The_Decryptor, on 25 October 2011 - 07:32, said:
I don't see any logical reasons why any alien species would be hostile […]
Looking at human history in general a more advanced civilization meeting a less advanced one never turned out positive for the lesser. Why would an alien civilization be any different?
I totally agree it's nonsense that they'll ever come for our water or inorganic resources since those are plentiful throughout the solar system. However, I do believe there are tons of reasons why first contact won't turn out great for us apart from the bogus reasoning most sci-fi stories come up with. Breakdown in communications, misconceptions, believes, colonization, power expansion etc. Fact is we don't really know how common habitable planets are.