Thursday, February 23, 2006

Aliens? Could they? How could they not?

I've been thinking about abductions. Not child abductions, obviously, but alien ones. The classic abduction from bed, probing and prodding, then a return, only to be thought crazy.

Do aliens exist? I'd say they have to. No way around it.

How? Sheer probability, folks. Thinking logically, what are the odds that life would evolve on Earth, but nowhere else in the cosmos? What are the odds that this tiny blue dot, orbiting an unimportant star in a backwater galaxy, is all there is? It seems awfully Terran-centric, to coin a phrase.

Would they come to Earth? Why not? The great conquerors of Europe couldn't restrain themselves from coming West, across the sea. The human race couldn't stop itself from reaching for the skies, so why would an alien society be any different?

Of course, I know what you're thinking. Roswell. 1947, New Mexico, a craft crashes in the desert, and "bodies" are seen to be removed. Supposedly, those were aliens, and the government has been covering it up for 58 years.

Not a chance. The government couldn't keep Clinton receiving oral a secret, they couldn't hide Kennedy's bad back, or Grover Cleveland's throat cancer, so how would they hide this?

They're out there, folks. Somewhere. When they come here, you'll know it. I'm certain of that.


Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

But if their purpose is to serve man, we shouldn't trust them. ;-)

Seriously, I agree. I have full faith that there is sentient life elsewhere, whether it is in a form we would recognize or not. The idea that life would only evolve here is the last acceptable form of believing that the earth is the center of the universe. "Okay, we have to admit that we rotate the sun in an elliptical orbit, but at least there's no life anywhere else!" Ridiculous.

Of course, if I wanted to increase the general paranoia, I could remark that maybe the government lets those little People magazine style details out and makes it seem like an accident, just so we won't notice the really big stuff... ;-)

2/23/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Bougie Black Boy said...

I think that if someone doesn't believe in another lifeform on another planet (or even this planet, for that case), is just arrogant. How arrogant we humans are to think that we are exclusive, and irreplaceable.

2/23/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger naive-no-more said...

Well, just as long as you don't start playing with your mashed potatoes. Or are you too young to remember that movie?

2/24/2006 10:41 AM  
Blogger Aithne said...

Aliens! They're everywhere man. I know they are. How else can you explain people actually liking brussle sprouts?

2/25/2006 1:43 AM  
Blogger martie said...

Not only are they everywhere, I am positive that I raised at least one of them years ago posing as my children!!

2/25/2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

*raises hand sheepishly*

I actually like brussel sprouts. And broccoli, too.

*goes to hide in corner*

2/25/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

Broccoli I can give you... Brussels, though? :-p

2/26/2006 11:02 AM  
Anonymous naneth said...

Do not hide, Bainwen, be proud of your love of brussel sprouts! Be not ashamed. Your brother loves them too, as do I! Alien blood in our veins? I wouldn't doubt it. I'd be happy to find out about it, actually. Perhaps we could delve deeper still into our family tree. I guess liking brussel sprouts pretty much proves it.

And I totally agree with Stephen. It would be pompous and absurd to think we are the only ones.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind. God, I LOVE that movie!

2/27/2006 10:52 PM  

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