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Hypothetical situation:

Aliens visit earth, and ask you to show them one human accomplishment that displays our intelligence to the fullest extent, in order to allow us to enter the galactic alliance.

What do you think they would be most impressed with? Our weapons of war? A complicated piece of music? Humanitarian efforts?

In other words, what is the greatest feat of intelligence humanity has achieved?

EDIT: Everyone keeps saying that our feats would be nothing compared to theirs, which although true, is not the point of the question. The question is our greatest feat of intelligence, regardless of whether or not they would be impressed with it. Think of it this way: If I see a baby learning to talk or walk, I am impressed with it, regardless of the fact that I can do those things a thousand times better than it can.
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#3
I'd show them Disney land...Who could deny it's awesomeness?

Or the great pyramids.
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I'd show them my.... you know. No one isn't impressed by that thing.
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back on topic. We don't really have anything THAT great. They'd probably just wipe us out.
#11
Before answering their question, I would ask the aliens what their greatest accomplishment has been so far.
#12
They have to ability to travel to distant planets, so I'm sure they wouldn't be impressed by anything on Earth.


Except the ability to love.
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#13
Actually, i'd probably just play Pet Sounds, and if they didn't like it, they can f*ck off.
#14
Bah. In this hypothetical situation, I think we all know the aliens would already know and just are wondering what our pick is.

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I'd show them Disney land...Who could deny it's awesomeness?

Or the great pyramids.

Heh, I just got back from Disneyland last night, and I have to say, it is very awesome.
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they wouldn't be impressed with anything we've made

just our ability to love

This.

If they managed to come to earth without us having known about them before, their technology must be (significantly) more advanced than our own, as it permits intergalactic travel.
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I'd show them Disney land...Who could deny it's awesomeness?

Or the great pyramids.


Aparently they helped make the pyramids.
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Aliens visit the United States all the time...

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The underlying question is what our greatest feat of intelligence is, not whether or not it stacks up to theirs.
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#20
I show them zombie Hendrickx ..

no seriously =O

but i bet they will just kill us all anyway
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Or the great pyramids.

That's when we discover that they helped us with those back then.
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#25
Nothing,

If they had managed to visit us before we visited them then they are far more advanced than us and would find all our accomplishments to be outdated
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#27
We'd show them the Nuclear bomb, then make them go BOOM! HA, that's what you get for not being a Human, bitch!

The sad thing is, that would probably be how we would react to the aliens.
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Nothing,

If they had managed to visit us before we visited them then they are far more advanced than us and would find all our accomplishments to be outdated


Well what about shakespeare? In centuries we haven't come close. old != worse
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The aliens were worshiped as gods. It indeed was their idea, but they didn't help us build sh*t; the pyramids were built by humans through backbreaking labor.

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I think you'll find that the Goa'uld built the pyramids as landing sites for their spaceships.
#34
to be honest talking to aliens would be probably our biggest achievement - it would take teams of linguists years to work out how to communicate properly - that's assuming they communicated through sound in the 20-20000Hz range, which is pretty unlikely. they may talk with flashing lights or some crazy shiz like that.

it would also probably unite the humans as we would suddenly have something more different than other humans to try and kill
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#35
Nothing would be impressive if they had they technology to get here.
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#36
Our cheap ass hookers.
I doubt aliens have hookers as cheap as ours.

Ok but on a serious note, our love. Or whatever it was that made them change their mind on the new war of the worlds.
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#37
The wheel.

It was created by pre-historic man, and it is still in use today. I think it is qualified to be our greatest achievement due to it's longevity.
#38
Hmmm, maybe the internet?

Maybe a really good book like cloud atlas or a really good peice of music?
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Hmmm, maybe the internet?

Maybe a really good book like cloud atlas or a really good peice of music?

No to the internet.
The first thing they'd see would be either goatse or 2girls1cup, and they'd f*ck our sh*t right up to cleanse the taint from the universe.
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