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Friday, November 30, 2018

What on Earth is Panspermia?



Earlier this week I had a conversation with a UConn MBA student I called "Stats Guy."  During the discussion I was introduced the the term Panspermia.  Google defines this as "the theory that life on the earth originated from microorganisms or chemical precursors of life present in outer space and able to initiate life on reaching a suitable environment."  Oddly, the term came up again during my research this morning.  Twice in one week - I have to write about that.

The second mentioning of the term came up in an article about an Australian man who was accosted by two aliens.  The man, Peter, says that two beautiful but odd-looking females appeared on his bed one morning and may have sexually assaulted him.  One left behind a strand of hair which has been DNA tested and shown to have anomalies which could point to extra terrestrial origin.  I have not verified any of this information in any way but neither am I attempting to debunk it.  I will leave that to scientists.  My goal is to present the information for the public to draw their own conclusions.  More on this in future posts.

Was Homo Sapien Planted Here?


So what is Panspermia?  There is a lot of information to cover there.  It will take me several days to present my findings and my thoughts on them.  For today, I will say that the theory mostly states that there are building blocks of life floating around in space.  But some adherents to the concept touch on an idea which I have expressed to friends many times in the past.  How did we get here?

Was Homo Sapien Planted Here?
Evolution of Man

That is to say, how did Homo Sapien come to be?  Even with recent developments in the ability to trace our origins, scientists still debate how to explain the gap between modern humans and our Neanderthal predecessors.  Could there be an alien source?  In other words, was Homo Sapien planted here, either as a distinct alien species or as a hybrid of an alien species with Earth's existing humans?

The concept will sound far-fetched to some.  To me, it is fascinating and worthy of deep thought and research.  Stay tuned for more information.  In the meantime, I will treat my readers with one final artist's rendition of the UFO I saw.  Cam put the finishing touches on it, recently, and we are going to leave it as-is now.  Can you imagine being alone in the woods and this thing slowly creeps by you?


Marceau Ship
Marceau Ship


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Thursday, November 29, 2018

SpaceCams



Some scientists and many of us ordinary people want to prove the existence of aliens.  We sometimes capture still photos of UFOs or videos.  But these cameras are all Earth-based.  If we really want to prove the existence of aliens, we should be asking the following question:

Why are there so few cameras in space?


Should we not be filming everything that goes by our planet?  E-yah!

What do we have, for SpaceCams, out there?  Is there anything orbiting Earth other than street map direction services?

We have got this one which shows a live feed of Earth spinning:




It is pretty cool if you like watching clouds and water.  Thanks NASA!

Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do.

Then we have the live ISS feed complete with astronaut banter.

"We're out of TP." 
"Roger that."
"I thought you were sending some up on the last supply run."
"You never put it on the list.  How am I supposed to know we were out?  Over."



Fun stuff, going on there, up there on the ISS feed.  Looks like someone snapped a whole roll of photos and forgot to take the lens cap off.  That is a joke for the old people in the audience, over 40.

Darkness,
Imprisoning me,
All that I see...

I think I will stop back later when the sun comes out.  Or maybe I will watch paint dry.  I wonder if I left the iron on, this morning.  If centrifugal force pulls things outward, why don't we fly off the Earth?

Here is one that apparently is taken from the escape pod R2D2 and C3PO used to get off Leia's ship.  It's the Earth Live Cam 2.  Booyah!  More awful Spa music.  That reminds me, I am overdue for a massage.


Earth Live Cam
Earth Live Cam
Still a lot of clouds and water, in that shot.  Where are all the spaceships?

What do all three of these have in common?  They are all pointed down (if there is a down in space).  They are all basically selfies - or Earthies.  Great!  We spend billions of dollars on a space program and it is apparently used to make the world's longest selfie sticks.  Paris Hilton must be so proud.


Someone went through the trouble of making a list of all the cameras on the Space Station.  OK.  Which ones are pointed outwards?


