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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Probability is welcome to. I am confident I'd win though.

    Much more so if we limit the definition to minimally intelligent life.

    There is a lot of speculation, but no proof.

    Leprechauns are far more likely to exist than spacemen.
    There are over a sextillion planets in our visible universe alone. The visible universe in comparison to the universe as a whole is roughly the size of a grain of sand compared to the planet Earth. So, as I said before, probability would disagree with you.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Probably depends on the species. There are probably some alien species that would be hostile toward us, and lots of alien species that would be friendly or wouldn't care about us at all.

    On this planet, predators generally seem to be more intelligent than prey...so it's very likely that any intelligent aliens evolved from predators as well. That may or may not play a role in their behavior by the time they achieve the ability to travel into space.

    On the other hand, any alien species achieving that capability would have almost certainly learned not to behave violently towards one another...whether that translates into not behaving violently towards other intelligent species is hard to speculate.

    Since we have no idea what route evolution would take on other planets, it's almost impossible to speculate as to how they would behave. They could be so different from us that we wouldn't even recognize them as an alien species.
    The thing I disagree with most in your post is that they would necessarily view us as an intelligent species. I believe, at best, that we would seem pet like to them.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    No one is more hostile than Humans

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Hi I'm from planet X Take me to your leader

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    It is extremely doubtful that any aliens with galactic space-travel capability would journey amongst the stars themselves. The most economical and safe method to explore the cosmos would be by using surrogate devices/beings with artificial intelligence. This may even be accomplished on the nano scale. It is also doubtful that we would attract much attention, being a primitive species still reliant on fossil fuels. How much interest do we ourselves invest in the ants at our very feet?
    and yet some humans spend their entire career studying ants
    why would an advanced alien not? us being the ants of course

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    I figure they would come peacefully than we would **** it up and they would get hostile

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    The thing I disagree with most in your post is that they would necessarily view us as an intelligent species. I believe, at best, that we would seem pet like to them.
    I would assume that they would be capable of recognizing intelligence, since we have technology and civilization unlike most other species. We might be the bottom rung on the intelligence hierarchy, but I think they'd be able to differentiate between humans and, say, giraffes.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Ain't no such thing.
    Then how do you explain the millions of people on Earth that have claimed to see UFO, greys, E.T.'s e,tc? Als9o what about the thousands of folks that claim to have been abducted? Far too many have accounts of these things for it to be untrue?

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    I hope that we can all separate between the near-certainty that intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe, and the near-impossibility that any of the tabloid conspiracy theories about alien abductions and UFO sightings are true.
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