posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 07:23 AM
Originally posted by Legion2024
Ether way even if aliens do come here the USA would shoot first and ask questions later no matter if they are friendly or hostile.
who gets to decide, how long before first noticing
I have all ways thought sending messages in to space was a stupid idea.
I've thought about this quite a lot, and I'm not so sure I entirely agree with how people perceive that this would play out.
For a start, it's reasonable to assume that any intelligent species arriving here would check us out first. Any biological life form would be
concerned about disease or the effects of our environment on them. They wouldn't be just rushing in and propose having coffee with the Pres.
So, if surveillance were probable, it's plausible that they would witness war and violence, and they would see our weapons in action. Therefore, they
would understand that we would probably shoot at them. It could also be suggested that if they saw how violent we are towards each other they might
not think we are ready to meet them.
The biggest problem we have is that we will always see any arriving life form through Human eyes. No matter how hard we try, we will never be able to
assess how an alien species thinks or feels, or what their objectives would be. We have no frame of reference and we always seem to give them Human
qualities when we're talking about their motivations or behaviours.
We have the objectives and thought processes we have because of millions of years of evolution on Earth. While we might go to another planet looking
for resources or for scientific adventure, they might pop here just for the lulz.
What I mean is, everything about them would be alien to us from their appearance to their thoughts and motives. We will never be able to "predict"
anything about them, until they actually arrive and we encounter them. Their actions will then dictate how we start to form an opinion of them.
Those are my opinions, I'm not sure I have put my beliefs across very well though.