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From, perhaps, the most intelligent person to ever live:

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“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”
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# 2
04-25-2010, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Zoya View Post
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I bet they have already visited, seen the sad state of affairs that we humans like to put ourselves in, and left, seeing no possible hope for us. They will come back when the platapi have risen to an intelligent life form.
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# 3
04-25-2010, 07:37 AM
He thinks christopher columbus discovered america? what?

I think he is in the final stages...
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# 4
04-25-2010, 07:40 AM
Well, to be fair, he doesn't say in that quote that Columbus discovered America, just that he got there.
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# 5
04-25-2010, 07:51 AM
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He thinks christopher columbus discovered america? what?

I think he is in the final stages...
That is not at all what he said. Your understanding of his quote is wrong. Go back, read it again a few times and let it sink in.

Perhaps you are in the final stages...

:p
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# 6
04-25-2010, 08:13 AM
he has a point, if and when we do meet aliens, chances are they wont be logical and friendly like the vulcans.
chances are they will want to eat us, conquer us, squish us into a thin paste.
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# 7
04-25-2010, 08:17 AM
I've always said they would see us as food or slaves.

A greater power will always try to rule or enslave a weaker one

Just for pity sake I hope it isn't like

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/vid...tlefield-earth
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# 8
04-25-2010, 08:20 AM
What if they brought doughnuts?
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# 9
04-25-2010, 08:21 AM
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What if they brought doughnuts?
yes but what's inside the doughnut. that is the key!
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# 10
04-25-2010, 08:31 AM
Actually, the biggest problem is something that...GASP Herbert George Wells figured out.

We'll probably kill them with our pathogens and they will do the same to us.
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