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Originally posted by tauempire
intelligence does not equal morality or ethics. that is a red herring last resort argument thrown out by those that advocate that aliens are peaceful.
I have been accused of putting human traits on aliens...but thats what you are doing. who's to say that aliens are peaceful? you are making a assumption based on nothing but faith.
All of you saying that aliens must 'outgrow' there warlike ways must have the faith of a saint. The truth is aliens could be many more times intelligent then us but have the morality and empathy of a psychopath/sociopath.
[edit on 23-5-2010 by tauempire]
Originally posted by Garrett Staples
What you just said about the sociopath, is something i beleive in, and yes they are of a more higher intelligent/powered species. im not implying that they are peaceful, but i do beleive they are more bright when it comes to accepting one another. sure, maybe we are in that "phase". but who's to say thats true as well?
Originally posted by tauempire
In 2,000 years time we have perfected the art of war. When these 'benevelont' aliens look at us...do they tremble in fear? knowing what they know about us do they dread the day we make it to the stars with advanced weaponry?
Yes, I like watching the territorial battles on the discovery channel.
That is the nature of our species. look at primates such as chimps...our closest relatives....they are VERY VERY aggressive.
Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
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Originally posted by Arbitrageur
If they are a million years ahead of us, they probably have a death star type ray gun that can vaporize a planet instantly, so in that case they wouldn't be too worried.
Originally posted by redrezo
Great point arbitrageur, I'd also like to add if they have the kind of knowledge to build such supremely , it would logically follow that they would know how to exercise restraint better than human beings can.
The ones that don't and blow themselves to bits, don't exist.
Originally posted by StarrGazer25
reply to post by tauempire
I think the O.P has a very good point. If they were hostile I think we would of been gone already, if they are peaceful it will be a matter of time before we as a society start getting suspicious of their motives and before you know it the nukes are going off!!
But I think we have been in contact with them for a very very long time.. Im going to say from the begining of the industrial era. And our government hasnt gone to war with them yet... Who knows.I just want to ask the old time question "CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?" LOL By the way you guys should watch Planet 51 very cute movie from an aliens point of view!!