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reply to post by JadeStar
That's the only thing you can do.
I will not reciprocate your ugly and unwarranted personal attack, since you are a new member and probably haven't learnt to behave properly on ATS yet.
This lamentably ignorant and stupid statement assumes that human beings are disembodied brains without bodies, sex drives, tastes, competitive instincts or any kind of evolutionary history. It also suggests a very limited acquaintance with real, flesh-and-blood humanity.
When this subject is discussed typically people who are only familiar with Earth biology take the same path you did.
astronomers and astrobiologists familiar with the plethora of worlds and resources out theretend to fall on my side of the discussion.
(Hawking) said that while extraterrestrial life almost certainly exists, it could be dangerous for humans to interact with them.
Paul Davies, an astrophysicist at Arizona State University and chair of Seti's post-detection taskforce, argues that alien brains, with their different architecture, would interpret information very differently from ours. What we think of as beautiful or friendly might come across as violent to them, or vice versa. "Lots of people think that because they would be so wise and knowledgeable, they would be peaceful," adds Stewart. "I don't think you can assume that. I don't think you can put human views on to them; that's a dangerous way of thinking. Aliens are alien. If they exist at all, we cannot assume they're like us." Source
There simply is NO sane, logical reason for any advanced alien species to expend resources wiping out another civilization for whatever reason Hollywood would have you believe.
Ignorant and stupid? Now -that- is an ugly (comment to make).