Hey, it’s the New Year’s Weekend – no need to be totally serious. So how about space aliens:
””It is 100% possible that our cosmic neighbours might have no empathy at all, hunt us for sport, have tribal wars, regular duals to the death or ritualistically kill foreign organisms for religious reasons.”
Lockett doesn’t say we shouldn’t explore; it’s more of a warning
We could, he suggests, meet, do whatever the equivalent is of shaking hands and return, knowing that we aren’t alone… but safe… the distance keeps us safe.News, “Science writer warns: Contact with aliens might not turn out like we think” at Mind Matters News
Now that is an interesting question: Would they have different values from ourselves or do all enduring civilizations end up having similar values?