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I think the chances of them not wanting War is pretty much slim to none..
We can't know that. Even the smartest researches on our planet can only apply human logic to these speculations because the truth is we have no idea what an alien civilization would be like. So we have to assume they are similar to us in order to have a discussion; we can't fathom other possibilities because this is all we know.
They could also be a 100x more brutal than us as well, just kill for fun and pleasure..
Don't be a stupid hippie. They'll want to hunt us for sport or enslave us. Fact.
Same page we are
You're right, they could be. But the fact is we can only speculate; there is literally nothing to go on because all we know is human civilization.
Alternatively, they could be 100x more peaceful and are only refraining from contacting earth because they fear we'll try to go to war with them. We have absolutely no possible way of knowing how any alien civilization would behave.
it's the so called creationists who believe something (god) came from nothing.
Of course it happens to be on the planet that we live on, else we would not be conversing.
Our physical characteristics and physiologies are astoundingling similar to each other, in no way substantially different as you say.
We share our planet with many, many dangerous animals.
Now for the record, if one considers that the human brain, which is capable of great intellect, is made up of a near infinitesimally small amount of energy in the universe, that there could be some kind of universal driving force, even a consciousness or some kind of intelligence exists within, or as part of the Universe. We would be talking about Trillions upon trillion upon trillions of times the matter/energy used to make the human brain, and all possibly connected in ways we are not capable of perceiving.
If you are talking about some judeo/christian/islamic personal god, then no chance.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
why would an alien life form wish to blow our planet up? What if they wanted too, but the vastness of space does not allow for them to every get here? Even a very advanced civilization could be bound by the physical laws of the Universe making travel over hundreds, thousands or millions of light years, impossible.
You've never seen Dune.......
Definitely not impossible. Depends on how advanced they are. Or where they fall on the Kardashev Scale.
The first contact w us, probability-wise, will not be organic. It will be machines... scouts, if you will. And they may have already been sent towards our galaxy a million years ago.
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I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain
Neither you nor I can say what is definitely possible or not. Some things, may simply be not possible.
My doctorate in theoretical physics from Hollywood Upstairs Science Institute trumps your piddling SC BA.
It's possible. Definitely. Ask Einstein.
More possible than creationism, anyway.
This fails the logic test... If a civilization is capable of observing us it means they are at least a million years more advanced. Advanced to the point of being able to harness the energy of an entire galaxy... or 4 x 1044 erg/sec.
Meaning, they'd be as threatened by us as we would be of amoebas.
Better question is why wouldn't he?
They probably got some god damn liberals in charge, and made blowing up planets illegal or some shit.
Have you been reading this thread?
Evolution is not scientific fact. The debate does not have to be evolution vs religion, or science vs religion, but science vs science. Evolution is a theory. I am for good science, and there is bad science taught to prove evolution, just as there is bad science promoting creationism.
Would you mind elaborating on what the "bad science" is that's supposedly used to "prove evolution"?
Fine then, maybe they're an infinite amount more peaceful because they've evolved into a post-war society and, like you say, they're about as threatened by us as they are by amoebas. Regardless, the point is that we can throw hypotheticals around all day, but it's silly to assume that anyone's opinion is controlling on the issue of alien intent towards earth.
EDIT: Except for this guy:
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bad science? Evolution is a unifying theory among all the biological sciences. Physiology, embryology, why we are so similar to the other primates, why primates are more similar to other mammals, than we are to fish. etc....................
True. But way more amusing making out-of-ass assertions and throwing around equations that aren't even relevant. Just keeping the tenor of the thread going...
Hawking prefers another possibility: that there are other forms of intelligent life out there, but that we have been overlooked. If we should pick up signals from alien civilizations, Hawking warns,"we should have be wary of answering back, until we have evolved" a bit further. Meeting a more advanced civilization, at our present stage,' Hawking says "might be a bit like the original inhabitants of America meeting Columbus. I don't think they were better off for it."
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