Assuming the aliens somehow managed to stop climate change (during their exponential development phase), a potential asteroid impact, and a global nuclear war in their own planet, any advanced civilization that is capable of interstellar travel pretty much would have discovered 3D printing or some other way to create their own food and resources in a vastly sustainable and efficient manner.
Colonizing us makes absolutely no sense....
Actually thats not a very far fetched idea.
I mean we as a species already experience rape as a phenomenon. Its not a stretch to say some unscrupulous aliens would come to Earth simply for sexual satisfaction. Ofcourse this would cause an intergalactic diplomatic incident....
I don't think its fear that they would need our stuff, but that they would hold absolutely no value in our desire to live. To them dropping prefab bases on our cities or fucking with the atmosphere to suit themselved could be no different to them as stepping on an anthill or killing millions of bacteria when we wash our hands.
its like how we here on earth say "all muslims are terrorists" even though thats a fallacious and xenophobic viewpoint.
So mostly likely a very, very small percentage of the invading alien species would be rapists - probably a fringe faction exiled by their planet idk
then that species would have become extinct already.
a species that is based on mistrust and lack of cooperation would have never reached the necessary stages to accelerate their development to an interstellar space faring culture.
The aliens only want to riot in our streets, rape our women, steal out money and take over our culture. We should totally let them in and treat them as our friends. Come on, it's 2016!
That's because you're thinking with your ass.
Our most technologically successful cultures have always colonized other cultures inorder to gain resources and to outsource labour, and hence artifically raise the wellbeing of colonizing society and lower the target society's wellbeing.
In face of potential gains, we tend to disregard things we cannot immediately relate with. Such as nature, animals, etc. Less technologically advanced humans' are just one group of things we neglect, and they have it really easy compared to everybody else.
When we think of aliens, we assume they have similiar traits as we do. Everything else would go against the natural rules that we know: inorder to become superior you have to start from nothing and overcome obstacles. There are many obstacles, and some of them aren't worth the effort. So what often drives development forward as we know it is greed for something better. Something which improves our wellbeing in the future and allows overcoming more obstacles. It isn't only a "human thing". This is a trait in all living things on our planet.
An intellectually superior race wouldn't think any more of us than we think of monkeys or even lesser beings. So it isn't far fetched that aliens would colonize our planet.
The amount of violence involved determines how much they care for us. Even "Invitation to galactic society" type of bullshit is colonization, because inorder to do anything everything needs to be imported here. This will replace most of our technology with their technology, and eventually replace our culture with their culture.
hey /sci/, how does it make you veel that I shook this vegetable's hand?
that's right, his assistant raised his hand for me and i squeezed it, felt like warm waterballoons with sticks in them.
Any alien race that would go though the trouble of traveling all the way to us most likely wouldn't just be doing for mere scientific curiosity unless of coarse they have some highly advanced tech that makes it the equivalent of us going to the moon.
Chances are they want the earths resources, a new colony/home, and maybe sex slaves.
It'd be pretty much impossible to communicate with them so you can rule out any chance of us making some peace treaty.
>Aliens come to earth
>They are a race of rapist and killer beasts
>Liberals think that the better solution would be open interplanetarian borders because come on,it is current year and we are not xenophobic or racist towards aliens and we respect their customs.
>End of humanity