Originally posted by dntwastetime
Why would you want to shoot a gray, are you mental?? Do you know what these beings are capable of?? Do you think they never thought of that, or could
not concieve a pop gun pee shooter weapon like this from the middle ages? What do you think this is, Duke Nukem??What is this Tom and Jerry?Itchy and
scratchy?Turn off the TV.
[edit on 28-6-2008 by dntwastetime]
Because humans are predators and highly competitive - to the point where we will compete to the death simply on matters of principle. It's in our
instinct to kill, and I certainly am looking forward to the challenge presented by a manipulative little critter that gets its kicks from skewering us
or stealing our DNA.
I really don't care how "superior" their technology is. Stop worshiping them, it does no one any good. And I really think you underestimate your
own species to a fatal degree. All humans do. It's a rather peculiar trait of a species to be so outwardly arrogant and sure of their dominance yet
assume some unknown being is ridiculously far ahead of them as to be immune.
Sure - I hope any aliens we meet are not hostile and will just give us the space we need. But I for damned sure will not hesitate to sling some lead
their direction if they are causing problems. And being a person who is very curious into "nonstandard" weapons and working to design and test some
in my own garage (though that's rather slow due to funding issues..... and safety....) - I think I could whip something up that would work if
"standard" weapons didn't.
However, if I throw a boulder at you, and it smashes your head - you're dead. All of the technology we have today can't prevent something so basic.
The same goes for a sharpened stick. Sure - certain types of armor reduce
the effectiveness of such weapons, but technology cannot eliminate
risk, only reduce it. And so far, no evidence has been shown that these beings have anything capable of stopping our existing weapons. Hell, the
Russians shot one down back in the 50s or 60s, if I remember correctly.
Though, yes, I do think they have considered our weapons..... and likely that's why they are not saying "here we are!" - because they know that
there are too many trigger-happy monkeys down here who will start vaporizing them.
Again, you don't invite me to throw stones at you just because you are wearing body armor - because you know that if I hit you in the right spot, or
find one big enough, it will cause damage. The same with these critters, I would expect - they have survived because they didn't blunder in to a
foreign country, stagger into the bar, and start chatting with a bunch of guys playing poker, uninvited. People like that don't survive too long
.... races like that wouldn't survive too long.