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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?

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  • 8 months ago
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    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.  

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  • 8 months ago

    What happened when we discovered the Indians in America.

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  • 8 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...

    • No effect on religion. Religion would simply adapt. Religion is exceptionally good at survival, having been around for thousands of years. What other institution has lasted that long. Even persecution by the roman Empire did not stop religion.

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  • Athena
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    8 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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  • Tom
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    8 months ago

    We would think we have learned our lessons from our contact with the American INDIANS.

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  • David
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Nothing. They would be too far away.

    • kusmar7 months agoReport

      Perhaps in the future Humanity might be able to develop starships with faster than light drive. For example, warp drive.

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  • 8 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.

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  • 8 months ago

    We would probably eat them

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  • 8 months ago

    This is to prove that imagination has no bound, it would go and on till become tired of asking.

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  • 8 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.

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