What would happen if Humanity discovered a primitive civilization on another planet?
Would we try to communicate with them? Would we capture a few of them for study? Would we invade their home planet? Would we leave them alone?
- 10 months agoFavourite answer
Right now, I'd bet we couldn't resist trying to talk to them... If it was in the future, with a slightly more mature Mankind, we may treat them like they do on Star Trek- and study them while remaining out of sight.
- Jeffrey KLv 610 months ago
What happened when we discovered the Indians in America.
- 10 months ago
The government would cover it up as it would turn religion upside down in their belief we are created by their god etc... etc... etc...
- AthenaLv 710 months ago
We would not "leave them alone" judging by history and the time and expense to get to that planet.
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- TomLv 710 months ago
We would think we have learned our lessons from our contact with the American INDIANS.
- DavidLv 510 months ago
Nothing. They would be too far away.
- 10 months ago
Nothing. After a few weeks of media sensationalism, people would go back to the business of trying to survive. The discovery would only be useful for trivia nights.
Communication would be absurd seeing it takes years for a simple greeting to be exchanged. Travel to the planet is physically implausible. Except for professional biologists, I don't see why anyone would be the least bit interested in the discovery.
- Ronald 7Lv 710 months ago
We would probably eat them
- Adullah MLv 710 months ago
This is to prove that imagination has no bound, it would go and on till become tired of asking.
- daniel gLv 710 months ago
Well, humans have a hard time living in harmony with our own kind here on earth, so go figure. The novelty would wear off so hard to say what long term effects would happen.
At least take comfort in knowing it would take a great many centuries for any interaction with any ET here in our own galaxy.