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AlaricTitus October 15th, 2013 5:05am

Assuming they exist, do you think that the alien civilizations out there waged war as much as we have?

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rightway101 the thought provoker
10/15/13 1:05 am

I would believe that their form of conflict would be very different from our own. Remember: War is purely a human social construct.

ZiggySpringer Fields of Trenzalore
10/14/13 11:17 pm

I believe that we are probably the worst on war, but the best in some other areas. Opposition in all things.

DrReid Ever present.
10/14/13 11:02 pm

I would assume we are about average... Which is scary.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/14/13 10:49 pm

Have you war he'd that documentary "Star Trek?" There are these dudes called the Klingons, and some others called the Borg that are very aggressive on an interplanetary level!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/14/13 10:16 pm

Maybe, but not necessarily. We won't know for sure until we meet them, but I think it's possible war is a uniquely human invention. It could be they are so far ahead of us because they didn't waste time on fighting each other.

Itabliss Hello
10/15/13 3:14 am

Or perhaps they no longer go to war because they've advanced that far ahead of us?

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/14/13 10:15 pm

Initially yes, that is part of getting to the top of the planetary food chain. Past a certain technological stage not anymore, or they would have annihilated life on their planet. A spacefaring civilization has to keep the balance.

cowboy Proud Father
10/14/13 10:12 pm

Everyone knows that Earth is the perfect habitat to create life. Earth is the garden of Eden.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/14/13 11:09 pm

How many other planets have you visited?

kermie gaytopia
10/14/13 10:07 pm

Probably more likely to be savage, I would guess.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/14/13 10:08 pm

That's interesting. Why more savage?

I think of them as starting out savage and growing less savage over time. I have no basis for that, it's just what I envision.

kermie gaytopia
10/14/13 10:10 pm

Well because most species here are earth are more savage than us. As bad as we are I think our ability to coexist with enemies makes us somewhat outliers. I imagine survival of the fittest applies everywhere.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/14/13 10:11 pm

That makes sense, I guess I just hope that's not the case.
Have you seen war of the worlds? That sh*t is scary so I hope for a nicer kind of alien.