Advice is very easy to give, and even easier not to follow, so I don’t fool with it. ~ Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Commencement Speech, 2008
Call on God, but row away from the rocks. ~ Indian Proverb
It is said that each legend has a true core. It is this core that represents the basic element, the catalyst. Without a base element, or initial inspiration, nothing is possible.
For example, Native Americans, still today refer to a train as a “Fire horse,” a throwback to a time, when they did not have the word, “train” in their vocabulary.
The same applies to things and events our ancestors wrote down.
They had no way of calling a flying object by the words, “aircraft” or “plane,” so they did the next best thing: they described it with objects with which they were most familiar in their everyday lives.
So if there are detailed, intricate descriptions of beings that descended from the sky on flying shields or fiery chariots and taught ancient humanity in various academic disciplines in the remote past, then we must start to explore these accounts from another perspective.
Professor Kakku subdivides extraterrestrial civilisations into various types or categories.
We belong to type 0, which is the most primitive of all of the galactic families. Type I is already advanced enough to have stopped warring and is capable of deploying resources globally.
Type II is a space travelling civilization, uses unimaginable energies directly from the hearts of stars and is already colonizing the galaxy.
Type III civilisations are, from our human perspective, “godlike.” They can do pretty much what they want to where they want to.
Alluding to the Fermi paradox, Dr. Theissen asked whether type III civilisations would even be interested in communicating with less developed species.
Professor Kaku’s opinion is: “Well, I would assume that they would be interested and therefore want to make contact with other civilisations.
Having said that, for a type III civilisation, we would be little more than ants, so the level of contact would rather be limited.