MoonCam
Japanese MoonCam
We have this feed, from a Japanese moon mission, complete with awful Spa music.  What is is with the Spa music in space?  Could you imagine being on a quarter million mile road trip and your co-pilot only brought one cassette tape (another old person joke) and it was Spa music?  Let me out over here.

The MoonCam is not live.  But at least it is pointed away from Earth.  We are getting warmer.  That is a nice crater over there on the left.  Reminds me of Coney Island, except with less raw sewage washing up.  I was going to say Jones Beach but I do not think you can smell cologne in space.  Can you?

Why are there so few cameras in space?
Hubble Shot
The Hubble points outward.  We get some great shots from that.  But it is not live.  We only get to see the pics once a year.  It is like waiting for the next set of Pokemons to come out.  Why are you teasing us, NASA?  Show us the goods!

At the end of the day, though, it is a telescope not a Handicam.  So we are not going to get any good shots of the neighborhood around the planet.  Trying to film aliens with the Hubble would be like trying to shoot a football game one yard from the ball with the camera on full zoom.  You might see the ball but you could not really tell what is going on.

SpaceCams


So let us recap.  We have:
  • NASA Live
  • Live ISS Feed
  • Earth Live Cam 2
  • Japanese Moon Spa
  • Hubble Dots

In June of this year (2018) a couple astronauts went out for a walk around the Space Station to install a couple cameras.  Awesome!  Now we are getting somewhere.  They spent seven hours outside, installing two cameras on the outside of the Space Station.  Wait, what?  Seven hours to install two cameras?  I knew I should have taken a Union Job.  I am assuming there was a third astronaut on standby, to sweep up, afterwards.

Astronauts out for a walk
Astronauts out for a walk

At any rate, at least now we have some cameras in space, pointing at... hold on... I am receiving a transmission...  They are pointed at the Space Station?

Are you f$#@!ing kidding me!

More selfies?  How many egomaniacs do we have at NASA?  Just buy yourself another mirror and point the cameras outward!


Sheesh!  Even the visors on the helmets have mirrors on them so the astronauts can see themselves.  Get over yourselves, NASA, and show us some spaceships.

SpaceCams
A real SpaceCam

I am mostly joking, of course.  Mostly.  I appreciate what NASA does.  I just do not understand why they do some of the things they do.  Fortunately, it looks like things are heading in the right direction.  There is a company which specializes in making SpaceCams.  For only a few million bucks you can pick up one of these 3 megapixel bad boys (at right) and slap it on a satellite.  Or you can sign up for a 2 year cellular phone contract and get a 13 megapixel camera phone for free.


Facepalm Gif



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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Earth Show



Last week I wrote an article suggesting that to aliens we may be puppies in a box, or perhaps snakes in a box.  In either case, they would want us contained so we do not get out of the box.  Whether it is because we are too dumb or immature or because we are too dangerous, they would want us contained.  Would this be forever?  It may depend on how well we take to our training.

If we are more like the puppies, there is a chance we could be trained to stay in our yard, our solar system, and to walk nicely on a leash when we are allowed out into the rest of the galaxy.  I had a dog when I was a kid, who would never leave our yard unless we opened the car door.  You could not get him out of the car until you took him for a ride.  But let him out in the yard and he would not step one foot into the neighbors' yards.  I had another dog when I was in college who would wander around town visiting my friends, if she got out.  She would bark at their doors, they would let her in, she would sit on the couch and watch TV, maybe have a beer and some chips, and then move on to visit the next friend's house.  I swear I am not making this up.  I would get reports from all over town from people saying something like, "She came in and sat down and I thought you'd be right behind her.  But half an hour later I realized you weren't there."


Unscripted Life


There is a chance we can be contained.  But how?  And more importantly, why?  There could be another reason they would want us contained.  Maybe our ratings are too high.  I am reminded of the movie The Truman Show, where Jim Carrey plays a character who unknowingly grows up on a reality TV show.  The show is about him and everyone except him is an actor but he does not know it.  His entire world is a movie set contained in a dome.



