Too primitive to perceive

Let’s be honest. We have thought about whether or not aliens exist out there in the universe at least once in our lives. There can be different opinions. They live but are not intelligent enough. They once existed but have died out. Or they simply don’t exist and that we are alone in this vast universe.

There is something called Fermi Paradox. Physicist Enrico Fermi once asked this question – “But where is everybody?” There are so many sun-like stars in our galaxy alone. Many have planets like our earth in habitable zones. Some stars like Sun must be billions of years older and would have developed life even before us. Even at a slow pace, those civilizations would have gotten intelligent enough and traveled through the galaxy in a million years. But we have no evidence they are out there or ever visited us.

I read this article where the author described very nicely the possible explanations of the Fermi Paradox.

One explanation had a possibility that made much sense to me.

Explanation Group 2: Type II and III intelligent civilizations are out there—and there are logical reasons why we might not have heard from them.

Possibility 9) Higher civilizations are here, all around us. But we’re too primitive to perceive them. Michio Kaku sums it up like this:

Let’s say we have an anthill in the middle of the forest. And right next to the anthill, they’re building a ten-lane super-highway. And the question is “Would the ants be able to understand what a ten-lane super-highway is? Would the ants be able to understand the technology and the intentions of the beings building the highway next to them?”

We cannot blame ourselves or our technology that is not picking up any signals from out there. It is simply that we cannot comprehend the scale at which those aliens are working and we are not smart to understand anything they might be trying to teach or tell us.

It’s so beyond us that even if they really wanted to enlighten us, it would be like trying to teach ants about the internet.

This is very much it. We are probably too small/irrelevant/primitive, whatever you want to call it to understand their intentions. Neither will we ever be able to explain to those ants what that 10-way highway will do and nor can those aliens explain to us how to use a Dyson Sphere around a star.

Simple yet crazy to think about.

I still think there are/were intelligent species who can be very similar to us. Whether or not we can find them is a different topic, but the above scenario binds them both into one.

  1. Are there intelligent species out there?
  2. If yes, are we too small/irrelevant/primitive to find them?
  3. If not, are we intelligent enough to understand the difference between there being no aliens and not being able to find one?

The possibility will arise no matter what you will say. A yes will bring you to this possibility. A no will bring you back to this possibility.

Marvel Movie Characters with Long Hair: The Authoritative MCU Catalog
Gif – The Longhairs

We can argue that it doesn’t matter if we can or cannot comprehend what aliens might be trying to tell or teach us. Why can’t they just show themselves? Humans cannot explain anything to ants and vice versa but we see each other. So even if aliens are in a similar situation like ants and humans, why we don’t see one another?

Maybe we are irrelevant and are trying to find aliens from a tiny village in a long-abandoned area. They were here and they tried to teach us. They failed, saw no benefits of working with us, and went away. It can be simple as that.

I hope your mind wandered around a little while reading this. Tell me your thoughts if any and I wish you a great day ahead. 👋


11 thoughts on “Too primitive to perceive

  1. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    Indeed Sanjeet, some radical thinking or fantasy here.
    We are talking about the finite matter and energy universe here, which for all practical purposes is our reality; a dead-end by default! From this frame of reference and the fact that we contemplate space-time continuum via the particle physics and the electromagnetic spectrum, if there are other intelligent life forms advanced enough to do the same or most probably much more than that they still would be able to dumb down enough to make contact in a meaningful way or at least leave us some handy clues and hard evidence, so I don’t buy into any of the theories or extrapolations as to why they are not showing up in numbers to either enlighten us dummies; or instead what would be more plausible would be to collect us all like those ants you mentioned and take us all away to their laboratories; and there subject us to all sorts of nasty experiments like we do with all the poor lab specimens here on earth; and you know Fauci could tell you all about that, especially the beagle breed of dogs of late!
    No they don’t and won’t bother with us because they don’t exist and I’m positive! I have a few reasons for thinking this but the most important one is my Christian faith and the actual hard historical record of evidence, archeological, prophetic and witness along with being faithful having a communion directly with my God the actual Creator through the one He sent Jesus Christ to be the one and only bridge or stranger if you will, that came from even farther away than the edge of the universe and beyond; actually not even in this limited finite realm to connect with us and then help us go beyond this finite material realm on into eternity and live there forever with God and all that is good!
    Now there are some other visitors and they are spirit beings or demonic and people do have connection with them from time to time so there is more to the picture than meets the eyes for sure, but the information we have is enough to wet our beaks as they say to know we are here for a “grand purpose” and that we are part of a bigger and better plan than anything we can ever come up with even in our wildest imaginations and make it a reality even if we had millions of years to tinker, but we do not have that much time or anything anywhere near it. God’s plan rules and will prevail for those who have faith and trust in Him! Outside of that they are “shit out of luck” and lost forever. I know it sounds crass but all these far out spacey star trek ideas are all bogus and poppycock to me! Elon Musk is a big baby spoiled mega rich boy, living in this realm but trying to live in a dream fantasy world; he is a joke! To me he and all like him are a waste of time and I’m never impressed by any of them; they are actually quite silly and foolish as I see them; deniers of the obvious and actual truth; but spoiled brats are like that aren’t they. Bill Gates is a monster in human form a horrid creature of a man, so yea those power mongers bore me to tears and piss me off simultaneously! I bet they would have been better people, “real human beings” and most benevolent or saintly, if they had gotten their asses kicked badly when they were younger punks, but they didn’t; so they got to be grown up punks! Whoopi do.
    Oh well there we are with my sharp perspective because I’m in a mood!
    Thank you very much!
    Hope you are at laughing too! 🤣🤣 😉 👍 🙏 🙏
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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    1. Hi Brother Sanjeet, thanks for the excellent reply comment and just in case it will fit the dynamic I’ll leave my long response here too; your choice on that one!

