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Should we avoid aliens if they exist?

10 Answers
Stephen Hawkins says that it is likely that intelligent aliens do exist - however he warns mankind not to seek them out. His logic is that it would be like when North America was colonized - the ore advanced Europeans simply over-ran the Indians. What do you think - should we seek alien contact?
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I doubt all aliens would be the same. Some would be very beneficial to us to get to know while others we may want to steer clear of. There seems to be a common thread in the assumption that if there are aliens out there then they must be far in advance of us. I think that is a bit naive. Intelligence is not an easy thing to assess. An alien civilization may be more advanced technologically but perhaps far behind us spiritually. They may know space but have little understanding of biology. They may understand mathematics but know nothing of music for pleasure. They may be able to bend time while having no concept of the need for a tree to be able to bend in the wind.

We always assume intelligence either our own or alien intelligence would put them in the lead and this could be true. However that does not automatically mean that they should be.

If aliens exist once we know of that existence it would be beneficial to learn all we can about them for many reasons.

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If aliens exist, avoiding them isn't going to do any good. if they possess the technology to get here within a single lifespan is so much further advanced then our own, we will be only left with two choices. Submit to their every desire, or fight till none of us are left standing. Our only hope would be that they are a civil and benevolent society. If not, we're all in deep doo-doo. If only ONE UFO sighting is fact (personally I think a good percentage of them are) the odds are in our favor. If they wanted to do us harm, they would have already done so.

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B

I came to know that an priest mentioned at the future there will be a new planet found where human like golden peoples will be exist and both humans and the alien will have a good relation ship and the golden people are well developed than us and there are no male and female on those aliens. Think meeting aliens will be superb.

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B

No we shouldnt avoid them, instead of avoiding them we should be learning about them cause they are learning about us too, they see us as aliens in there own eyes because we are different from them so thats why they are learning about us, one day will make physical contact until than we should learn about them not avoiding tham

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H

It wasn't even so much we over ran them but that hour diseases killed them off. That combined with our guns and greed did them in. I doubt anything will stop the search for other intelligent life though. So we may end up 'losing our scalps' to some aliens.

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Too late. If "they" are out there. (And I think they are) they already know we are here.
Prof. Hawking's thoughts and warnings are kinda like closing the barn door after the horse has gotten out.

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E

I would say we should avoid contact with aliens if they exist. I base this opinion on what we have evolved into and the fact that we can't live peacefully with one another on our own planet.

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S

I believe aliens have been trying to contact us, but we do
not know how to respond. At some point we'll understand the
meaning of the crop circles.

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S

Look around you,those who are GODs children are all aliens.We are only here temporary,until we go home to be with our Father ,GOD.

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I would come back with the question, "how would you know so you could avoid?"

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