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Old 04-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Jono is right. Those alien abduction stories are based on what we would do if we found life on another planet. We would just observe it for awhile, then capture it, study its behavior, dissect it to see how it functions, etc. We wouldn't just leave it alone. It's exactly what we've done to all life that's been discovered on this planet. We wouldn't know as much as we do about living things if we didn't.

The same is true for all of the books and movies about alien invasion. They're all based on our own history of exploration leading to eventual conquest. We wouldn't spend billions going to another planet, then just leave if the intelligent life that we found didn't want us there, especially if they had resources that we need on Earth. We feel like we have a right to whatever we discover.
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