Aliens: What If…

I’ve always been a big believer in extra-terrestrial life. I think it’d be arrogant to believe we are the only life out there among billions of solar systems. I’ve also always been a fan of science fiction, although I’ve never really liked the movies in which aliens come to earth to strip it of it’s resources. That’s our job!

In order to do something as monumental as achieving inter-galactic travel, I’m willing to bet it would require some serious team work. For a civilization to get to that point, every one of them would have to understand the value of life, cooporation, blahblahblah. I find it far more likely that if they come here at all, their intentions would be more along the lines of peace. Perhaps there’s some inter-stellar counsil and we just might be the addition that they’ve been waiting for! What a blown opportunity it would be to land and kill everyone, you know?

I always liked the way they handled this in Star Trek, The Next Generation. Pre-Warp drive civilizations are left to their own devices figuring things out, and once they build the first warp drive vessle, they’re greeted by Star Fleet. “Ok, now that you’re out here, introductions are in order”.

Movies love to make aliens the bad guys though, and I can understand that because it’s unknown, it’s easier to make it scary. But how do you think the aliens are going to react when they see some of these flicks?

Yeah, I’d be pissed too. I bet they have movies where they come down to earth and they all get stupider for having been exposed to our idiocy.
Crap. I just realized I forgot the sad one’s ear… There. All fixed…
I think we’d be in trouble if they came tomorrow. Who would you want to be the person to make first contact? The president? Bill Gates? The Pope? (Hah! That’d be something…)
Imagine they land and it’s the WORST case scenario… Who would be the WORST person on the planet to make first contact? Paris Hilton? Pee Wee Herman? The band Kiss?
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6 thoughts on “Aliens: What If…

  1. Bill Maher would make them laugh, Gingrich would make them throw up, Glenn Beck would give them cause to reflect on the lack of intelligence of our species. I suggest that they be greeted by a Blue Whale…or a snow leopard, or a grey wolf alpha male..that would impress!!!!

  2. With as fractured as we are as a species, who would be the ideal First Contact? Forget any leaders, as they’d be more interested in advancing their own agendas or those of their faction/nation/whatever. How about the more humble of us, a homeless person, isolate or child? They’d be more grateful and open-minded than the more jaded of us.If the aliens are intelligent, and I assume they would be to have developed interstellar travel, they would observe us first before making themselves known, and decide for themselves whom to contact. Given that, it would be anyone’s best guess, for what human can comprehend the mind of an alien?

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