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Do you think aliens see all humans the same way "civilized" people see the "uncontacted" indigen

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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There are many indigenous tribes in the world that remain "uncontacted" nowadays. Most are in the Amazon rainforest, and in the Andaman islands, off the coast of Bangladesh, in the Indian Ocean.

The reason why the governments of the "civilized" societies forbid any attempt of contact with those isolated tribes is to "preserve their culture and way of life". Government officials warn that trying to contact those peoples may destroy their societies and way of life.

Is it possible that the aliens have the same vision about the human race?

Maybe the aliens see humans as a "primitive race", and the reason why they don't disclose themselves to us, is because they fear that, if they do it, they risk to destroy our way of life, making our society to collapse.

So, they prefer to act like if we were animals in a zoo, or in a safari place. They only watch, to learn about the behavior of this "inferior species", but don't want to make full contact, because they fear this could disrupt our society and our way of life...




posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Honestly they prolly look down at us and say "Wow why did we stop here? They can't even get along with each other...What do you think they will think of us..?"

Seeing as how people are racist against our own kind what do you think the aliens think about that being they are from a different world?

-SAP-
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Please, note that I didn't want to compare the isolated indigenous tribes to "animals" in a zoo or safari.

It was just a way to explain the behavior of the aliens towards humans.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by GLontra
they risk to destroy our way of life, making our society to collapse.


Um, we've kinda cornered the market on that all by ourselves.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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If there are really aliens, I imagine that they see humanity as a kind of transient layer of scum growing on a small but pretty, out of the way planet. Very brief life spans and limited perceptions, although occasionally clever. The kind of thing that pops up every billion years or so and then dies off.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen

Originally posted by GLontra
they risk to destroy our way of life, making our society to collapse.


Um, we've kinda cornered the market on that all by ourselves.



Yeah, but maybe the aliens think that, if they disclose themselves, they will destroy our culture, our religious systems, our way of life, and disrupt all human societies.

So, they prefer to hide themselves, and make their "researches", in way that minimaly disturbs our society.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by GLontra

Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen

Originally posted by GLontra
they risk to destroy our way of life, making our society to collapse.


Um, we've kinda cornered the market on that all by ourselves.



Yeah, but maybe the aliens think that, if they disclose themselves, they will destroy our culture, our religious systems, our way of life, and disrupt all human societies.

So, they prefer to hide themselves, and make their "researches", in way that minimaly disturbs our society.


I doubt they would care about our religion. They prolly view it as primitive. It stems from over 2000 years ago and older for other religions.

-SAP-



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by SloAnPainful

Originally posted by GLontra

Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen

Originally posted by GLontra
they risk to destroy our way of life, making our society to collapse.


Um, we've kinda cornered the market on that all by ourselves.



Yeah, but maybe the aliens think that, if they disclose themselves, they will destroy our culture, our religious systems, our way of life, and disrupt all human societies.

So, they prefer to hide themselves, and make their "researches", in way that minimaly disturbs our society.


I doubt they would care about our religion. They prolly view it as primitive. It stems from over 2000 years ago and older for other religions.

-SAP-



We, the "civilized" peoples, also see the religions and beliefs of the uncontacted indigenous tribes as "primitive".

But we still try to preserve it, not contacting them, to avoid that their view of the world collapses...


Maybe the aliens have the same kind of "care" regarding humanity as a whole.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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You do realize that there are millions and millions of extra-terrestrial civilizations?
So, yea, I'm pretty sure that we can answer that question...



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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You do realize that there are millions and millions of extra-terrestrial civilizations?
So, yea, I'm pretty sure that we can answer that question...


