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LCARS 24 09-02-2013 08:48 PM

What would alien astronomers think of Earth?
 
Our people are finding exoplanets, checking the available data, and giving opinions about those alien worlds. So what about an alien civilization at our level of technology a dozen light-years away doing the same? What do you suppose they would think of Earth?

martok2112 09-02-2013 09:58 PM

If an alien were to observe our planet, I'd imagine we'd find ourselves on the "do not attempt contact" list....or worse...the "annihilate with extreme prejudice" list.

omegaman 09-02-2013 11:13 PM

Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.

martok2112 09-03-2013 06:20 AM

...and the common cold killed them. :D

LCARS 24 09-03-2013 06:54 AM

Well, Quark was surprised to learn that 20th-century hyumaans paid money to poison themselves and set of nuclear bombs in their own atmosphere.

samwiseb 09-03-2013 08:15 AM

Reminds me of a Gary Larson comic in which there are continent-shaped creatures on the moon.

"And if you squint your eyes just right Son, you can see the Zork in the Earth."

LCARS 24 09-03-2013 08:27 AM


martok2112 09-03-2013 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by LCARS 24 (Post 329664)

Bi-La Kaifa!

horatio 09-04-2013 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by LCARS 24 (Post 329646)
Our people are finding exoplanets, checking the available data, and giving opinions about those alien worlds. So what about an alien civilization at our level of technology a dozen light-years away doing the same? What do you suppose they would think of Earth?

With our technology they could know very little about us. But this is stupid nitpicking, I think that it would depend on what kind of life it would be.
Suppose it would also be primates. They would like us simply because we are similar to them and if in their evolution cooperation has also paid off they would appreciate our first steps towards peace and worldwide cooperation.
Suppose it would be insectoid or reptilian lifeforms. Like the Xindi they would not like primates (and vice versa) simply because they are different. Furthermore such species might not value peace and cooperation very much so they might view us as docile and weak.

Captain Tom Coughlin 09-04-2013 10:33 AM

primates kill each other in the wild. Chimpanzees are killers. They fight wars. Maybe meeting something that evolved in a similar fashion to us isn't such a good thing. There has never been one hour of peace on this planet in the entire history of human kind.


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