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#16    JGirl

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

i'm not going to worry about protocol if it happens. i am going to find me a real safe place to observe the situation for a while.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 02 April 2012 - 07:02 AM, said:

Or deadly..

That's a risk I'm willing to take for a delicious cut of meat.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

View Postregeneratia, on 02 April 2012 - 07:21 PM, said:

It has already happened. This issue is moot.

Do tell.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

This article raises are rather interesting question. I've never really thought about how the Human race would go about initial contact with a more primitive or even equal alien race.

If this were to happen, it wouldn't be an "American" issue. In order to achieve such a feat of galactic space travel, it would be a joint venture between multiple countries. Almost all space travel is already that. The world uses NASA because they're the only agency with the track record to accomplish multiple missions, but all space missions in recent years has had astronauts from all over the world and is jointly funded by multiple nations.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

The preppers already have a jump on Y`all  ! THe bad thing is If E.T is even a bit ahead of us They know who you are ,and where you hide your booty !
THis Im sure wont matter If they get out and Just Blast us off the planet,or Eat us for a snack !
But then again They might,Just Might Want to Teach us about universial  Peace ! ANd we better take them up on it ! Cause were really bad at it ! :innocent:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

I tend to think it the response would be something along the lines of this
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

View PostEldorado, on 02 April 2012 - 04:28 AM, said:

Say hello and then rob them.

View PostMrSerendipity, on 02 April 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

"We come in peace, shoot to kill!"
This is probably closest to the truth of what will happen. Humans, in general, are greedy and selfish and liars. If aliens showed up with FTL, we'd have to steal the technology and be making our own scouts in no time. Of course, being a paranoid species, we'd not trust any of the maps or advice of our "good friends" and have to examine every rock, comet and bit of galactic dust for ourselves. Likely putting a flag, or "I own this now!" sticker on everything we find out there.

It is what would doom us as a species to war and extinction, or doom us to try to take over. Trying to run the show like the pushy pre-teen cousin/nephew everyone has who has to be in charge at the family reunion picnic.

In my strategy computer games that are space based, immediately attacking and ransacking, and overrunning the competition is the easiest, quickest, surest way to win. I'll bet that is true of any civilization meeting another civilization. If you don't immediately conquor them, they will always be a threat.

Space travel is no guarantee of logical thinking or peacefulness.

There was a book... The High Crusade... that was about peaceful aliens landing on medieval England. The English cut down the aliens took all their goods onto the ship and set off to conquer for King and Country. Fiction of course, but a good illustration of Human Nature.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

View PostColoradoParanormal, on 02 April 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

This article raises are rather interesting question. I've never really thought about how the Human race would go about initial contact with a more primitive or even equal alien race.

If this were to happen, it wouldn't be an "American" issue. In order to achieve such a feat of galactic space travel, it would be a joint venture between multiple countries. Almost all space travel is already that. The world uses NASA because they're the only agency with the track record to accomplish multiple missions, but all space missions in recent years has had astronauts from all over the world and is jointly funded by multiple nations.

Thanks Saru! Cheers! :tu:


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

The human race as a whole would probably react badly to a first contact situation. Enmass, people are stupid and would panic. A human or small group that are open-minded and somewhat prepared, would be more receptive, but cautious. And rightly so. First question that would come to mind for me would be; What do they want? We would be far less inferior to them in just about every respect. Second question; Why us? Why would they even have a need to contact us? Obviously, they need or want something. Nothing wrong with being a bit skeptical as to the motives of an alien race that is far more superior technologically and more evolved. Personally, I would keep my distance and watch them carefully. Won't hurt to be prepared and well armed, just in case.

The human race as a whole would probably react badly to a first contact situation. Enmass, people are stupid and would panic. A human or small group that are open-minded and somewhat prepared, would be more receptive, but cautious. And rightly so. First question that would come to mind for me would be; What do they want? We would be far less inferior to them in just about every respect. Second question; Why us? Why would they even have a need to contact us? Obviously, they need or want something. Nothing wrong with being a bit skeptical as to the motives of an alien race that is far more superior technologically and more evolved. Personally, I would keep my distance and watch them carefully. Won't hurt to be prepared and well armed, just in case.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

The human race as a whole would probably react badly to a first contact situation. Enmass, people are stupid and would panic. A human or small group that are open-minded and somewhat prepared, would be more receptive, but cautious. And rightly so. First question that would come to mind for me would be; What do they want? We would be far less inferior to them in just about every respect. Second question; Why us? Why would they even have a need to contact us? Obviously, they need or want something. Nothing wrong with being a bit skeptical as to the motives of an alien race that is far more superior technologically and more evolved. Personally, I would keep my distance and watch them carefully. Won't hurt to be prepared and well armed, just in case.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:15 AM

If we discovered aliens the best thing to do is leave them alone for several reasons.

1 being the human race is too fragile pathetic and weak. Depending on who found ET that government could easily be swayed for technology.

2. They could be out right invaders. Think of every single time a more advanced society discovers a less advanced society. SLAVERY!!!!!

Its happened time and time again here on earth. From the ancient egyptians, to the persians, greeks, to the roman empire, the british empire and even in the USA with native americans and blacks in africa.

We keep wanting to find ET, we may be asking for way more than we hoped.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:30 AM

Question:How would we approach first contact?
Answer:Poorly.
Reason:If we can't overcome racial differences, religious differences, etc, how in the heck could we deal intelligently with beings from another planet?
How can we deal with any "alien situation" when we can't even get along among ourselves?


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:45 AM

If aliens contact humans: It would mean they are at, or above, our technological level. Which would probably mean disaster for us, depending on how developed their war technology is. Try and befriend them and hope they're not aggressive in nature. If we befriend them learn from them, and trade resources.

If humans contact aliens: Assuming they're at a lower technological level. We'd probably do what stories say aliens do to us. We'd probably collect, and study, specimens of plant and animal life. We'd probably take, study, and return any intelligent life. Humans, being apes, are aggressive and territorial. We may seize their planet and reap the resources. Eventually settling on the planet if possible. Humans, being apes, are also loving and compassionate. We may help their civilization grow and trade resources with them.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

God help them if they land in some places I know here in Darkest Africa.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:10 AM

Where's Donteatus? They would probably be here to "Serve Man"

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