LOL! Well isn't that the way! Good explanation Dennis. By the way, don't listen to the people who declare that once we reach an advanced tech level and do away with limited resources that that will put an end to war and conflict. Such people are reality blind idealists. There are still separatists at the alien intelligence tech levels. Politics doesn't go away. And not everyone in alien societies feels they're being treated fairly, despite resource abundance and open elections in their society. Well, I say communication is key. When times look bleak that's the perfect time for them to try and open a channel of communications to the others and attempt to work out their differences. Who knows if they still have to fight but at least they gave peace, and a shot at equality, a fair chance.