This is sort of meant to be a fun post to sort of speculate in a logical way, about aliens, their motives or other things about them. Not about any "real evidence" or what supposed to be true about them. Just some good old imagination.I hope this doesn't detract too much from the serious discussion on pseudo science. OK we'll we want to do logic (sort of) so we'll have to make some assumptions. One good one might be that aliens do actually follow some sort of logic, (at least in the same way us humans do). That's not to say that they are entirely logical beings with only logical motives but that they at least use some sort of critical thinking to make decisions. We'll also assume that we can at least in part understand their logic. It's usually bad to assume you'll never understand something. Treat this like saying if we knew what they knew we'd do the same thing. Lastly we'll assume that these aliens are the ones that are similar to the popularized ones. Fly in saucers and visit earth. That sort of stuff. OK so now what could we possibly say about the motives of these aliens. Let's tack on an additional assumption, that these aliens live in an advanced but completely individualistic society that has no concept of a government. Could that be why they don't drop down and say "Take us to your leader.". How long would it take for them to understand the concepts of our society? Any thoughts? Another question why don't they obviously reveal themselves or share with us their great knowledge. (It must be great because they can travel from distant stars to see us.) Perhaps there is something they know that we must find out on our own. That of course begs the question then , "Why even bother to go looking for aliens if they're not going to help us until we're 'ready'?". Wouldn't it be wiser to try to keep going as we are until we figure out whatever that is? There is of course hundreds of other explanations for the motives attributed to these aliens. Try not to turn this into the proof aliens exist thread or the excuses for aliens. I am interested in hear your own thoughts on possible alien motives or even perhaps ideas on the possible types of aliens that hypothetically could exist (beyond popularized ones), and what kind of worlds they may have come from (evolved on). Example: Could silicon based life form in white dwarf stars.