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Originally posted by inverslyproportional
I have read somwhere on the net an article saying that our microscopic life is very potent to outsiders, killing them in hours even from what we would consider harmless bacteria, viruses, microbes etc.
In fact the article asserts, that man was a violet warlike species of interstellar proportions, and was subsequently sent here to earth as a punishment, as they thought it would end us. Instead we adapted and over came. So now they monitor us, trying to keep us quarantined, on the "world of death".
It was so named apparently, because almost all life on this world is predatory, from the macroscopic, to the microscopic. Unlike many other inhabitable worlds in the universe, where almost all life exists in a state of symbiosis. Supporting eachother, instead of killing eachother.
Originally posted by Elzon1
War of the worlds possible? Yes
However, if they didn't wipe us out fairly quickly we could reverse engineer their technology and quickly use it against them. If they only managed to take out a fraction of population we would end up outmatching them due to having an understanding of their technology as well as a numerical advantage in terms of population.
Summary: If they don't curb stomp us we would most likely kick their aliens "butts".edit on 16-9-2012 by Elzon1 because: (no reason given)edit on 16-9-2012 by Elzon1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hefficide
If intelligent, compatible alien life exists - compatible meaning organic beings that have finite life spans, thought as we understand it, intelligence and knowledge as we understand them, and an ability to both communicate with us and come here - were to come to Earth, then I imagine their motives would likely be detrimental to our well being.
If these beings were benign and only wanted to "know" us, share ideas with us, teach us, guide us, or any other malevolent motive one might imagine - then this could easily be done via some sort of transmission or even with unmanned craft. Seeing as how biological issues, such as the War of the Worlds cold could and probably would be a factor - then avoiding direct contact benefits all.
Oh, and one thing WOTW missed... a more highly advanced civilization would likely have technology to deal with our common cold. But we would lack the knowledge to deal with whatever bugs they might carry. And, to be frank, the idea of dying from space syphilis isn't very appealing to me - no matter how cute the green women turn out to be!
So, if they show up, IMO, they're here to steal our resources, use us as food, take our stable planet from us, use us as slave labor, turn Earth into this quadrants version of a truck stop, or all of the above.
So, I'm hoping they either don't notice us, don't care about us - think us as primitive and uninteresting as we might consider a patch of mushrooms, or they're really, really nice aliens who practice safe intergalactic friend making.
Originally posted by wlasikiewicz
No doubt you have seen the movie War Of The Worlds, but can this really happen?
Im not talking about them coming down in lightening to their underground machines but Earth being invaded leaving the human race to fight.
Originally posted by TheFlash
If another species was technologically advanced enough to get an entire fleet/army from their planet to ours then we would have little hope of defeating them. How far off do you think we are to having the technology to do that? We haven't even put ONE person on ANOTHER PLANET!