Originally posted by gortex
reply to post by winofiend
post by winofiend
In my opinion, if any extra terrestrial being capable of intergalactic travel were to see this blue ball sitting next to a tiny sun, they would not be
interested in saying "Howdy!". I think they would see resources.
I have seen that argument before but I don't think its very likely , how many planets / moons would they of passed to get here to strip our resources
, hundreds , thousands maybe millions .
I agree. To further the logic, I'd assume it would be that there appears to be very little organic life around. But the elements are everywhere.
Perhaps we have something in abundance they can simply take rather than process to procure.
It's all speculation, I certainly don't know.
But the earth might simply be a small oasis in the cosmic desert.. we shiney, they like shiney.. either way, even if the attraction is curiosity, I
cannot imagine they'd be interested in establishing a common ground relationship.
We'd be in their servitude. Beyond simply being left alone, but mostly exploited.
Serenity brings with it a place where a state of mind can be free to be serene.
Empires are based on exploitation, and exploration..
More likes explorers to here would be out to find a good foot hold.. strong place to set up base.
A serene mob would not be bothering to come all the way here.. they'd be waiting for us to come to them.
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Our Galaxy is as we are discovering packed with resources and I see no reason why other Galaxies wouldn't be the same , so why would a species from
another Galaxy need resources from this one .
If they were from our Galaxy the same logic applies due to the scale of the Milky Way , they would have available resources in their vicinity so why
travel light years to take ours .
I believe that a species that can conquer Interstellar / Galactic travel would have to be scientific by nature and highly intelligent to jump the
hurdles posed by such a feat so see no reason why it couldn't be that they are just looking for other intelligence in the Galaxy / Universe ... which
is why we haven't been invaded and assimilated
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Nature doesn't agree with you. You only move on when your resources are either near depleted or are depleted. Either way you're not out to say "Hey
guys, got a spare 6 months crop I can bum off you?"... They can fly across entire universes..
"Stick 'em up see.. We're space bandits. Hand over your planet see.."
Can you imagine a shuttle full of humans that might crash land on an earth like planet, knowing they can never return home, and they happen upon a
small tribe of midget purple dudes, in white pointy hats? Azriel suddenly jumps and goes nuts..
They scatter... Are they friendly or?? But resources are low.. no sign of edible flora. Only thing.. blue smurfs.
you'd eat them in a heartbeat.
And then you'd eat barny the pilot, seeing as he died of a self inflicted blunt rock to the back of his skull.
Where are those miserable surfs. I can smell them, I'll get them one day, I'll get them all!!!
edit on 7-10-2012 by winofiend because: (no reason given)