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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Logic would dictate that any alien beings with the ability to traverse intergalactic space would be very advanced technologically. Logic would also suggest that such beings would send surrogate investigators rather than engage in travel themselves.

    If our own experiences with knowledge and technology is indicative, such beings would also have had to have learned how to survive the pitfalls of advanced knowledge and technology. I suspect that they would therefore be friendly and inquisitive generally and perhaps even ambivalent, but not intrinsically violent and destructive.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    If our own experiences with knowledge and technology is indicative, such beings would also have had to have learned how to survive the pitfalls of advanced knowledge and technology. I suspect that they would therefore be friendly and inquisitive generally and perhaps even ambivalent, but not intrinsically violent and destructive.
    They are probably are friendly by nature. But like the Americans, they could could arrive and wipe us natives out. Its evident now earth is unique in the sense planets like ours are not easy to come across. Maybe so special, they will wipe us out and preserve our planet to support there own populations. Such advanced beings will play us if they out advance us by thousands of years. Watch "The day the earth stood still" (2008) KEANU REEVES.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    One other problem is how we human will deal with the fact that their are aliens that are way superior to us and control the galaxy, and even if they are friendly want to quaranteine humans to our solarsystem.

    That if you see how human stoneage tribes have dealt with contact with more advanced human societies, it have often went badly for the stoneage tribe even if they have been treated in a non hostile way. That they have often lead to depression, alcholism and stagnation amongst the stoneage tribes.

    That we humans like to want to feel superior, in control and possible to advance. Maybe just realising that we are "barbarians" that live under the control of another more advance species can be enough to hurt our societies even if the other specie are friendly.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Logic would dictate that any alien beings with the ability to traverse intergalactic space would be very advanced technologically. Logic would also suggest that such beings would send surrogate investigators rather than engage in travel themselves.

    If our own experiences with knowledge and technology is indicative, such beings would also have had to have learned how to survive the pitfalls of advanced knowledge and technology. I suspect that they would therefore be friendly and inquisitive generally and perhaps even ambivalent, but not intrinsically violent and destructive.
    Yes, but how would they react to our hostility? Remember when Reagan pined for aliens to come so the world could unite against them? Think about it. If the aliens don't believe in a higher power, noticeable segments of humankind will be hostile.

    If aliens could investigate us, I am sure they would opt to not introduce themselves to us. The only logical reason to do so would be to enslave us and/or to take our resources.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Yes, but how would they react to our hostility? Remember when Reagan pined for aliens to come so the world could unite against them? Think about it. If the aliens don't believe in a higher power, noticeable segments of humankind will be hostile.

    If aliens could investigate us, I am sure they would opt to not introduce themselves to us. The only logical reason to do so would be to enslave us and/or to take our resources.
    Do you actually believe that humans could pose a credible threat to beings who can travel amongst the galaxies? Do you imagine that they had not considered primitive hostility and neglected to devise a benign means of defense? Do you believe that beings who have developed intergalactic travel have any need of human bondage or require possession of our meagher resources?

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Do you actually believe that humans could pose a credible threat to beings who can travel amongst the galaxies? Do you imagine that they had not considered primitive hostility and neglected to devise a benign means of defense? Do you believe that beings who have developed intergalactic travel have any need of human bondage or require possession of our meagher resources?

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Logic would dictate that any alien beings with the ability to traverse intergalactic space would be very advanced technologically. Logic would also suggest that such beings would send surrogate investigators rather than engage in travel themselves.

    If our own experiences with knowledge and technology is indicative, such beings would also have had to have learned how to survive the pitfalls of advanced knowledge and technology. I suspect that they would therefore be friendly and inquisitive generally and perhaps even ambivalent, but not intrinsically violent and destructive.
    I think its quite impossible to say. Since we have no interactions with alien lifeforms, its been up to our imaginations as to what the interaction would be like. If there is one alien culture out there, it stands to reason there would also be many more and any number of scenarios could play themselves out, from a friendly encounter with the "Vulcans" to assimilation into the Borg. I see no reason to believe we should expect one over the other.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Do you actually believe that humans could pose a credible threat to beings who can travel amongst the galaxies? Do you imagine that they had not considered primitive hostility and neglected to devise a benign means of defense? Do you believe that beings who have developed intergalactic travel have any need of human bondage or require possession of our meagher resources?

    I'm dumbfounded
    While aliens may be more advanced technologically, I doubt they could be omniscient. After all, they are still exploring. They have figured out more than us, not everything. They may have figured out something we haven't. Some things are best left alone.

    We would be exposed to their technology and would use it. This puts us at less of a disadvantage. If we are controlled, we would fight. While it may be futile to do so, we would. Now if the aliens realize this and still introduce themselves, ultimately it must be for our resources. If they somehow render us incapable of fighting, we will be enslaved.

    I wish it wasn't this way. I am giving them credit for being more advanced than us. Maybe all they need to know is that there is danger in this hornet's nest.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    While aliens may be more advanced technologically, I doubt they could be omniscient. After all, they are still exploring. They have figured out more than us, not everything. They may have figured out something we haven't. Some things are best left alone.

    We would be exposed to their technology and would use it. This puts us at less of a disadvantage. If we are controlled, we would fight. While it may be futile to do so, we would. Now if the aliens realize this and still introduce themselves, ultimately it must be for our resources. If they somehow render us incapable of fighting, we will be enslaved.
    I would suggest looking into the alien-contact psychological essays of exobiology.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    I would suggest looking into the alien-contact psychological essays of exobiology.
    Do you have any good links?
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