Okarma, in his humbled status, may be a good match for the insightful but somewhat of a wild man that Dr. West is. If one enjoys having skin in the hESC game, so to speak, then playing the West card may be for you. The hESC science is still the opportunity of all history for human life. Unlocking the mysteries of this science, ethical or not, will open doors of knowledge that could bring the beings touched so long ago by stellar visitors, closer to the level of their visitors' technology. Human life as it is now is weighted with political and religious dogma that most of the time obscures such enlightenment so this is not an opportunity that will deliver fully in the short term. It may not pay off at all if the West allows itself to be burned down by power hungry zealots who would warm their hands on the flames of a new Alexandria bonfire.