posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 09:31 PM
See, this is where we diverge. If they are capable of FTL speed interstelar travel, they are probably so far advanced to us that they would
view us as nothing more than a curiosity. They same way we view a new species we discover. Yes, there will be those who want to protect said species,
and there will be those who want to use it for whatever it can provide. After all, beyond our perhaps (perhaps not) unique DNA and local flora and
fauna, what could we offer them in terms of collective human knowledge? Nothing.
That's exactly what I said before. We would be a curiosity to them, not any type of target or threat. They will simply study us and learn what they
can from us and then perhaps move on to something else. And to assume they would have nothing to learn from our collective human knowledge is vastly
niave of you, you don't know that and neither do I, but I highly doubt you are correct about that. Even though we may "abduct" and experiment on some
of the animals we research, that does not count as an aggressive attack on our species, especially if they let the people go after they're done with
them. That's no different from the way we research different species, it's not an attack on that species, they remain perfectly fine. And if you are
implying they might eat us or something like that then once again I will say that is highly implausible. Especially if they came here to study us...
we don't treat self-aware beings with feelings and emotions the same way we treat instinctive beasts. We have a sense of empathy because we know what
it's like to fear death and feel pain.
And a highly intelligent person can and will pick fights if it furthers their own gain. We see this all the time with corporations. These
people do highly questionable things to further their own lot in life. And they are not stupid. Say what you will about the morals of CEOs of large,
mulit-national corporations, but they are anything but stupid. The point being, yes. Intelligent people can do extremely reprehensible things in order
to further their own lot in life.
You are right, what I should have said is a highly wise person. They only fight in self-defense. There is a difference between being wise and being
smart, I'm glad you pointed that out. A person can be extremely smart but not very wise, many scientists are like that. One of my arguments is also
that any advanced species will be wise enough to know war isn't the answer to any problems. If we continue to fight and kill each other like we are
now, we will not last on this planet. Eventually we are going to get into huge conflicts between nations and our most powerful weapons could end up
exterminating all of us. And who knows what sort of weapons we might have in the future, we may develop technologies capable of destroying entire
planets. That is why I believe any species who has survived long enough to master FTL travel must have the wisdom required to understand the futility
and stupidity of war, at least war between members of their own species. And I simply don't believe any species who can't travel FTL will ever find or
Everywhere we look, survival of the fittest produces the fittest. The same should be quite natural for any alien race. They would not have
become the dominant species of their own planet without bloodshed.
Actually, survival of the fittest has much less bearing on our species than what it used to have. Many nations now treat most people of any illness
using the tax money of other citizens. Many people who can't work for some reason don't go hungry and don't die because they receive the tax money of
other citizens. Many children with large genetic defects are allowed to live and allowed to breed with other people. Our success on this planet is
hardly related to our thirst for blood, we are the most dominant species on this planet because we are the most intelligent. No other species can
match is in terms of intelligence, and that has allowed us to develop technologies and advanced solutions to problems which other animals have failed
to utilize. Now we have many regulations in place which ensure we protect certain species and to ensure we protect the environment. We also have laws
in place which ensure we don't hurt other people or discriminate against certain people.
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