Originally posted by sphinx551
Not all aliens are evil. Why would you act and assume they are evil?
I don't assume that any
"aliens" are "evil"... Good & Evil are Human concepts, and they're not even widely-shared
Humans — for example, we in the West think of ourselves as "blessed" and we regard fundamental Muslim extremists as "evil"; on the other hand,
fundamental Muslim extremists consider themselves "blessed" while they regard the West as supremely
"evil"... We can't even agree on Good
& Evil among ourselves.
If we honestly
try to apply our concepts of Good & Evil to the many other life forms of Earth, we realize that the rest are benign
best (as in the plant kingdom) or merely savage
at worst (as in the animal kingdom). So, as far as we know, there's no Good & Evil elsewhere
in Nature — we Humans
are the only truly evil
species on this planet, but only by our own estimation.
This says, to me, that the overwhelming majority
of life forms in Nature — on this planet and elsewhere — are probably benign
best or merely savage
at worst. The only way we're going to encounter "evil" life forms from other worlds is if they are carbon copies of
ourselves and function and think identically to Humans.
Which would be, in my opinion, our worst extraterrestrial nightmare
come true. More Humans, no matter how far across the galaxy we travel,
more and more Humans, like in Star Trek
, some with watermelon-speckled pigmentation, some with a few extraneous moles and tumors on their
foreheads, but still Human
What a hideous reality, don't you think?
I'm more inclined to think our encounters with "advanced civilizations" will be entirely one-sided... They
will be a savage
— giant, pissed-off badgers
in possession warp-drive technology, maybe — who just tear us a new butthole
as soon as they open the
door and step out. We won't even get a chance to say hello or defend ourselves, as if we could
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 1/20/2010 by Doc Velocity]