reply to post by PurpleChiten
I'm also hopping this gets moves to the hoax bin... but in the meanwhile I couldn't resist to provide you my contrary view point
I can't imagine they would launch a steller attack to "take us over" as they had the whole universe at their disposal.
This is a failed logic because it is restricted, the "aliens" can be from sol system or even from Earth we cover inter-dimentionals/time/reality
travelers, any of those would suffice to put a larger bullseye on Earth.
Now if they are not bound to sol system then I have no real solution to answer to why they would be interested in us beyond us, ourselves, especially
if sentient life is a rarity...
Why would they choose us for those purposes? I also feel that if they are of a higher intellect than we are, which they would have to be in order to
achieve space travel to that extent, they wouldn't be interested in basic animalistic things such as "kill the weaker species" but would instead seek
to nurture other cultures and help them to advance at their own rate.
There are many reasons why someone acts aggressively, we just need to look into nature and history. I do not believe that they need to have an higher
intellect just a bit more of time.
Humans have not evolved much since the discovery of fire, probably the first or second technology (if we take tool use as a technological step), there
has been very few evolutions and most of the ones that happened have been mostly self imposed and food related (cereals and mils for instance) other
have been some adaptations to the environment. I do not believe that the early ages that we are witnessing arriving at puberty is natural but a
dysfunctional response to "pollution".
So if we do not press for interstellar traveling the technological divide may be not be as great, we will be probably doing that in the next 500 years
if we are still around.
Now as for the reasons it may nor be to exterminate us (even if I would take that as a good option if sentient life is not rare and we are some-sort
of security concern), this occurs in nature a new species eliminates concurrents at the same level of the food chain (Hyenas vs Lions vs Cheetahs).
I think the best example to look at is how the worlds clashed with the discovery of the New World and the situation of the Native Americans, from
simple extermination, slavery and acculturation this would probably be the result of meeting a more technologically evolved species (I do not buy the
concept that higher technology requires higher morals or greater capacity for empathy, just the contrary, sadly there are more paths open to get
higher technology by being aggressive and driven that contemplative and emotional).
Like nations today any "alien" species would not act toward others in altruism, they will only act in self interest, even at a lower level of tech.
there are many interesting things we could provide them from cheap labor (slave race, if they cannot create their own that is possible we ourselves
restrict technological development in that field but had (and to a point still have, only in disguise) of enslaving our fellow humans. Then there is
the part that I (as an alien would be more interested), the culture and even technological achievements and evolutions of both, these will undoubtedly
have some greater value (like we today pursue knowledge of medicinal plants, cultural artifacts and "new" methodologies from native people) not to
mention the value in the biodiversity of the planet.
If the roles ever get reversed and we are the ones finding an alien civilization, you can pretty much imagine what fallows (seen Avatar
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