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Conquered Before They Could Conquer

First DraftConquered Before They Could Conquer
"No one would have believed that in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own"(3).These are the opening words of H.G. Wells in his classic science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds.In his book, the men from mars carefully watch earth so that they have a better understanding of human's and their means of technology.The Martians attack earth and use their superior technology and intelligence to take it over.The only problem is they have not explored every aspect of the earth and its nature.The Martians invincibility is due to their careful scrutiny of man over time but their demise is due to their lack of attention to the actual planet.
The Martians watch the humans closely as if they are being dissected under a microscope.They carefully scrutinize and study man to find out his flaws and weaknesses.For years before the actual invasion, the Martians carefully monitor the planet earth, paying close attention to the technological advancements and other intelligence humans possess."That as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water"(3).Humans on earth never have a clue that they are being watched or studied."Even as they luxuriate in a mental inertia of'all's well,' keener intelligences from Mars covet the earth and lay plans to conquer it"(44).All of mankind simply goes about their everyday believing that they are not only the superior beings of the galaxy but also the only beings.Man's ignorance of there being life on Mars and lack of advanced technology to discover it plays right into the hands of the Marti…


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