"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
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.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
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.
Last edited by Laila; 09-27-10 at 10:09 AM.
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.
Last edited by Laila; 09-27-10 at 10:18 AM.
So... should we start marking off the borders for District 9 now, or later?
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it." - Judge Learned Hand
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.
One of you will end up here next!