Re: Contacting God
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 11:09:43 -0700 (PDT)

Anders Sandberg [] wrote:
>Although in this case the diplomat would most likely need to be
>cross-trained with anthropology or ethology in order to be able to
>employ his or her skills - most diplomats are good only at being
>diplomatic with humans.

And who's to say that any aliens we meet wouldn't be anarchic scientists
who would regard politics as quaint and 'diplomacy' as plain old lying? If
we're anything like correct I think that's far more likely than Star Trek
or Babylon 5...


P.S. Not that I believe in aliens anywhere near our level anyway.