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What if an alien race REALLY make first contact?

eddie31

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Report this Mar. 03 2007, 12:14 pm

We talks about so much in the ST universe, what if the first contact scenario REALLY happens in our world, one morning you wakes up and see headlines everywhere screaming an alien race has descended to earth and met with perhaps UN secretariat?

Given our present social and political conditions, are we ready? Will we really progress like what happens in Star Trek, or we simply waste the opportunity?

bigevil1290

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 1:21 am

Are we ready?? With all the paranoid countries, USA included(p.s. I live in US).

Theres no way we are ready.

eddie31

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 2:30 am

perhaps that's why the Vulcan first contact was set after WWIII:laugh:

MPVorkosigan

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 3:11 am

We're a good hundred years from ready. Agent K said it best. Humans are dumb, panicky animals, and you know it.

Miles

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 4:43 am

Quote (MPVorkosigan @ Mar. 04 2007, 3:11 am)
We're a good hundred years from ready. Agent K said it best. Humans are dumb, panicky animals, and you know it.

Miles

And it would definitely throw a spanner in the works where some religion is concerned, specifically the 'man was created in god's image' thing.

We'd probably do what they did in 'The day the Earth stood still' and shoot him.

MPVorkosigan

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 12:30 pm

Quote (Tannagra @ Mar. 04 2007, 4:43 am)
And it would definitely throw a spanner in the works where some religion is concerned, specifically the 'man was created in god's image' thing.

Oh, you know it. Somebody, somewhere, would blow a gasket. Christian Fundamentalist, Islamic, Buddhist, South'n Babtist... if it's anything that looks human coming out of a ship, no matter where it lands but especially in the US, somebody is going to wig.

If you've noticed, though, in the last twenty years, we've seen a lot of little gray aliens on tv and in film. With the exception of ID4, we've generally been told that these are good guys, don't be afraid. I've wondered for some time if we're being indoctrinated.

V. The aliens look like us, but are really nasty reptilians.
Stargate. The aliens look like us, but are really nasty little snake critters. The good guy aliens are little gray dudes with big eyes and the names of Norse gods, which I thought was weird...

X-Files. Some of the aliens are good, some are bad, there's a war going on between them and we're in the middle...

Not meaning to get my pair of noids up, but how likely is all this to be true?

Read Genesis. If you think of the creation of man in scientific terms, how likely is it that we are the result of a controlled genetic engineering experiment, released into the wild?

Consider. A ship lands here. A protohuman male is captured. Biopsy samples are taken. A clone is produced, modified to accelerate the evolutionary process. The end result is Cro-Magnon man. Adam.

According to the Apocrypha, Adam's first mate was Lilith, a female demon, who got bored with him and rose into the air. Isn't it equally likely that Lilith was part of the research team, who compromised the results because she was fascinated by her new lab monkey?

After Lilith was reassigned, the team created a female clone, Eve. Once mature, they released the pair into a controlled environment with but one caveat: don't touch the tree in the middle of the dome.

With a little nudging from another crewmember, they did just that. The biochemical structure of the fruit changed the clones, activated neural clusters that had been shut down, and the clones developed full awareness. This ruins the experiment.

The clones are cast out. They are now at least endowed with the knowledge they would have had if they had been left alone. They set up house, have kids. The elder kills the younger.

Meanwhile, the aliens have been observing all this... and are probably still observing it.

Miles

eddie31

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 12:52 pm

I guess "T'pol" is observing us somewhere, just that we don't deserve the first contact, yet   :honorable:

MPVorkosigan

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 1:18 pm

I don't think we have a T'Pol out there. A Klaatu, maybe. Maybe not even something that friendly.

Miles

DS9_Redshirt

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 5:10 pm

Well, humanity would not be able to cope with it. on the other hand every single sci fy person would want to go meet the alien.

klingonwarrior500

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Report this Mar. 04 2007, 11:41 pm

Let me start by saying first off I believe in God, second I do beleive that he created us but not only us. I beleive that there are alien races out there who are far more advanced than us and also there are some who are equal to us and a few who are primitive compared to us.

First contact depends on what you beleive, if you beleive that alies have alrady been here and tyhe government has ben covering it up for years, which I do beleive is very likely then technically we have already made first contact ith the Greys. If you dont beleive that then we ill probably freak out when aliens arrive but I would sur hope not because I don't think that theyn woud pose a threat to us beause if they wantd t wipe us out and ar in fact more advanced then they would of done so already. I would just hope it doesn't turn out like in "Earth v.s the Fling Saucers" where the aliens snd us messgaes of their arria and we miss it or ignore it andgret them violence pising them off cusing them to begin wiping us out.

Once again it depends on what youb believe just remember tha great line Mulder would never let us forget, "The truth is out there." We just have to look for it or hope that it's looking for us.

FerengiMerchant1

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Report this Mar. 05 2007, 1:24 am

With so many nation-states and interest groups, earthing will fight among themselves over who speak for earth even before the aliens can do any harm;)

DS9_Redshirt

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Report this Mar. 05 2007, 6:56 am

I am Jewish and my religious beliefs do not play a role in my option that there is other intelligent- most likely more intelligent then us- races out there and we will contact them in the future (hopefully in the near future so I can go meet them)

Kleezantsun

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Report this Mar. 05 2007, 8:31 pm

Earth would be enslaved. :O :laugh: :rookie:

FreddyKruger1969

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Report this Mar. 06 2007, 4:49 pm

Quote (Kleezantsun @ Mar. 05 2007, 8:31 pm)
Earth would be enslaved. :O :laugh: :rookie:

Yes, by the Goa'uld.
:sick:

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Report this Mar. 07 2007, 5:53 pm

On the contrary...I think Earth is way more than ready for first contact.

You know what would happen if there was first contact? absolutely nothing. We would continue are lives as we always did. First contact would not change anything at all.

Of course we Star Trek fans would go bonkers, but that's another story all together.

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