Reply to post: Re: "We don't have any tech that aliens want"

Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

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Re: "We don't have any tech that aliens want"

Vegetarians would still develop weapons, because at some point they'd compete with other vegetarians for limited plant resources e.g. during drought. Humans might have originally developed weapons to kill and eat animals that run away, but we wouldn't have needed to advance beyond much beyond spears if that was the only reason. We certainly wouldn't have tanks and nukes.

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