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Originally posted by xxblackoctoberxx
I posted something similiar in this thread. It's more about what they are waiting for. I think if they are going to attack it is going to be when we become a little more advanced and they can consider us as a threat.
Originally posted by AWingAndASigh
In reading all the talk about 'evil' aliens, it's occurred to me that they could simply be waiting for the right opportunity to strike. Alien abductions would tell them everything they need to know about human physiology, so they would know exactly how to kill or control us.
There are all kinds of stories in the papers about doomsday scenarios - global warming, war, pandemic, environmental catastrophes ...
Could the aliens just be sitting out there collecting information and waiting for just the right moment to strike ...? Their losses would be infinitely less if they wait until we're at our weakest. Why assume unnecessary risk by striking when we're in tip top shape?
In reading all the talk about 'evil' aliens, it's occurred to me that they could simply be waiting for the right opportunity to strike.
If that was the goal, I'd wager that prior to the development of ICBMs would have been an opportune time...
With ICBMs, we can destroy OURSELVES and the planet (and take some of them with us) if we wanted to. Thereby negating any gain from conquest.
the time to strike was ;
when the population went over 3 billion
when we invented gun powder
when we landed on the moon
when we nuked japan
these are some seriously patient evil aliens
Independence Day had some good examples of how alien technologies might be used against us (although I suspect the feel good ending might be different in a real situation).
The advantage to waiting is that it creates less clean-up work - don't have to chase down as many hiding enemy humans and such.
BTW, we have no evidence that their time frame is in any way related to ours. Perhaps time itself is very different in their part of the galaxy.