Are aliens more likely to be aggressive or peaceful? To someone who’s religion is skepticism, the answer would be ambiguous. But that doesn’t stop the naysayer from being scared and being hostile to little green men: “Aliens, although always depicted as little green men, can be so different from us that they’re unimaginable and that it’s wrong to guess their motivations and it’s wrong to make any assumption about them.”
Since peace will only be possible if both little green men and us commit to peace and know well the good will of each other. Yet we don’t know them and chances are they don’t know us. Then that inevitably leads to jungle of suspicion (exactly like the realism reality which some people believe in and others decisively abandon.) There’s nothing we can do about them but try to avoid them.
Is there only the unknown apart from the unknown? I have my own faith, backed by imaginable human logic (It has to be).
Look at humans. Most of the wealth they create have poured into national defense and only serve the purpose no other than self-destruction. This is the realism reality that prevent us from going further in the outer space, from exploring, from expeditions, from building space industries, from settling and expanding. This is the realism reality that confines us in this small, poisonous, crowded and stifling place. Obviously, we will never truly go to the space until humans stop harassing each other. The day we reach out for the little green men, is the day we respect without being aware that we respect, we live in peace without being aware that we are in peace. Until that day human evolution complete another stage. They will be peaceful not aggressive. I want to apply the same rule to our extra-terrestrial friends, can’t I?
Today we estimate there’s a great chance that extra-terrestrial intelligence exist. Most of us agree this is a reasonable estimation because it’s backed by latest scientific theories. Just walk upstream a little to see what it is that draw the conclusion, we’ll see it’s stars, planets, chemistry and temperature similar to us that make life conceivable. Note the word “similar”. From the very beginning, we focus on similarity. And then, life there will also endure (or is enduring) evolution and form intelligent beings. They are, again, born because of stars, planets, nice chemistry and temperature conditions. For this ground, I want to apply the same rule to them. If they find us, and visit us, they must have overcome war. That is to say, they must have been peaceful for long.
Alas, there are so many things that can kill the entire human race in no more than several centuries. Count them. Energy, population, pollution, climate, disease, the shadow of war. They are actually so close that we could see their faces. While someone out there is trying to do our little green men wrong! Even if eventually, the ETI prove to be evil, are human still going to wage war against each other, to pass the blame on each other regarding the approaching crisis then be helpless and terrified before alien invasion? Or, shall we, no matter it’s peaceful or aggressive whatsoever little green men, choose to unite, as one.