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Why Contacting an Alien Civilization May Be a Mistake
Would Contacting an Alien Civilization Mean The End of Man?
Story By: Cow Flipper
Is the thought of E.T. phoning our world really a good thing to have happen? Is it really a good thing to be randomly firing off radio signals into the bastion void of deep inner stellar space? If history has anything to say about it the answer is a resoundingly loud NO! Our own history shows that when a technologically superior race meets with a lesser advanced race the technologically advanced race always trumps the lesser technologically advanced race.
From the recent American Indians and the colonizations of European farmers and land grabbers. How history shows that the Colonists and Nation Builders with their guns, military, cannons, cavalry, and ships conquered the less advanced Native Americans almost into extinction.
All the way back to human in-habitation of the world. Mankind has been in a struggle to survive and scratch our an existence and branch out into the world at large since the beginning. We developed complex tribal settlements and bands to hunt and gather resources with. When two clans, bands, or races were confronted with the other they fought over territories for food and hunting rights. In many cases one band or clan would have more numbers or strong male fighters and win the battle but at some unknown time humans developed sharp edged cutting tools and they also began to use fire for heating and cooking. This technological breakthrough gave rise to the first use of tools as weapons and fire as a heat source / deterrent and weapon. As history progressed other longer weapons like spears were developed and then the bow and arrow; these were mankind's first long ranged trajectory weapons. The better the materials and crafting of these technologies gave the advanced race the edge.
If we do make contact with an alien race out there in the galactic inter stellar void how are we to know they will not be opportunists and come here to devour our resources or just do away with another species that may one day consume their precious commodities? It may be that we will be ringing the dinner bell for a hungry alien species that is beyond any mans worst nightmare. The truth is we don't know what is out there. It may be small cute cuddly aliens that just want to eat chocolate candies and poop rainbows. But maybe it won't be; it could be that we are asking for a whole heap of trouble we can't even comprehend.
Quotes below sited by ABC News Stephen Hawking: Alien Contact Could Be Risky
By KI MAE HEUSSNER (@kheussner)
April 26, 2010
Even the mighty Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said, "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said. "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."
He then speculated that aliens' capabilities "would be only limited by how much power they could harness and control, and that could be far more than we might first imagine.Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," Hawking said.
This is much like the race in the fictional Star Trek Universe called the Borg Collective in which an entire species integrates another species biodiversity, resources, and technology into their collective and consume it all until there is nothing left.
It may be best if we listen in the dark for a while and analyze anything we hear and perhaps then send out a well thought out response to see if we really do want to ever meet E.T. after all. Thanks for reading this hub article.