posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 04:25 PM
I always wonder why so many people believe that aliens will finally come and make themselves known to mankind in an effort to save us from ourselves.
The typical scenario goes something like this; Mankind will be at the brink of a global nuclear holocaust or a global environmental collapse and, at
the last minute, aliens will come and intervene. I'm sure it has to do with popular culture and shows such as Star Trek.
For some reason, people believe that the Earth is a "special" planet and its's survival is, in some way, of paramount interest to the aliens. Or
that the aliens have a vital interest in saving us from ourselves because they hope to stop our planet, for example, from using nuclear weapons -- as
if the radiation from an all out nuclear exchange on Earth could somehow cause the aliens harm.
Think about it....if an alien race has the ability to traverse Outer Space, crossing solar systems or even galaxies, a little bit of radiation would
hardly affect them considering that Outer Space is farm from a welcoming environment itself.
Isn't it just as logical to assume that aliens would travel all that way to Earth for reasons that are a bit more in line with an alien cultures'
self-interest. Considering mankinds own history, Columbus and Cortez did not cross the Atlantic to simply make friends with the native Americans.
They sought to exploit the New World and it's inhabitants and that's exactly what they did. Don't you think that any aliens that would be heading
our way would have similar goals....that of conquering and exploiting the Earth?