IF they show up. It's either because they want to strip mine our planet (doubt it- space is full of mud and metal- why fight a gravity well for supplies?)... they want us as slaves (why? They gotta have robots better than us)... or they want to find out if humans really are the biggest nymphos in the universe.
After the discovery of a planet made entirely of diamond recently, you have to think that aliens just downgraded us from "strip mine and a meal" to just "a meal".
Huh? It would be harder to create graphene from diamond than a carbon asteroid. As for a meal, we likely to be as nutritious to them as grass is to us. No, the only value we might have to them would be big game hunting.
"Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory. "
the only value we might have to them would be big game hunting.
Yeah. Because humans are just the combat beasts of the universe. No, I'm sure there's far more intimidating predators on other planets. Probably every planet that's evolved something resembling vertebrates has at least one life form that would kick our asses to the curb.
What if the hokie pokie really IS what it's all about?
On topic: I'm going to guarantee that I'm not really the first. Sure, I may be the first one to do so publicly, but nobody really believes that they haven't been here before. Pyramids, Stonehenge, ancient Egyptians with advanced mathematics...come on. We haven't been alone on this planet for at least 6,000 years.