-risks-earth/#.VZXwy0a_5iY
I feel we should regroup an international panel of most influential scientific minds of our times in all fields of engineering, research, astrophysics, biology and military backgrounds and start working in a Global "Prime Directive" code of conduct should we be faced with the dangers of facing an Alien civilization. Just like our problems on this planet, it is time to consciously wake up to a Global reality.
We are but children too excited, spending the day at the beach and see wonderful colorful reef fishies etc. and fabulous curious creations of nature.... unaware of a great white shark lurking to snatch away your future quicker than you could ever thought... It is such in nature and by definition, nature is Out there too.
Alien, by definition was a brilliant masterpiece by Ridley Scott from 1979. He pretty well described what would be our difficulties facing a totally alien life form who'd be hostile... not to mention his brilliant way of camping the characters intertwined in a corporation's geopolitical bullshit for profit plot...
I just think it would be time for us, as a species to start by sticking together and laying the foundations by which we would project ourselves to an exterior civilization, should it occurs and to determined what is okay as far as manifesting ourselves out there and what isn't. I believe Carl Sagan much later after Voyager said it was not such a good idea after all to send our Greetings through the cosmos. I think threading cautiously would be a much rewarding path to uphold.