Bob: I want some clarification... details... you said that the beamships were thought forms yet solids of material substances. They are built telepathically, a molecule at a time. Can you describe the materials as relative to wood, metal, plastics...?
Cosmonaut: I mentioned that the substance of a thought form had the qualities of the things you mentioned, selected as needed, but these materials can only be related to them superficially. We can make wood which behave like wood in every way, but only a tree can make real wood. Our beamships are thus composite molecular structures, and because they were created by telepathy, they are totally organic, by your standards. As composites, the control systems of a beamship are interwoven into the same fabric. A telepathic fabric. We use no wires, no radio waves, no engines, instruments, or computers. Such inventions as the machine age has given you, are not a part of the cosmic telepathic culture which I have revealed to you as the DAU.
Bob: The analysis of the hull fragments that Meier was given seem to confirm that. Our science remains baffled because the fragments weren't under study for very long. They were stolen.
Cosmonaut: Lost, not stolen. In all fairness, the fumble-fingered scientist only had what we wanted him to see. Sure, the fragment was very unusual, and although it was produced telepathically. It was not from the hull of a beamship, as Meier thought. True, your sciences have some specimens of captured beamships, but we don't give them as souvenirs. The lost fragment was a uniquely bonded composite of common substances, deliberately fabricated for observation. But he missed the most astounding point, the substances were elements, impossible to duplicate without telepathy, the very goal of your ancient alchemists, synthetic, too.
Bob: I've read about crash retrievals. From everything you've told me, I've become skeptical of them.
Cosmonaut: You should be. Although it is true that the US Government has captured flying saucers, not all are necessarily extraterrestrial. Wouldn't everyone be surprised to learn that governments were out capturing each other's machines?
Bob: Is that a fact?
Cosmonaut: Now, I'm not saying it is, and I'm not saying it isn't. But you catch on to the implications, don't you?
Bob: Yeah, I think I do. Technology is an expensive commodity and illicit traffic between nations has always been rampant. I wouldn't be surprised if the Kennedy's or the Rockefeller's had their own personal versions of beamships made of terrestrial materials.
Cosmonaut: You can count on it. Imagine, if any politician of that ilk had a true beamship, no bank would be safe, no jail or prison, no secrets, secure...
Bob: No museum or vault impenetrable, no woman left a virgin... at the thought, I laugh.... Cosmonaut grins...
Cosmonaut: You would think of that. In fact, privacy would disappear, and complete enslavement would follow. Politicians have tried a great deal to coerce us into making our beamships available for their uses, with Pleiadian pilots at their command. At one point, they held the Earth hostage with nuclear weapons, threatening us that they would destroy their world if we did not cooperate with their demands. How naive they were and surprised when we simply abducted those who we telepathically knew would or could carry out such a crime.
Bob: I can easily imagine that. What did you do with them?
Cosmonaut: Frontal lobotomies... the Hive people handled it. The extreme danger justified the action. Now, those warlords have all they can do to get food into their mouths without wearing it all over their faces.
Bob: Too bad you can't waste all the warlords.
Cosmonaut: That wouldn't solve the problem of replacement warlords... not even death can discourage some men from the warpath. Besides, the current crop of warlords is already conditioned and working into our hands. Any of them that get out of control are simply handed over to the Hive folk for like treatment. No one's on to it. I assure you. Even if they were, what could they do about it?
Bob: Your prerogative, again. Not to get off the subject, I've got a lollapalooza of a question for you... one I'd like you to answer as directly as you can. Who or what is God?
Cosmonaut: I know you don't want to hear an echo of religious superstition and folklore so, I'll indulge you with the ET perspective.
God is the universe. It has no beginning and no end... infinity... has no gender. God is all things, and all things are God. There is no supreme deity, no divine representative to anyone in particular and no intermediaries between God's many and infinite parts. And that's God to the telepathic. By the way, we call it Hse, same as we call ourselves. No one is privileged to claim a closeness with Hse that is any more intimate than anyone else. A rock knows more about God than most Earth-humans do. I want to see that you got it right.
Bob: Sure here. But I've got to tell you that your definition of God is not very original. Lots of religious societies on Earth subscribe to the same thing, more or less.
Cosmonaut: And like all religious societies on Earth, they can't clearly explain one iota of their beliefs. The difference is that we cosmic voyagers do not take it on faith.