Quiet Times & the spiritual answer to the Fermi paradox

Here’s another story for you. Suppose Captain Kirk and the Starship Enterprise set out on their five-year mission to chart all the systems in this galactic sector (50 lightyear radius, about 1500 stars – obviously they can’t really visit all of them at warp factor seven (343 times lightspeed), but let’s say humanity sent outContinue reading “Quiet Times & the spiritual answer to the Fermi paradox”

Spiritual Evolution & The Fermi Paradox

It might seem a strange way to initiate another take on the so-called Zoo Hypothesis/Fermi Paradox, but I am well aware of my flaws. Perhaps most importantly I neglect my spiritual development. I live too much in the material world and the truth is I hate it. Sometimes I tell myself I do not haveContinue reading “Spiritual Evolution & The Fermi Paradox”

Seeing through the Prism of Lyra

Or should one say ‘the prism of lies’? I do not, however, want to get personal and nasty here, so I’ll not refer to it like that. The two people who wrote it, Lyssa Royal and Keith Priest, seem like good people to me, and would certainly not have intended any deception by it. ItContinue reading “Seeing through the Prism of Lyra”

An apology, and an explanation

I need to make a humble apology. What I am sorry about is taking the so-called Exo-Politics Institute seriously. Clearly at the point when I began this open diplomacy I had not carried out enough research on the matter. I admit that this was probably due to an overabundance of optimistic hope. The idea thatContinue reading “An apology, and an explanation”

Intervention – The Prime Directive – part two

In part one I concentrated on a more ‘spiritual’, or evolutionary, justification for our interventionist policy, which could also be called our ‘prime directive’. In part two I will ramble on about the practical side of things. Essentially this goes way back to what we call the Ancient War. This refers to an extended periodContinue reading “Intervention – The Prime Directive – part two”

Intervention – The Prime Directive – part one

For some reason, well, many reasons come to that, most human beings concerned with exo-affairs seem to believe there is a ‘prime directive’, meaning a policy of non-interference in pre-spacefaring civilisations – thus allowing them to develop ‘naturally’. This would be an extremely unwise policy, as I shall outline. While we accept that, at leastContinue reading “Intervention – The Prime Directive – part one”

Starseeds – some initial thoughts, the dystopians’ reactions

I only came across this term very recently, during the course of the researches which are a part of my job as a diplomat. For those new to this, the term Starseed seems to refer to ‘extraterrestrials incarnated into human bodies’. I have been referring to these as ‘visitors’. Given that ‘starseed’ seems to beContinue reading “Starseeds – some initial thoughts, the dystopians’ reactions”

More SETI game theory, part two – messages

It’s my 48th birthday today! Happy birthday to me! 48 is a good number, of course. So, given that it’s a day for gift-giving, I thought I’d offer something humorous. This should also give you an example of our mischievous Paschat sense of humour, which, as all off-worlders will tell you, is generally agreed toContinue reading “More SETI game theory, part two – messages”

Open diplomacy – part two

Conducting diplomacy when one side (me) is committed to doing it openly, so that the people are kept fully informed at all times, and the other side is committed to secrecy and concealment is, it goes without saying, fraught with problems. Taking a game theory approach it clearly requires the open party (me), to takeContinue reading “Open diplomacy – part two”