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Posted July 1, 2012 at 5:23 AM via web

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I was watching When Aliens Attack on National Geographic. If they're so smart with all their technology, I feel like they would be smart enough to attack us before our technology evolved like it has.

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM (Answer #2)

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I assume we watched the same episode. If you will continue to watch that you will see that the aliens probably a century or a millenium advanced that our civilization. But we are not sure neither they are not sure as well. 

apparently they have detected us using their high-tech gadgets but they can never be sure enough to propose an alien attack.

i can see a simple reason.

they are waiting for the proper time for a beneficial attack. They may have seen that the atmosphere of the earth are not conducive for their survival; Oxygen and Nitrogen might be deadly to their bodies thus making them hard to breathe. And another thing, If aliens do exist, apparently there are millions to billions Extra-terrestrial beings. So if for say there are a million ET's there are a small probability that they will attack us we are one of the millions (or billions) thus negligible. Or they are focused on finding a new planet instead of collonialization.

 

 

hope this helps.

p.s. i guess there is a part two in that report in nat geo. stay tuned :)

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 1, 2012 at 5:42 AM (Answer #4)

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First of all, you're assuming that the aliens had the ability to pick their time to come and invade us.  What if they just got the capability of coming across huge distances to attack and could not have gotten here 100 years ago?  Or what if 100 years ago they had a peace-loving government but, in the meantime, they have developed a government that is more aggressive? 

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marbar57 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted July 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM (Answer #5)

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How can we really know what aliens know or do not know or what they have done, will do, or may yet do to us?  Has anyone met an alien or do they even exist? 

Unless we have actual facts about aliens, everything scientists tell us is mere conjecture based upon what they know using today's technology.  It would be like someone 100 years ago in our history, who used a horse and wagon, trying to describe today's automobile.  Everyone would use the terminology of his day and it might sound pretty funny to someone in the future who is used to such things.

I think there have been too many science fiction movies, books, and supposed UFO sightings over the years.  If and when an alien invasion should occur, it may or may not have been preplanned for a certain time in our planet's history and they (the aliens) may or may not have been watching us.  If they need something our planet has to offer they will take it when they need it regardless of our current technology.  And if they have the means to travel such great distances I think we could safely assume they are more technologically advanced than us and there would probably not be much we could do to stop them. 

 

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astrosonu | Student | Valedictorian

Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM (Answer #6)

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I beleive there are aliens. I also believe that the aliens have come to our planets in the form of a human. Is this possible?

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richon | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted July 28, 2012 at 7:27 AM (Answer #7)

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I agree with #6 on the point that there are aliens. This is mainly because the Universe is extremely big but there is still the possibility that we are the only living lifeforms in the Universe which is unlikely. However, you can NOT assume that they are ahead of our technology as it is also possible that the aliens are on the same level as us for technology or even further behind. Furthermore, the planets that the aliens live on might not have the resources to build spaceships to fly so far into space.

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted August 19, 2012 at 6:55 AM (Answer #9)

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There is aliens. By the way we too are aliens according to the other aliens.

 

He he....

 

I think there are alien spies in our planets.

 

I think there spacecrafts cannot be caught by the radars and they have landed on Earth. Yes it is possible!!

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qhead | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted August 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM (Answer #10)

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Has anyone ever considered the possibility that maybe 'aliens' dont have to physically exist to exist.

I understand that as humans, observation is key.... But to the entire universe, who knows what forms of existence there are ! Possibly mostly incomprehensible to us humans...?

And just as a note, the whole idea of 'outer space aliens' is very much something that humans would dream up!

I mean, how nice would it be if we had our real life 'doctor (who)' in the universe !? right?? Imagine all our favourite sci-fi characters existing in real life! tha

But in hindsight, isnt that just a way to sort of help us escape the fact that we are just so lonely! wandering around this ball, while it revolves around another larger hot ball!?

i think it is :P

Anyway... In my opinion, our universe may not be as 'black and white' as we see it...

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted August 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM (Answer #11)

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Do you think there are aliens on the planet Kepler 22b.

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generalcody | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted October 23, 2012 at 7:55 PM (Answer #12)

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maybe the aliens arent even fururistic and there a bunch of na'vi like looking aliens from AVATAR

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wifii213 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted November 29, 2012 at 2:43 AM (Answer #16)

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Us, human beings exist on Earth of which is just a very, very, very, very, very, very, extremely small part of the universe. The universe is so big that life may exist somewhere but we are too far away to observe life somwhere out there. But what we do know is that for life to exist, necessities of life such us water and oxygen must be present and must have a source of energy such as a star and must be in a suitable distance from that star. Who knows if there are life forms more advanced than us. We don't even know if they have access to resources that are not available on Earth. If we take the history of the Earth from formation  'til today, our existence would be just an itty bitty part of Earth's history.

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted December 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM (Answer #19)

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Yea, a large meteorite struck Earth millions of years ago, the theory says that this meteorite contained some kind of bacteria.

The bacteria felt comfortable in Earth and life began to evolve.

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Wiggin42 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM (Answer #20)

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What an odd question. I suggest you read War of the Worlds by HG Wells to get a sense of what might happen in an alien invasion. This question lies in the realm of science fiction. Your question is a hypothetical what - if scenario of galactic proportions. Read some good sci-fi novels for a plethora of answers.

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rupert221 | eNoter

Posted June 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM (Answer #3)

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I dunno why they would wanna attack us tho. We definitely wouldn't be a threat to their world. Ya with their being billions of galaxy's  and inside each galaxy billions of solar systems their has to be at least one other civilization. If we ever do come incontact we wouldn't want to war with them that's for damn sure. We would wanna work with them, like we should be doing on this planet with eatchother instead of country's bombing each other and spending gazillions on war. 

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted July 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM (Answer #8)

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I agree with #7.

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted October 26, 2012 at 6:30 AM (Answer #13)

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Hmm

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qhead | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted November 1, 2012 at 8:41 AM (Answer #14)

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Maybe "Aliens" are staring at us in the face right now and we subconsciously choose to ignore them... hmmm... ;)

so many possibilties!

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted November 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM (Answer #15)

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Yeah maybe!

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted November 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM (Answer #17)

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Aliens are still a mystery.

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generalcody | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted December 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM (Answer #18)

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theres a theory that life started on earth becuase a meteor containing life landed on earth...and thrived

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