archive: Re: SETI FW: An alien perspective - [acc-list] OctoMarx

Re: SETI FW: An alien perspective - [acc-list] OctoMarx

Chris Boyce ( (no email) )
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 10:50:07 +0100

Andy,
Social behaviour in animals evolves like anything else. War, slavery,
agriculture and a whole host of other social behaviours are to be found
amongst many eusocial creatures. If ETI have societies, which seems
reasonable, we can expect the same from them. Why should the ETI be less
screwed up than anyone else?

Chris Boyce
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-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Wallace <andywallace@home.com>
To: Larry Klaes <lklaes@zoomtel.com>
Cc: 'CS' <carlsagan@craigerware.avalon.net> 'ST' <seti@sni.net> 'SK'
<skingsle@postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Date: 02 October 1998 19:10
Subject: Re: SETI FW: An alien perspective - [acc-list] OctoMarx

>Carlos--
>
>I wonder what an alien civilization would think of a society that spends
>billions of $'s on weapons, billions on religious "temples", billions on
>various pursuits of pleasure of one kind or another, billions on
>incarcerating those who indulge in pleasures that are not "politically
>correct"-read illegal drugs which are largely natural substances and do
>far less damage that legal tobacco or alcohol and yet allows millions of
>children around the world to starve?? Just possibly, we might be seen as
>"uncivilized".
>
>Andy
>
>
>Larry Klaes wrote:
>>
>> ----------
>> From: Carlos Cardoso
>
>>
>> Termites, ants and bees (what a strange word) do it all the time. Nobody
>> complains, not even the queens. If an evolved termite society (An old ACC
>> tale... the "I will give them fire" makes me shivver in emotion) contact
us,
>> what right do we have to judge their behaviour?
>>
>> A lot of our own habbits may be seen as barbaric by outside societies.
Even
>> my tabasco-sauced white rice is seen as a barbaric and alien thing by my
>> girlfriend ;)
>>
>> --
>> []'s
>> Carlos Cardoso - cardoso@pobox.com
>> *===================================*
>> Trekker, BOFH, SysAdmin & TechWriter
>