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What if there were another advanced species?


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#16    PeacefulAnarchy

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

Intelligent... when did that happen?


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:45 PM

View PostFlyingAngel, on 30 January 2012 - 04:41 PM, said:

First, it would be war. Then peace. Then cold war, then peace, then... repeat.
Isn't that kind of how we are with just one more or less intelligent dominant species (that being us) now?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

Yeah, I would think our history of how well we tolerate diversity speaks for itself.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

View PostJ. K., on 30 January 2012 - 08:51 PM, said:

Yeah, I would think our history of how well we tolerate diversity speaks for itself.

What do you mean? There have been multi-cultural societies almost since the dawn of civilization itself. I don't think that xenophobia is the default condition of the human species.

Just look at some of the communities that sprang up during the early colonization of America and beyond. There were Indians, africans, whites, and other races living in the same towns. You can see the effects of this in Mississippi and Louisiana, there is a level of cultural diffusion that could not have happened if xenophobia between the seperate groups was all-consuming.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:05 PM

View PostH.H. Holmes, on 30 January 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

What do you mean? There have been multi-cultural societies almost since the dawn of civilization itself. I don't think that xenophobia is the default condition of the human species.

Just look at some of the communities that sprang up during the early colonization of America and beyond. There were Indians, africans, whites, and other races living in the same towns. You can see the effects of this in Mississippi and Louisiana, there is a level of cultural diffusion that could not have happened if xenophobia between the seperate groups was all-consuming.

My statement wasn't means to be a blanket condemnation of the human race.  However, humans perform acts of violence against each other every day, and some of them are motivated solely by difference in race or culture.  As long as we do that to each other, then the chance is good that we would do it to another species.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

The Cave people didn't bite  thousands of years ago Billions of years ago :yes:


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:17 AM

The fact that we are the only ones left answers the question.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:59 AM

Please, wed probably have them locked up in cages and laboratories experimenting with DNA ect.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:45 AM

thats a really good question for a human to ask.. however.., i think our diffrences would have been resolved one way or another by now, it depends totally on question's like is there intellegence like ours'do they see the world the same as us or do they see the world in diffrent dimentions to us,if so thats already the case dolfins are probebly more intellegent then us,but obviously see things far diffrently,we automaticly have the hide to assume we are the smartest thing around but like in animals just because there brain has taken a diffrent path they are capable of thoughts we cant comprehend ,dolfins again for instance have been documented to be able to tell if somone pregnet is near by  using there sonar thing and also can help "OUR" brains when there not funtioning right by using there deal to set our neural pathways straight this has all been documented ,so the question itself is ludicris and only a human would be ediotic and self loathing enough to think such things dont u think


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:47 AM

dolfins are probebly more intellegent then us,but obviously see things far diffrently,we automaticly have the hide to assume we are the smartest thing around but like in animals just because there brain has taken a diffrent path they are capable of thoughts we cant comprehend ,dolfins again for instance have been documented to be able to tell if somone pregnet is near by  using there sonar thing and also can help "OUR" brains when there not funtioning right by using there deal to set our neural pathways straight this has all been documented ,so the question itself is ludicris and only a human would be ediotic and self loathing enough to think
such things dont u think


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

maybe if there was another species of homo around we'd combine as a species of human and just hate them rather than hate ourselves

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:38 PM

View PostJ. K., on 30 January 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

My statement wasn't means to be a blanket condemnation of the human race.  However, humans perform acts of violence against each other every day, and some of them are motivated solely by difference in race or culture.  As long as we do that to each other, then the chance is good that we would do it to another species.

isnt this not the case of must social species? from insect to humans?

If there was another humanoid intelligent bein, then they would have similar issues to ours. Where race or culture may be a issue, for them maybe pheromones or size would be a issue (as a example.)

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:52 PM

In a world with limited resources, the most technologically advanced beings will dominate. This has been played out in human societies all over the planet, and the less technological societies have almost always suffered for the meeting. It is also the stuff of science fiction, where but for some quirk of fate, an alien species would succeed in wiping out mankind. So could we live with another intelligent species? Unlikely. We would eye them with suspicion if they were more intelligent or possibly isolate them if they were less so.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:39 AM

Simple. One would destroy the other.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:13 AM

Many opinions floating around :P.  All we really need to do though is look at what humans normally do.  Which is conquest.  All through history we see conquest this land conquest that land whatever.  There will be certain terms with which we approach whatever race with.  If they agree they can be slave like.  Some sort of co-existence would emerge.  We don't really care about the extinction of x and y species.  We care about land and survival.

Whoever has the best generals, technological advances and numbers will come out on top assuming both are trying to conquer the other.  The other will be accepted but segregated and when enough time has passed will eventually adapt to one another.

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