Originally posted by BrokenCircles
Maybe they don't wanna?
You're automatically assuming that they would be like us humans, and just want to kill everything that they do not understand. If they had weaponry
strong enough to destroy us entirely, they would have to bring it with them. Maybe they are nothing like us, and have no desire to create weapons of
Point of contention here, but, there's plenty 'weapons' floating around int the Oort Cloud, Kuiper Belt, Asteroid belt and all over the solar system.
Anyone/thing desirous of wiping out or, or at least crippling the human species sufficiently enough to be a non-threat would just need drop a rock or
two or few, or how ever many on us.
We could actually do this ourselves as means to 'resolve' terrestrial political theater, and turf squabbling through the act of eliminating enemies of
X through natural disaster by catapulting moon rocks onto them. Gravity and Newtonian physics do the rest while any long line of Astronomers could be
paraded in front of cameras to attest to the validity of the naturalness of rocks from space.
Middle East wiped out by act of God. yep.
Getting rocks drop on us, we likely wouldn't even know there were aliens doing it. Rocks fall from the sky. It's natural. It happens all the time;
just not frequently enough or with large enough rocks to cause much of a stir.
I don't agree, or disagree with the proposition that aliens might be violent.
Aliens might be like Galapagos Island animals that don't understand fear, caution, like animals everywhere else do.
Aliens might not understand lots of things like individuality, self, ownership, property,
They may know what violence is, but, don't understand or conceptualize it as something 'good', or 'bad'.
Aliens may have zero concept of 'good', or 'bad'.
They may very well think only in terms of necessity, and economy of necessity where whatever actions need be taken to realize the execution of an
instruction or goal are the actions taken; no more, or less.
I suspect, IF there are aliens, anything and everything we ever imagined or thought aliens might be, will be as far off the mark as possible, and
we'll find that aliens are indeed ALIEN such that we'll have a difficult time understanding their motivations, psychology, and even how to communicate
in finding a common thread to grasp.
edit on 19-11-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)