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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    I imagine they'd have varied personalities like humans, like most animals.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I imagine they'd have varied personalities like humans, like most animals.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I imagine they'd have varied personalities like humans, like most animals.
    Lets just hope they are not primitive morons like humans are.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    I think they will be friendly, yet cautious.

    But when, in our own paranoia, we start shooting at them, I suspect they will get a little pissed off and annhailiate us all.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I think they will be friendly, yet cautious.

    But when, in our own paranoia, we start shooting at them, I suspect they will get a little pissed off and annhailiate us all.
    I think they would be 100% non-violent for some reason and would just say... "Uhhhh ok. You guys messed up. We share nothing with you." Then just disapear for a few thousand years.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I think they would be 100% non-violent for some reason and would just say... "Uhhhh ok. You guys messed up. We share nothing with you." Then just disapear for a few thousand years.

    It is hard to imagine how a species could evolve to such a level and still retain stupid stuff like aggression, violence, war, etc.....

    That stuff is sooooo primitive. Like us.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    It is hard to imagine how a species could evolve to such a level and still retain stupid stuff like aggression, violence, war, etc.....

    That stuff is sooooo primitive. Like us.
    With this, I absolutely agree. If it was a matter of 'War', they will likely not engage. However, I doubt they would consider anything we could do to them worthy of being called 'War'. If they want us or our resources, it will be similar to how we exterminate wolves or tame cattle. We don't call that 'War'.

    I think the thing that is missing from this discussion is a realization of how advanced aliens would have to be to travel the distances required to get here.

    In my opinion, we are not going to be interstellar space travellers for quite some time yet. The distances are so profoundly great they are difficult to conceptualize. The scientific advancements we must accompish haven't even been formulated in any real sense, and I don't even think we really know where to start. We've speculated about these matters, but nothing that really amounts to anything but wild imagination at this point.

    Assuming humanity survives long enough to get there, we will look back on these times and wonder if we were much more than animals ourselves, sort of like how we view homo erectus. We look at homo erectus and we know they were quite intelligent, that they used tools, and may have had some sort of pre-language communication capability. But, we pretty much consider them less than human.

    I truly believe it will be that long and require that much additional advancement before we make it to the stars.

    If my speculations are true, any aliens who find us will likely be even that much more advanced, because they won't probably have found us during their early interstellar travels. So, they'll be even more separated from us, intelligence wise, than we are from pre-humans.

    So, in a sense, how they treat us will not be a function of how enlightened they are. That is, unless you believe ranching and animal control are unenlightened in the sense of "inhumane", like some people do. From their perspective, they'll just be managing resources. That is, if they need anything from this planet at all. And if they don't, they'll probably be thinking, "oh yippee another sub-intelligent life form... NEXT".

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    They might take a few of us back to their zoo's.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    With this, I absolutely agree. If it was a matter of 'War', they will likely not engage. However, I doubt they would consider anything we could do to them worthy of being called 'War'. If they want us or our resources, it will be similar to how we exterminate wolves or tame cattle. We don't call that 'War'.

    I think the thing that is missing from this discussion is a realization of how advanced aliens would have to be to travel the distances required to get here.

    In my opinion, we are not going to be interstellar space travellers for quite some time yet. The distances are so profoundly great they are difficult to conceptualize. The scientific advancements we must accompish haven't even been formulated in any real sense, and I don't even think we really know where to start. We've speculated about these matters, but nothing that really amounts to anything but wild imagination at this point.

    Assuming humanity survives long enough to get there, we will look back on these times and wonder if we were much more than animals ourselves, sort of like how we view homo erectus. We look at homo erectus and we know they were quite intelligent, that they used tools, and may have had some sort of pre-language communication capability. But, we pretty much consider them less than human.

    I truly believe it will be that long and require that much additional advancement before we make it to the stars.

    If my speculations are true, any aliens who find us will likely be even that much more advanced, because they won't probably have found us during their early interstellar travels. So, they'll be even more separated from us, intelligence wise, than we are from pre-humans.

    So, in a sense, how they treat us will not be a function of how enlightened they are. That is, unless you believe ranching and animal control are unenlightened in the sense of "inhumane", like some people do. From their perspective, they'll just be managing resources. That is, if they need anything from this planet at all. And if they don't, they'll probably be thinking, "oh yippee another sub-intelligent life form... NEXT".

    We have this fantasy that we're significant. But, we're probably not.
    I think they would need absolutely NOTHING from our planet. If they where sophisticated enough they would have master genetics already and live off of sunlight. The only thing I could think of they might need would be incredibly rare elements that cannot be found on the 2103498320948257340532845465465676758675625 astriods floating around or they might need to harvest some sorta electricity from our atmosphere. I think if aliens ever did come here the only reason would be to help. They would see if we could survive ourselves and then if we did. Give us as many bumps as they can. (evolution not coke)

    I think their would be a cap on intelligence through evolution at some point. After a while it all just become response to different situations or enviroments.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I think they would need absolutely NOTHING from our planet. If they where sophisticated enough they would have master genetics already and live off of sunlight. The only thing I could think of they might need would be incredibly rare elements that cannot be found on the 2103498320948257340532845465465676758675625 astriods floating around or they might need to harvest some sorta electricity from our atmosphere. I think if aliens ever did come here the only reason would be to help. They would see if we could survive ourselves and then if we did. Give us as many bumps as they can. (evolution not coke)

    I think their would be a cap on intelligence through evolution at some point. After a while it all just become response to different situations or enviroments.
    Why do you assume they need resources? That they haven't found a sustainable non burning way, self sustainable surplus way of living?
    Like small amounts of energy creating bigger amounts of energy? Or 100% renewable, 100% high power electric energy ways? And that they cannot provide them self with enough food like we have trouble with?
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