Edit: Oh sorry, same double posts...Delete this one mods...
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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Normally this kind of thread turns into a perverse competition of human self-loathing - 'lol - we're hopeless' etc. But I think most species would go through trials similar in scale to those we face. How 'they' see us depends entirely on them as much as it does us of course... but at a guess, a more advanced race might see us in the same way as we see ourselves in medieval times: wondering how and why we do some of the terrible things that we do, but also with a kind of respect of our striving to develop. If our observers were so advanced, they would be able to appreciate the many thousands of individual stories of personal endeavour to 'do the right thing', in spite of it all. To automatically assume they would write humans off as unworthy, forever & always, based on the challenges of our present situation, gives both them and us too little credit.
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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The Wikipedia article about Uncontacted peoples:

en.wikipedia.org...



Some notable examples:


Sentinelese people - en.wikipedia.org...

Hi-Merimã people - en.wikipedia.org...



Maybe the aliens just don't want to "disturb" our society?



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by Augmental
The predictability with which this thread would turn into a competition of human self-loathing is almost boring. Do you think that any species wouldn't go through similar trials to those we face? How 'they' see us depends entirely on them as much as it does us... but if they are significantly more advanced than the human race, they probably see us in the same way that we look back on ourselves in medieval times; wondering how and why we do some of the terrible things that we do, but also with a kind of respect of our striving to develop. If our observers were so advanced, do you think they wouldn't see, and appreciate the many thousands of individual and real stories of personal endeavour to make the world a better place, in spite of it all. I think many of the off hand comments being made about how poorly they would evaluate humans give both them and us too little credit.
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You should not subestimate the "scientific" spirit of the aliens.

Maybe they see themselves as "scientists" that should remain as "external observers", without interference in the way of life of their "object of study".



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Maybe we could compare the aliens to a group of anthropologists studying an isolated human tribe, trying not to be seen by the tribe.

Or, worst, we may compare them to biologists observing the "habitat" of some animal species in the African savannah, trying not to "disturb" the way of life of the animals...



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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In other words, we may be the "protagonists" of some "interplanetary NatGeo" or "interplanetary Discovery Channel"...



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Many assumptions here.

Equally possible is that "aliens" have been directly involved with the progress of our history from the very beginning, and not necessarily bound by the cold attentions of scientists, but possibly with the warmer intentions of beings that are more in touch with love. In which case, "younger siblings" may be a better analogy than "indigenous tribes". Depends on what the word "advanced" means to you.

I suspect they pay very close attention to even minute details of the events on our planet. We're a finite data system, and for any finite data system, a regulatory program can be conceived, so that "even the hairs on our heads are numbered", so to speak.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Nikola014
You do realize that there are millions and millions of extra-terrestrial civilizations?

Yeah? If there are so many of them, where are they? They should be obvious, particularly the ones a few thousand years ahead of us technologically. And it would be highly unlikely that they all have agreed to keep us in quarantine or whatever.

But we listen, we look, and there's nothing. Nothing but excuses.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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If they're advanced enough for interplanetary travel, then they're advanced enough to stay hidden from us if they want to.

That's not to say that there's no evidence of their existence, because there certainly is.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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I feel we haven't had contact with an alien species because our violent nature. They wouldn't be worried about destroying our culture we have advanced enough to accept the fact an alien race could exist. The concern would be giving us better ways to wipe our species off the face of the planet. We all know the first thing the government they contacted would ask for is some sort of advanced weapons technology. It's like a catch 22 scinero where contact would probably unite humanity as one species, but we may never see contact until we actually unite on our own and stop all this senseless violence. Will we ever see a united humanity? Probably not in our life time...

Said it here before: I doubt humanity would be welcome anywhere outside our own solar system by any space faring species.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by JAY1980
I feel we haven't had contact with an alien species because our violent nature.

And I'm saying that if nature in space is anything like nature on Earth (eat or be eaten), then we would have nothing on them when it comes to instant violence and fury. Mankind didn't get where it is by rolling over and being breakfast for every bigger, stronger, faster animal on the planet. We did it by being bad ass. And it's not unreasonable to imagine that a successful spacefaring race would be even badder.



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