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originally posted by: expatwhite
Surely if they appeared it would end world conflict
Not buying that it is "our fault" I'm afraid
originally posted by: andre18
Since we as a whole can't treat our self worth and the self worth of others with care, why would aliens want to be treated by us in the same way?
originally posted by: chiefsmom
So, they have the technology to come here, but they aren't making contact because of "us"
Wouldn't they also have the technology to "teach" us, or "force" us to do what we should, or what they want?
And I think they are just scared of cats.
Since at least 2010, Hawking has spoken publicly about his fears that an advanced alien civilization would have no problem wiping out the human race the way a human might wipe out a colony of ants. At the media event announcing the new project, he noted that human beings have a terrible history of mistreating, and even massacring, other human cultures that are less technologically advanced — why would an alien civilization be any different?
Stephen Hawking: Intelligent Aliens Could Destroy Humanity, But Let's Search Anyway
Hawking voiced his fears at the Breakthrough event, saying, "We don't know much about aliens, but we know about humans. If you look at history, contact between humans and less intelligent organisms have often been disastrous from their point of view, and encounters between civilizations with advanced versus primitive technologies have gone badly for the less advanced. A civilization reading one of our messages could be billions of years ahead of us. If so, they will be vastly more powerful, and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria."
Jill Tarter, former director of the Center for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) also has expressed opinions about alien civilizations that are in stark contrast to Hawking's.
"While Sir Stephen Hawking warned that alien life might try to conquer or colonize Earth, I respectfully disagree," Tarter said in a statement in 2012. "If aliens were to come here, it would be simply to explore. Considering the age of the universe, we probably wouldn't be their first extraterrestrial encounter, either.
"If aliens were able to visit Earth, that would mean they would have technological capabilities sophisticated enough not to need slaves, food or other planets," she added.
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: andre18
They could be war like and still be technology advanced in all kinds of fields. it is possible to be technology advanced and be violent. fact is we don't know and until we do to just make claims that they don't come because we are savages is ignorant to say the least
originally posted by: Realiserealies
a reply to: Bedlam
Or we are the aliens