if it were called upon you how would you explain human history to a super advanced extra terrestrial species?
what would you say?
in account for all this bloodshed… genocide, slavery, little boy and fat man, 350 years of nonstop slaughter since 1492, the aboriginals of tasmania being completely (100% extinct from the face of the earth), the holocaust, mai lai, xjallianwala bagh massacre, wounded knee,
explain the actions of your species and why your species deserves to be recognized as a civil species.
"we are willing to listen and accept you as a civil and nonviolent, trustworthy species… specify on how your species has developed nonviolent methods of international disputes
we believe that you have taken great responsibility to clean up your violent pas… so that we don't have to worry about your species killing millions of people to resolve your selfish disputes. you can clearly see why we take extra precaution with your species.
you cannot be trusted, you are eager to murder.
- Diane SLv 66 years agoFavorite Answer
Evolutionary psychology emphasizes that individuals pursue their self-interest in a variety of ways that are dependent upon environmental contingencies. It agrees with mainstream sociology that we are social beings who desire to follow social rules, but it does not romanticize us as inherently good beings who only commit bad acts when forced into them by evil social institutions. We are nepotistic reciprocal altruists who know that we can realize our self-interests more often by cooperating (following rules) than by not cooperating, but our very desire to cooperate generates deviance by providing opportunities for non-cooperators. For both evolutionary psychologists and most mainstream criminological theories, the individuals most likely to commit antisocial acts are those who are disadvantaged in the competition for wealth, power, and status, the evolutionary precursors of reproductive success...
Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for Social Scientists. , 2006.
Anyway,i want to speak to my lawyer!
- 6 years ago
Why you could also make a similar case for humanity being too helpful by cherry-picking different historical moments. Either of which could be viewed as cultural flaws or positive traits depending upon the receiver.
- ammianusLv 76 years ago
Man is a predator whose natural instinct is to kill with a weapon.
However,we deserve to be recognized as a civil species because we can (and often do) empathize with other living things.
- 6 years ago
You see, humans are violent. But we do so out of love. We care for one another, and we will stand hand in hand to destroy an alien race like yourself.
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- 6 years ago
i would sum it up like this:
we have super computers that we can hold in the palm of our hands capable of accessing all the knowledge of the world and we use them to watch videos of cats and argue with strangers.
Nuff said.Source(s): mohawk
- TheSicilianSageLv 76 years ago
It would be impossible to explain our nature without knowing their nature, ethics, morals and history. - But I'm sure that they would be far less judgemental than you.
- Tim DLv 76 years ago
What right do you have to ask that question?
Why do you deserve a response?