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colindebates
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RMTheSupreme
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If Aliens exist, Should we stop making alien movies?

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Started: 8/13/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Debating Period
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colindebates

Pro

I think we can all agree that aliens exist, But what if they came to Earth in peace? We would surely attempt to get along with them but what would happen if they saw our depiction of aliens in films, Books, And video games? It could really offend them. So I think we should try to stop depicting aliens the way we do.
RMTheSupreme

Con

If aliens exist they likely already know we make them and perhaps even are trying to help us understand them better through said movies by possessin the director or contacting them etc.

Care to explain how we 'owe them to stop making movies about them'?

We don't owe tham a thing and on top of that, Not all alien movies are about hostile or malignant aliens. In Star Trek and Star Wars, While all forms of alien are in some way corrupt (just like all human regimes in some way are) they are not all malignant and it shows in Star Trek that the alien species of Vulcan can side directly with humans against a more malicious alien group known as the Klingons.
Debate Round No. 1
colindebates

Pro

POSSESSING A DIRECTOR? J. J. Abrams is in contact with the aliens so he doesn't offend them in his movies. Wow. Also, I think that the way we portray aliens could also be slightly offensive to actual alien races. Another thing, Aliens are also intelligent life, So if they came here, We would owe them quite a lot for these reasons:
1. They managed to make it here from likely another solar system, Which makes them a lot smarter than us.
2. It would be fantastic to humans that there was other intelligent life, So we would likely try to make sure the aliens were comfortable.
Aliens could be quite easily offended, And become hostile. For example, In Mars Attacks, We see the entire world almost get wiped out because of a slight cultural misunderstanding. That's why we need to be careful of how we want aliens to see how we saw them.
RMTheSupreme

Con

"I think that the way we portray aliens could also be slightly offensive to actual alien races. "
It equally could be entirely accurate and even better than the truth which would either be neutral to them or please them immensely. When we operate in 'could be' every single argument you bring can be turned against you.

"Aliens are also intelligent life, So if they came here, We would owe them quite a lot for these reasons"
Why would we owe them to not make movies about aliens? Why would they not only deserve this but desmand this?

"They managed to make it here from likely another solar system, Which makes them a lot smarter than us. "
Not necessarily smarter at all, Perhaps they got luckier or whatever else and an even smarter race engineered the whole thing and is watching from afar experimenting how we wage war (or don't) with the invading species so on and so forth.

"It would be fantastic to humans that there was other intelligent life, So we would likely try to make sure the aliens were comfortable. "
This would imply we'd definitely want to keep making alien movies and make them better than we ever did before.

"Aliens could be quite easily offended, And become hostile. "
Movies can be based on true stories [https://theculturetrip. Com/north-america/usa/articles/the-15-best-movies-based-on-true-stories/] So. . . What's your point? We'd need to inform the people about the aliens and also (as I said) it can make the aliens less hostile if we make good movies about them.
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Posted by canis 3 months ago
canis
If they are us. That is what they would do.
Posted by colindebates 3 months ago
colindebates
An interesting idea, Canis! I believe if aliens are smarter than us, They also have some kind of entertainment like movies, And it's very possible they have speculated about us, Or, If you're into the UFO phenomenon, They might even know we already exist.
Posted by canis 3 months ago
canis
I would love to see a movie made by aliens about us. . Think it would be funny. . But it will newver happen. . If they are not us.
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