Instead of wholly rejecting this view, consider two things:
First, 150 years ago, no one had heard of viruses. Perhaps the very idea might have been, for various reasons, dismissed. But less than two years ago, a virus of only 900 bytes of information shut down most of the world. We would have thought that something very advanced would be needed to do that. But apparently not.
Second, ET has never tried to contact us. Many hypotheses worth considering have been advanced as to why that is so. The theorists tend to assume that ET is more advanced than we are.
But what if, as Sheldon suggests, the exact opposite is true? What if they are so simple that they could survive in space, perhaps generating energy via available elements?
Don’t laugh. One earthly extremophile eats radioactive waste.
If they are attracted to Earth by our high energy use, they could be generating unexplained phenomena. And they are not contacting us for the same reasons that viruses do not. They have no minds.News, “What if the UAP (UFOs) are much simpler than we think?” at Mind Matters News
Takehome: Why assume, if the Pentagon’s now admittedly unexplained phenomena are ET, that they are more advanced than we are? What if the opposite is true? Might that not be a possibility to explore?
You may also wish to read: The Pentagon’s UAP (UFO) report signals a sharp attitude change. The brass have committed themselves to going “wherever the data takes us.” No, they didn’t report UFOs. But they reported enough mysteries to stop merely debunking and discrediting… and follow the evidence.
COVID-19: When 900 bytes shut down the world. A great physicist warned us, information precedes matter and energy: Bit before it.