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by , 5th June 2013 at 11:39 AM (283 Views)
When the subject of aliens comes up in conversation (which it often does because it's a topic that I like and I make sure it comes up), I frequently hear the argument that aliens would not visit us because they are too advanced to want anything to do with us. I think this argument is flawed. If that were the case, then why would humans study insects? Or any other animal for that matter? We study them because they are interesting and knowing more about the world around us makes our lives better. It doesn't matter if they have anything to contribute to the advancement of our society.

Now you may be thinking "But Stevie, we just observe and study animals, we do not interfere with them." That is not the case. We interfere with wildlife that we are studying all the time, whether it be to teach a chimpanzee sign language or save a species from extinction. I'd say that any advanced alien civilization probably has biologists of their own, and they would probably be interested in life on earth. If we can teach a chimpanzee sign language, then I'm sure there must be something cool that they would be willing to teach us.

Humans think about extraterrestrial life all the time, and we have huge radios that search the galaxy for the possibility of talking to aliens. Why wouldn't they want to do the same? You could say that maybe they are just not as curious as us, so they wouldn't come visit. However, the act of building space ships in the first place pretty much implies curiosity. I'm pretty sure if they have the capability of getting here, then they would probably want to get here.
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  1. CrackFox's Avatar
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    I agree. I think aliens would want to make contact but they would have to be careful to make sure that the human race was trustworthy. One thing they could do is fly down to our planet using an alien stooge who is presenting himself as a planet robber, then organise a fake death and see what the humans do with all the space cash that they find in the robbers' ship. Then, get some space cops to come down to Earth and interrogate the humans. If they admit what happened and hand over the space cash, they are deemed honorable enough to mix with the rest of the universe. If not, Earth will be encapsulated in a hologramitc box for all eternity.
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  2. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox
    I agree. I think aliens would want to make contact but they would have to be careful to make sure that the human race was trustworthy. One thing they could do is fly down to our planet using an alien stooge who is presenting himself as a planet robber, then organise a fake death and see what the humans do with all the space cash that they find in the robbers' ship. Then, get some space cops to come down to Earth and interrogate the humans. If they admit what happened and hand over the space cash, they are deemed honorable enough to mix with the rest of the universe. If not, Earth will be encapsulated in a hologramitc box for all eternity.
    Yeah, marry me, right?
  3. Zexy's Avatar
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    Nah, if there are aliens out there we can find, there are two options:

    1) We are more developped than them. In order to interact with them, our technology must improve even further, and then aliens won't be a taboo and we will research about them etc etc... Sci-fi a bit, but I don't think the next one is less sci-fi than that.

    2) They are more developped than us. Then, if they are that kind of crazy with science and research, they will definitely care about us. It is sci-fi again if they appear with weird spaceships, but sooner or later, one of these scenarios will come to pass. It can't be else.
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    This is a topic I have opinion on. If aliens reached us first, we are most likely gonna die because they are advanced enough to develop inter-stellar transport.

    Also, why do all alien invasions happen in America?
  5. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolene
    This is a topic I have opinion on. If aliens reached us first, we are most likely gonna die because they are advanced enough to develop inter-stellar transport.
    They probably don't want to kill us, and if they do then we have nukes.

    Also, why do all alien invasions happen in America?
    Because you only watch American movies.
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