Originally Posted by Kryton
I think "They" agree with you.
Ever notice how they seem to always run from us if spotted by alot of people?
I guess they believe all the stupid that goes on here is somehow contagious - I'm sure they've observed more than enough of it and are like "And they want to reach out to us with all that going on"?
Screw it man - Punch it
I'd also have to think we could be just a cheap laugh for them at times too.
I mean if the above is true you'd have to wonder why they keep coming back for more - Kinda like watching a trainwreck on a planetary scale?
I'd try to avoid entertaining the idea of a race-of or even a single alien existing until you have imperial data to prove that "they" exist, and more data to prove, to yourself, that you witnessed "them" existing.
But if you just want your mind blown, consider the irrelevance of day to day existence for a being that is able to manipulate space and time within a conscious grasp proficiently enough to actually travel, in a biological form, to a distance such as that which inevitably exists between us.
In this case, you're talking about 95 years of travel at the speed of a photon. A straight shot across the galaxy is 100,000 light years. Consider the progress we've made, in only 50,000 years. If the speed of light is a real barrier to velocity, as Einstein says.. we are likely far from being anything other than a waste of their time. The would more likely be interested in interacting in a much more virtual sense.
For this reason, I always tell conspiracy theorists to look for aliens on the internet. It's far more likely than a visit.