Originally Posted by BlueAngel
Reading comprehension is my thing and I've proven myself to be an expert at it.
Obviously not, since you completely misunderstood my argument above, but I sometimes do the same if I read to fast as well. I just dont do it so often.
My point was very simple. When cultures collide, the one that has the technological edge will nearly always exploit the situation. So, if aliens were able to travel between stars to get here, obviously they would have this edge. So, I find any "We come in peace" first contact scenario highly unlikely.