posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 08:41 AM
Ive read in a lot of threads that if aliens come they have to be good, benign and friendly.
I was wondering: why do you believe this?
As far as i understand the number 1 reason for this argument is: they would have destroyed and wiped themselves out if they weren't.
Im sorry but that sounds like utter hogwash to me.
There are a million and one reasons and way a society could reach that sort of technological advancement and still be "evil"
1: imagine if the aliens had an equivalent to ww2. Imagine if in their version the nazi equivalent won subdued the rest of their population and
selectively bread out their own master race eliminating all the other races and creeds on their planet. If they succeeded without killing themselves
off theyd have an increadably xenophobic and evil society outlook. Once they were all the same race creed they wouldnt war amongst each other and
could pursue their technological goals without problems such as war etc. Such a race could become technologically advanced super quickly and work.
Once all the differences were eliminated theyd work together peacfully and proceed to assert their dominance over other planets.
This would work for the same reasons accepting diversity would work. If we were unified and didnt hate each other wed progress much quicker. They
however instead of unifying themselves despite diversity would simply eliminate diversity. The effect is the same ... the morals arnt.
2: a hive like society. Where the inhabitants truly believe in a utilitarian society and are willing to sacrifice themselves as an individual for the
benefaction of their society. Such a society could be evil (though not necessarily) and still reach the technology required to reach the stars.
and so on...
I simply dont believe that the only society that could make the necessary technological advancements in order to reach us would necessarily be a good
Feel free to try to convince me otherwise
in fact it quite appreciate it. Evil aliens would simply be terrifying