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#1 Posted by hudyman (1735 posts) - - Show Bio

Im sure most of you have seen the vsauce video were he tackles this question but i wanted to know what people here think.

Are we ready for aliens? if not why?

#2 Posted by INLIFE (1600 posts) - - Show Bio

We will never be ready for aliens until we meet them.

#3 Posted by Saren (25055 posts) - - Show Bio

Are aliens ready for US?!?

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#4 Posted by hudyman (1735 posts) - - Show Bio
@inlife said:

We will never be ready for aliens until we meet them.

What if they meet us first.

#5 Posted by Perethorn (3672 posts) - - Show Bio

I am

#6 Posted by silkyballfro94 (1969 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even close buddy.

#7 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but I doubt we'll ever get any more ready until we've actually met them.

#8 Posted by judasnixon (7168 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh hell no......

#9 Edited by WarBlade539 (4752 posts) - - Show Bio

Here comes the conspiracy theories...

#10 Posted by Edamame (28360 posts) - - Show Bio

Not yet!

#11 Posted by 616Vulture (1913 posts) - - Show Bio

How can we get ready for something that does not exist.

#12 Posted by MissyMoxie (61 posts) - - Show Bio

We aren't even ready for humans yet.

#13 Posted by HeckTate (1422 posts) - - Show Bio

We're ready to find some bacteria or something that we're vastly superior to. If something were to come make contact with us right now it would only show us how petty and undeveloped we are. It would tip us either towards humbleness, or madness to know that there are things out there significantly more advanced than we are. Personally I think our world is too unstable for something like that to happen right now.

#14 Edited by MissyMoxie (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously how many racist or discriminatory people are there still in the world? The question of whether we are ready for aliens is ridiculous when we aren't even ready for ourselves

#15 Posted by turel_hash_ak_gik (350 posts) - - Show Bio

to quote chris rock: 'they kill each other for being white, black, yellow. man we're purple. what do you they're going to do to us?'

#16 Posted by WarBlade539 (4752 posts) - - Show Bio

How can we get ready for something that does not exist.

Debatable. I refuse to believe that in this entire Universe, composed of zillions of galaxies which in turn have millions of star-systems, there is not a single planet that houses intelligent life.

Prof. Brian Cox did say that we may be the only Intelligent Species in the Milky Way but I refuse to believe that we are alone in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. :)

#17 Edited by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

@616vulture said:

How can we get ready for something that does not exist.

Debatable. I refuse to believe that in this entire Universe, composed of zillions of galaxies which in turn have millions of star-systems, there is not a single planet that houses intelligent life.

Prof. Brian Cox did say that we may be the only Intelligent Species in the Milky Way but I refuse to believe that we are alone in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. :)

Honestly, it's ridiculous! If you don't think there are aliens your in denial, of course odds are they've never been to this planet or solar system and never will.

#18 Posted by WarBlade539 (4752 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

@darkazrael999 said:

@616vulture said:

How can we get ready for something that does not exist.

Debatable. I refuse to believe that in this entire Universe, composed of zillions of galaxies which in turn have millions of star-systems, there is not a single planet that houses intelligent life.

Prof. Brian Cox did say that we may be the only Intelligent Species in the Milky Way but I refuse to believe that we are alone in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. :)

Honestly, it's ridiculous! If you don't think there are aliens your in denial, of course odds are they've never been to this planet or solar system and never will.

That's what's sad. I wanna have a Kryptonian dog as a pet. :D

#19 Edited by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

@darkazrael999 said:

@616vulture said:

How can we get ready for something that does not exist.

Debatable. I refuse to believe that in this entire Universe, composed of zillions of galaxies which in turn have millions of star-systems, there is not a single planet that houses intelligent life.

Prof. Brian Cox did say that we may be the only Intelligent Species in the Milky Way but I refuse to believe that we are alone in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. :)

Honestly, it's ridiculous! If you don't think there are aliens your in denial, of course odds are they've never been to this planet or solar system and never will.

That's what's sad. I wanna have a Kryptonian dog as a pet. :D

Me too man, me too. Scratch that, I want to BE a Kryptonian (on Earth of course).

#20 Posted by WarBlade539 (4752 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

@darkazrael999 said:

@dctv3363 said:

@darkazrael999 said:

@616vulture said:

How can we get ready for something that does not exist.

Debatable. I refuse to believe that in this entire Universe, composed of zillions of galaxies which in turn have millions of star-systems, there is not a single planet that houses intelligent life.

Prof. Brian Cox did say that we may be the only Intelligent Species in the Milky Way but I refuse to believe that we are alone in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. :)

Honestly, it's ridiculous! If you don't think there are aliens your in denial, of course odds are they've never been to this planet or solar system and never will.

That's what's sad. I wanna have a Kryptonian dog as a pet. :D

Me too man, me too. Scratch that, I want to BE a Kryptonian (on Earth of course).

Or maybe something straight out of Mass Effect. That would be cool too. But if the Reapers exist too, then it would suck. :P

#21 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

How can we get ready for something that does not exist.

lol wut

#22 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22960 posts) - - Show Bio

Illegal aliens

#23 Posted by SOG7dc (8016 posts) - - Show Bio

We as a people-not yet

Me as an individual- yes.

