First of let me say I do believe in Aliens, although am skeptical that they have ever visited Earth. I just wanted to discuss what some possible
intentions of Aliens could be. I will cover a few well known theories I and explain what I agree and disagree with.
I think we can all agree that any Alien race capable of interstellar travel would be far ahead of us in terms of technological advancements. This
means everything from construction, medicine, biology, propulsion,waste management(Recycling), etc....
The Resource Theory(Hostile)
So this theory assumes that an Alien race wants our planet for it's resources. Either they require some kind of unique metal such as gold or they have
overpolluted their own planet and need a new place to live. The gold theory does kind of makes sense, however we humans with our current technology
can split and create new atoms in giant colliders. If Aliens needed gold I think they would have found a way to create it by now. Second a race so far
advanced would have had some experience with recycling by now, if they polluted their planet I'm sure they could fix it.
As second point the entire concept of aliens coming here to wage war has always seemed a bit silly to me, at least in the way it is depicted in movies
like "Independance Day" and "Battle LA". I think if a race was advanced enough and was capable of interstellar travel they could eliminate us without
us ever knowing about it. They could create some kind of Virus to kill us, or similarly have some form of nanotechnology to do the same thing.
In this theory they want to use the human race as slaves. This again seems a bit ridiculous. Essentially this is saying that an advanced alien race
can travel lightyears to get here, but they can't build a few robots?
In this theory essentially Aliens want us for food. Humans don't make for a huge serving unless you are american, and they take 20+ years to mature.
What's wrong with beef?
Lab Theory(Indifferrent and Hostile)
In this theory we are essentially lab rats for experimentation. Unlike the previous 3 theories I would actually give this one a further look. If we
humans found an Alien organism I think one of the first things some of us would do is cut it open.
Similar to Lab theory in a way...
- We were genetically created and placed here by advanced Aliens as an experiment.
- Or... We are descendants of an Alient culture that colonized or perhaps crashed on the planet.
- Or... We evolved on our own but Aliens gave us knowledge
We are essentially a conservation area or exhibit for other races to come see. If this was the only reason for our continued existence I doubt our
technology would be allowed to progress as it has been.
Essentially they are here to protect the continued evolution of our planet and to prevent us from destroying ourselves. Or to protect us from another
They are here to make contact, which may also be a combination of other theories. They may want to study or protect us as well.
They are not alien(Indiferrent)
This is the idea that another sentient race evolved in parallel or before the human race. They may have been here all along. This would explain old
monuments and megaliths supposedly created before the time of man.
In terms of my personal opinion, if they were already here I would assume it is a combination of Contact,Protectionism and Study since that is what we
humans would do. We constantly want to learn more about life, we want to make contact(SETI), and in terms of protectionism we humans are still arguing
about the best way to drill into Lake Vostok because we don't want to contaminate bacteria that may be living there. Similarly if we don't even want
to harm bacteria, why would Aliens want to eliminate sentient life on another planet?
Most of the Hostile theories mentioned above offer no advantage to a superior race. Unless a serial killer version of ET decides to visit Earth.
Although that would before more a psychological disorder.
I am interested to hearing everyones theories on this matter.
edit on 12-8-2011 by centrifugal because: (no reason given)