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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:23 PM
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49. your analogy of the Aztecs meeting the Spaniards is inadequate
Assuming some intelligent creature remotely comparable to life as we know it on Earth is able to visit our planet from some distant point in space, it's more like some hikers visiting some particular ant-hill somewhere in the Mojave desert (wherein we are the ants, if you see what I mean). The Aztecs didn't have much in the way of seafaring technology, but I'm sure they at least understood that things float on water. If anything can travel vast distances through space in any useful amount of time, we don't have even a vague notion of how that would work.
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