#24 Posted by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

No...

Honestly, a lot of people have trouble with gays and foreign people (not saying it as an offensive thing. they face a lot of unfair discrimination) so...no the world's not ready for aliens.

#25 Posted by MaccyD (5108 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: Am I the only one who thinks that finding out the ancient alien theory was right would be really cool, and not horrifying at all? ... so long as none of them are like Cthulhu, or shaggoths or something.

#27 Edited by Bruxae (14008 posts) - - Show Bio

The people are, goverment isnt.

#28 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

People as a whole can't even handle simple everyday things. In no way are we ready for aliens

#29 Edited by Crom-Cruach (8869 posts) - - Show Bio

If there really was a sufficiently advanced alien race as to be capable of star-system travel. Then that alien race would already be so advanced as to have no reason whatsoever to want to communicate with us.

#30 Edited by russellmania77 (15798 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm ready to hug an alien

#31 Posted by Samimista (21002 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm ready to hug an alien

Yesh! I'd welcome the aliens with open arms!

#32 Edited by Emequious_Swerve (1273 posts) - - Show Bio

I am not even ready for a smartphone.

#33 Posted by INLIFE (1600 posts) - - Show Bio

@hudyman said:
@inlife said:

We will never be ready for aliens until we meet them.

What if they meet us first.

Could be either way. Disbelief will always exist until actual hard proof is found which would be the contact.

#34 Posted by PowerHerc (85335 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

#35 Edited by Fallschirmjager (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to say no. For a few reasons

  • Since ATM we're clearly not ready for inter-galactic travel, Aliens would have to come here.
  • Any civilization capable of traveling to earth through the galaxy is going to have a HUGE technological advantage over us. The governments of the world wouldn't know what to do
  • Meeting an alien civilization would bring into HUGE questions about many of the current religions on Earth and people aren't ready for their beliefs to be PROVEN wrong.
  • As a race, we're still too busy killing each other to ever hope to have to a chance against an Alien Invader, should they prove hostile
  • I think the technological gap between us and a civilization capable of inter-galactic travel is too huge to overcome right now. We're not ready to learn that yet.

Its unfortunate. But I don't think we're ready, although it would be amazing to see that event.

And you're an idiot to think no life exists in the entire universe but the life that is in our planet. I don't know if there are super-advanced civilizations, but its-all be certain their is at least basic lifeforms out there. To believe otherwise is idiotic at best.

#36 Edited by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you know that Aliens are apparently mentioned in the bible? A verse in Ezekiel talks about a huge "metallic light" coming down from the sky and some creatures came out of it in hovering balls.

I personally don't believe that is aliens but some people do.

Edit: Here is the some of the verse:

In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness, ...

#37 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you know that Aliens are apparently mentioned in the bible? A verse in Ezekiel talks about a huge "metallic light" coming down from the sky and some creatures came out of it in hovering balls.

I personally don't believe that is aliens but some people do.

Edit: Here is the some of the verse:

In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness, ...

The fact that people are looking for aliens in their bible is proof enough that we're not ready for aliens.

#38 Posted by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you know that Aliens are apparently mentioned in the bible? A verse in Ezekiel talks about a huge "metallic light" coming down from the sky and some creatures came out of it in hovering balls.

I personally don't believe that is aliens but some people do.

Edit: Here is the some of the verse:

In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness, ...

What Ezekiel saw was just a vision. A vision from God, but still a vision nonetheless. The creatures were angelic figures, not exactly the aliens that people commonly think of. The "UFO" could quite possibly be the throne of God. Since it was a vision, it could very well be a purely symbolic message from God, instead of a realistic scenario. I know you don't believe in aliens (I don't either, as of now), but just thought I should comment on this.

#39 Edited by NlGHTCRAWLER (2899 posts) - - Show Bio

Are aliens ready for US?!?

BEAT ME TO IT, DAMN YOU!

#40 Edited by Wolverine08 (45538 posts) - - Show Bio

Humans can't even overcome intolerance of their own species, and we are supposed to accept aliens? Yeah, no.

#41 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by CaptainUzi (1928 posts) - - Show Bio

hell no.

#43 Edited by longbowhunter (7691 posts) - - Show Bio

One man is.

#44 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (944 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to be, but i know i'll never be. Best 'practice' for my mind i guess is continuously watching independence day lolololol. Another interesting question would be how would responses be like? from both aliens and our side? What will the governments do about it? full-flex militarization or subjugation hehe

#45 Posted by w0nd (4038 posts) - - Show Bio

we are barely ready for other religions...gay marriage, and black presidents....as if we are ready for aliens lol

#46 Edited by Dragonborn_CT (23768 posts) - - Show Bio

lolz

#47 Posted by hudyman (1735 posts) - - Show Bio
#48 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the aliens and who they meet

#49 Edited by AgeofHurricane (7303 posts) - - Show Bio

They're already here.

#50 Posted by nobodyisemo (382 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think we ever will be.