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What if there were another advanced species?

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What if Neanderthals, who bit the dust just 28,000 years ago, had instead wised up and were now living next door? Or what if, during all these millennia that humans have been evolving, some unrelated creature had evolved cognitive and technological prowess in keeping with our own? Another scenario: what if humans had split into two separate species — the original gangsters, and a successful evolutionary offshoot?

These are all perfectly reasonable histories of the world that would have resulted in two advanced species of Earthlings living side-by-side today.They're just not the histories that happen to have happened.

But what if they had? Would we break bread with our brainy cohabitants or be locked in a constant battle for supremacy?

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The Neaderthals didnt go extinct and its been confirmed that outside Africa the average amount of Neaderthal DNA each person has is 4%.

Negroid peoples are the only true homo sapiens (100%)

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The Neaderthals didnt go extinct and its been confirmed that outside Africa the average amount of Neaderthal DNA each person has is 4%.

Negroid peoples are the only true homo sapiens (100%)

Regardless of this, the point of the article is What if there were another advanced species?

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There are too many variables to the question to make it answerable. The types of behavior that this other advanced species exhibits, their technological capabilities, and even their basic personality profile could all influence the interaction between our two species.

The human response can somewhat be reliably predicted as violent or fearful, especially if the other species poses even a minimal risk to our existence. There is another possibility of our two species existing together in an uneasy state of peace, but that would depend on how similar cognitively they are to us. Would we even be able to communicate to these creatures? Understand their basic concepts or even find a way to have an interpersonal interaction with a being that has had millions of years of separate evolutionary history for us? These are questions that don't really have an answer.

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The Neaderthals didnt go extinct and its been confirmed that outside Africa the average amount of Neaderthal DNA each person has is 4%.

Negroid peoples are the only true homo sapiens (100%

I wonder what differences that 4% has made? Evidently humans and Neanderthals got along pretty well sometimes.

I think it would depend on the differences between the two species. If one were human and the other had evolved from reptiles, for instance, there would probably be conflict.

Actually, today the differences between Europeans, sub-Sahara Africans and Asians sort of fit into this subject. There is prejudice among these. Some people hate other races of humans because of these superficial differences.

I think one species would eventually destroy or subjugate the other, no matter what the difference between them would be.

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"What If..."

It seems certain to me, or at least very highly likely.... :alien:

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It's just that the warm, food abundant Africa seemed to produce much more Homo-Sapiens than Neanderthals, and when these swarms of homo-spiens arrived, the neaderthals just assimilated into them.

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I think that actually there just might be a very simple answer: If man would have been used to live alongside neanderthals, there is a chance that they could just be merely another pawn in our social situation

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Good topic of discussion. I belive in the equilibrium scenario which would have already been established. It's not such a big deal if Others with E.S.P. currently exist without open human knowledge imo. It's been going on for millenia, so don't get your knichers in a twist if it turns out to be true..

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Well look at how good we are, at accepting differences within our own species...

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There needs to be a perceived gain in short or long term outcome for behavioral adoption. So, co-existence would likely depend upon whether the relationship is fundamentally complementary or competitive given a range of lifestyle scenarios. Or, the two entities are disparate enough that they do not interact in a manner that poses a threat e.g. perhaps humans and dolphins.

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Dependent on numerous factors, one would wipe the other out potentially. For instance, disease could spread through one to another and then destroy them. But, if it was more like a part of the world-- it would again be dependent on which part and their reactions towards humans.

Say for instance a reptilian type of intelligent creature lived in Australia and went undiscovered for years. We would likely have called them monsters and killed them all off. Same for really any area in which we would have found the creature living in their own small society. If they were close to humans, we would likely ignore them until we gained some type of reason to rid them in benefiting ourselves.

Otherwise, if they were incredibly similar they would assimilate and likely be a non-issue.

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I think there would be much racism. Humans havn't even learned to get along with eachother, nevermind another species

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First, it would be war. Then peace. Then cold war, then peace, then... repeat.

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I agree with TRANCELIKESTATE's comments,Humans do not like each other,never mind another species,and therefore if we had another Species "equal" to us,I think there would be nothing but conflict until the issue was resolved,and if Humans lost then any survivors would use guerilla tactics to annoy the other guys,win lose or draw Humans would not give up as history indicates.If another superior species does eventually arrive,it will be chaos,because we are not subserviant.If we ever did go somewhere else we would want to be Top Dog.Only Winners get their names on Cups and Plaques.

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Intelligent... when did that happen?

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

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

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

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

DONT LIKE 10% OF HUMANS CARY Neanderthal DNA ANYWAY?

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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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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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