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Video warns aliens to avoid Earth

A new video portrays humanity in a negative light in an effort to warn extraterrestrials to avoid visiting Earth.

Why should extraterrestrials steer clear of Earth? Because, as the Huffington Post explains, “let’s face it, we’re pretty awful. Not only do we kill, maim, mock and annoy each other constantly . . . we also eat living things, and search relentlessly for new planets to conquer. We suck, basically.”

One of the reasons why extraterrestrials might want to avoid Earth. (Credit: Tom Scott/YouTube)
One of the reasons why extraterrestrials might want to avoid Earth. (Credit: Tom Scott/YouTube)

The video was created by Tom Scott in response to a post at the blog Bogleech.com that said:

It’s funny how science fiction universes so often treat humans as a boring, default everyman species or even the weakest and dumbest.

I want to see a sci fi universe where we’re actually considered one of the more hideous and terrifying species.

Although the video’s satirical presentation of humans is perfect for some lighthearted Friday entertainment, it raises some good points and it may also lead some to view humanity’s place in the universe differently. One can easily get caught up in pop culture’s depiction of hostile, vastly superior extraterrestrials. But with the potentially infinite forms of life in the universe, there are surely some that would benefit by leaving Earth off their travel plans.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. The reasoning behind aliens being vastly superior is that they could not arrive here on earth otherwise. they must be an older superior race in order to traverse the great distances or travel interdimensionally to arrive here. So of course we’d be at their mercy. I truly doubt any alien race able to arrive on earth needs to fear us…

  2. Well, if they were more intellectual, but their civilization was more peacefully driven than humanity. Then it would make sense that they would be more transversely superior than us, but lack the weaponry to take us on head to head. I’m basically just using this example to say there could be an infinite amount of scenarios.

    As far as the ‘need to avoid us’ goes, I believe that would be a wise decision.

    There is a movie where humanity basically plays the antagonist, Avatar lol.

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