      Thank you Sanjeet for the simulating and thought provoking writing here.

      Well you hit the nail on the head as the cliché goes, waste of resources is one thing that does anger me; is it wise or humane to watch others starve to death while talking boldly and with pride that they are taking a ride to the edge of space like Bezos and Shatner the former Capt. Kirk did. My dad used to tell me when I was a teenager how certain rich cousins of mine were living like playboys with all of their decadence and expensive luxury cars or toys always having a party living it up but they have no idea how to be practical and humble living for pleasure while wasting their precious time that God gave them to do good in this world; in other words they are becoming very selfish takers not givers. My dad taught how it’s much more important to be humble and a hard working practical person who is respectful and appreciative of this gift of life.

      To your point of wasted resources I again must say immediately the words Far-fetched and Extravagant come to mind. Just being sensible, realistic and totally honest couldn’t all of this far-out fantasy be a rabbit hole that turns out to be the deepest bottomless pit. Just for the sake of argument say tomorrow we could warp time and space with some time machine space travel contraption and blink out here only to appear thousands of light years from here on earth to some distant star system to one of its many planets and be there in real time but not here anymore. What good would that do and more importantly what would we do there, if there was even an atmosphere very similar to ours here just imagine what microbes or say viruses might exist there which are obviously totally alien to the ones that our immune systems are adapted to here, so what would these voyagers do to not become deathly ill or prevent themselves from bringing back to humanity some alien killer virus that could wipe out the human race; I mean look at all the crap we go through already with the viruses we have on earth and the ones these maniacs are altering their gain of function to make them more deadly!
      With just this one fact to ponder do you honestly think the human race or certain power mongers here on this planet are ready and could be trusted with such questions of survival for the entire human race or should we be thankful for what we have and like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz classic film says, when she wakes up to reality; “There is no place like home!” I think resources should be wisely used to maintain and improve our home.
      There is an older film by the way about some virus that comes to earth called the Andromeda Strain, kind of old film by today’s CGI standards but a very timely advanced story from a good 1969 novel which was made with Old School Film Technology that I like more, then its more about the quality of writing and performance that carries the show and it was directed by one of the Film Legend directors Robert Wise whose work I love in all of his many classic films!

      The day the Earth Stood Still for one a fine film made when the craft of movie making was real art!
      There is another version of the film that was made recently and a 2008 TV mini-series. But I like that old one for entertainment more.

      This old classic is worth watching. I also did enjoy the later version.

      I liked the later version with Keanu Reeves, but that’s mainly because I like Keanu a lot as an artist and person.

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  2. But bear in mind that any “higher” race which wanted to be discovered… would also have the technology to make itself discoverable. They would be able to broadcast their presence to us.

    So, add to your conundrum: if there is intelligence out there, that it does not wish us to know of its presence. Why woulds that be? An advanced race would be inquisitive, as we are.

    One can quite easily see how a race would take one look at humanity and decide we are a waste of time, but they would at least take that one look to find out, surely?.

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    1. I think they got a good look of us long time ago and abandoned us. We are quite useless on the cosmic scales.

      Another case can be that those civilizations already know how hostile the environment is to work with another species, so even if they know we are here, they are just not interested. We are not worth there resources.

      Also, a higher race has an increased chance to just destroy and take what we have rather than teach and get along with us.

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  3. I tend to have the opinion that aliens have and are visiting us. There are too many UFO sightings that cannot be easily explained. It could be that they are just keeping an eye on us. As a human race, we tend to be violent. As we push further into space, I am guessing there will come a time, when they make themselves known to us, i.e., when there is a need for them to do so. Can you imagine how scary it might for them to have “us humans” flying around space, causing trouble. We might need some supervision from a more advance civilization! Anyhow, I also tend to agree with the ant hill example that you listed about. Hopefully, if and when, first connect is made, the “space aliens” are friendly ones.

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  4. Hmm 🧐 interesting post…

    Well if they are advanced civilizations then they would know to dumb it down for us lol

    But what if there ARE and they just do not want anything to do with us because look what we do to OUR world!! We can’t get a grip lol – so if I was in intelligent other world … I would be like nah skip them lol

    Cause if and when we find something like that … ugh we gonna be all over that! And like what they do to ET – I know is movies but there is some truth to how that is handled – I am not overly far from Area 51

    So… ya know …

    Also humans should get over selves thinking they it… you do not know that. How do you explain some Egyptian hieroglyphs…

    And what about the stories of Atlantis? Ya know – how you know they not come to see when was gentler and kinder? Not immediately dissect and start war 😑🙄

    So quite the question… what about those radio signals.

    Very interesting to think and dream of 🙌✌️❤️

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      1. Me too 😊❤️

        Haha I know – I hope would be good exchange

        Maybe they use to visit in ancient times? …but now humanity too off the rails, and we kinda destroy our planet??

        Of what use could we be ? But then again ya never know

        I just think about many things for why they NOT want to contact us lol ✌️

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