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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Oh how very true.

    Do people actually think if Aliens did come to this planet, they'd be all loving and pacifistic. Please.

    They'd rape our resources and probably enslave us. No more than what we'd do to others when we travel out of space and discover new planet.
    Why couldn't they be like we would be on space travel, I reckon they'd be primarily interested in studying us, just as we would them.
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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Why couldn't they be like we would be on space travel, I reckon they'd be primarily interested in studying us, just as we would them.
    Hah. That is not all humans would do on space travel.
    Sure we'd study them but if we were more technologically advanced. You know we'd be bringing back slaves and experimentation.

    Sections of humans feel superior to other humans not to mention humans are a very intolerant race. How do you think humans would behave when faced with a Non Human?We'd treat it as inferior.
    And if they have stuff on their planet, we'd strip their planet of it and move on when bored.


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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Oh how very true.

    Do people actually think if Aliens did come to this planet, they'd be all loving and pacifistic. Please.

    They'd rape our resources and probably enslave us. No more than what we'd do to others when we travel out of space and discover new planet.
    I think it's very silly to be so certain like that on the mentality of an alien race when we have zero knowledge about it.
    Especially when you're speaking about every alien race that would reach this planet.
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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I think it's very silly to be so certain like that on the mentality of an alien race when we have zero knowledge about it.
    Especially when you're speaking about every alien race that would reach this planet.

    the only thing Laila seems certain of is her hatred of the human race.

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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I think it's very silly to be so certain like that on the mentality of an alien race when we have zero knowledge about it.
    Especially when you're speaking about every alien race that would reach this planet.
    I think it is more logical than they'd want to come over just to see how it is in Earth. If they are another intelligent race, sure they'd want to explore, expand their knowledge.
    But assuming they were like humans, one must take into consideration they are also after new resources and territory.

    No one said anything is sure, this is all speculation. If Hawkins isn't 100% certain, no way in hell I am. But I'd take his speculation over anyone elses.
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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    the only thing Laila seems certain of is her hatred of the human race.

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    How? I haven't exactly lied about human's actions and history. Slavery has happened, genocides have happened and so has intolerance. Still goes on in all corners of the world.

    Humans at times are a very intolerant race, I mean. Look at US's own history. How made decades has it been since blacks got the right to vote after how many years of segregation and slavery?
    US is just one example. Look at Africa, ME.
    And if that is how we treat fellow humans, who knows what we'd do to something we don't even consider human. We're not a cuddly race that would welcome non humans with open arms, please. We'd sooner lock 'em up in a cage and experiment on them imho.

    It is very naive and idealistic to assume humans have changed to the point where we wouldn't do it anymore. When pushed, humans are capable of alot.
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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    So... should we start marking off the borders for District 9 now, or later?
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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    How? I haven't exactly lied about human's actions and history. Slavery has happened, genocides have happened and so has intolerance. Still goes on in all corners of the world.

    Humans at times are a very intolerant race, I mean. Look at US's own history. How made decades has it been since blacks got the right to vote after how many years of segregation and slavery?
    US is just one example. Look at Africa, ME.
    And if that is how we treat fellow humans, who knows what we'd do to something we don't even consider human. We're not a cuddly race that would welcome non humans with open arms, please. We'd sooner lock 'em up in a cage and experiment on them imho.

    It is very naive and idealistic to assume humans have changed to the point where we wouldn't do it anymore. When pushed, humans are capable of alot.

    So your assumption is based on the wrongs you perceive from the past? I am not saying that you are entirely wrong, just very callous against humanity.

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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    So... should we start marking off the borders for District 9 now, or later?
    Maybe that is what the FEMA camps are for....


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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I think it is more logical than they'd want to come over just to see how it is in Earth. If they are another intelligent race, sure they'd want to explore, expand their knowledge.
    But assuming they were like humans, one must take into consideration they are also after new resources and territory.

    No one said anything is sure, this is all speculation. If Hawkins isn't 100% certain, no way in hell I am. But I'd take his speculation over anyone elses.
    Trying to apply human behavioral concepts to aliens is a tough exercise in the first place. I mean, they could be more like an ant colony, placing no particular value on individual lives and seeking only what's best for the collective. Or maybe they're horrendously xenophobic because their religion teaches them that all other life is created by their version of the devil, and thus must be exterminated in the name of their creator. Or maybe humans are just really, really tasty. There's no reason to assume they'd be somehow enlightened or peaceful.

    It takes a tremendous amount of energy to pull resources in large quantities off the surface of a planet. It would be way easier to get the same resources elsewhere in the universe or even in this solar system. They'd only come to our planet if they wanted the planet itself.

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