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So What Would YOU Say to ET?

March 13, 2010

A new article from ‘The Telegraph‘ asks: What would YOU say to ET? Which begs the question of MACBOTS, what message would you want to send out into the cosmos for our distant alien cousins to receive?

Here are a few interesting results from the article:

“Keep away from this planet,” agreed Pamela from Sicily. “Mankind is only intent on depleting, abusing and destroying [it]. They will do the same to yours should they find it. Mankind is the worst virus in the universe. You have been warned.”

“There are billions of us, yet we feel utterly alone,” lamented Stacey from Calgary. “We strive to find the meaning in our lonely lives, and maybe you can help us. Call soon.”

FULL REPORT continued at above link.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2010 9:41 am

    Wow, that article in full painted rather a bleak picture of our self-image as a species, full of despair and disgust at ourselves. Humanity is a virus. We trash what is beautiful. Come teach us not to suck so hard. We’re nice but our elected representatives are jerks. Really, people?

    It’s deeply embedded in our culture, I know, this idea that we are bad, a mistake, even more deeply than the contradictory idea that we represent the pinnacle of creation and are our planet’s aim and greatest achievement. I suspect that neither are true.

    We still are larvae, just beginning to get inklings that maybe the period of gorging ourselves might be over and the time to spin a chrysalis within which to transform is come. Why focus on the failings of the caterpillar when the form and style of the final instar is yet unknown and may yet prove to be wonderful? And as I try to demonstrate all the time, even that infantile, hungry form has its beauties and its contributions to make.

    And why, too, do we always assume that an extra-solar species is going to be our superior? Mightn’t they, too, be blundering and lonely in the dark, hoping to make contact with someone else they imagine might know all the answers?

    The proper message to send, I think, is, “Hello. You are not alone. And we hope we are not, either.”

  2. March 19, 2010 6:15 am

    Great Blog,

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