Unscripted Life
Unscripted Life
Could this be our existence?  It would have to be a pretty big dome.  That is, if it was a physical structure.  It could be some kind of projection.  But we have telescopes which can see far beyond the edges of our solar system.  We have sent probes out to the edges of the system.  Would they not pierce the veil and expose the fraud?  Maybe.  If a containment system was built by a civilization which has had millions of years to design, build, and perfect such a system, there is a chance they have gotten that all figured out and have developed the technology to make it work.

One hundred years ago, most people would not have been able to comprehend the little things we do every day with Broadband, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, etc., via our smartphones.  We had no foundation to imagine these things - if we had, they would have been invented one hundred years ago.  Imagine working on developing technology for millions of years.  We cannot imagine it.  If we could, someone would build it and make a lot of money.

If this were the case, would all of humanity be the stars of a reality show?  It would be the longest running show in the history of the galaxy.  Beginning at the time of Homo Sapien's creation, people from across the galaxy have watched us grow up from cavemen to farmers to a post-industrial society.  They have watched our loves and losses, our wars and our triumphs.  Perhaps there are even product placements on our planet that we have never noticed.  Drink Stonehenge Beer!  Stonehenge, the beer of the Earthlings!


The Earth Show
The Earth Show
There are people who suffer from delusions that they are being watched on cameras all the time.  This is aptly named the Truman Show Delusion or TSD.  It is real medical diagnosis.  But what if these people are not crazy.  Or, what if they are crazy and they are also right.  It could be both.  Aliens could be watching our every movement right now.  A lot of books have been written about this over the years.  I am thinking I should read a few of them.  South Park even did an episode about the subject where a satellite dish has been inserted by aliens into Cartman's butt so that aliens can watch the people of Earth.  The hijinks ensue.

Zoo Hypothesis


This is all part of a broader concept called the Zoo Hypothesis.  I'll visit this more, over the coming weeks and months.  It may be the most plausible explanation for the Marceau Paradox - they don't want the show to end.

Truman Show Delusion
Truman Show Delusion


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Faster than the Speed of Light?



It is always interesting to speak with other high-minded people who are comfortable talking openly about UFOs.  There seems to be two basic camps of these people, one which comes from an adherence to the Scientific Method and one which comes from a belief in the Paranormal.  Me, I am from the former group; it is hard for me to buy into something simply on faith.  An idea has to be explainable, either with some scientific reasoning or a conclusion derived from a logical series of steps which can be verified and repeated.  However, both groups have their own insights and contributions to the conversation and I enjoy speaking with anyone who is interested in the topic.  I tune out when the conversation veers over to Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster, but alien abduction?  You have my attention.

Stats Guy


Last night I spoke with someone from the Scientific Method group.  Good guy.  We were connected through a dean at UConn.  A few weeks ago I reached out to my Stats professor (who is now a dean) to see if he wanted to collaborate on a small project.  I want to have someone use statistics to prove a point that I want to write about.  The dean suggested this would be good work for a current MBA student he knew.  It was.

I will not print the student's name, just yet, because I did not ask his permission to do so and it is 5:30 in the morning right now.  I will call him the Stats Guy, for now.  Stats Guy, it turns out, is an aerospace engineer - a rocket scientist.  Having formerly been a software engineer, I have a lot of really smart friends.  It is always a joy to speak with them because I find there is an extra overdrive gear in my brain that I rarely get to use.  It kicks in when I talk to some of my old Techie buddies.  I think this was the first time I ever had a conversation with a rocket scientist.  Same kind of thing.  Pretty cool stuff.

We must have spoken for close to an hour.  That is unusual (but in a good way), considering it was our first conversation.  A lot of it was about how high-speed space travel might work.  When I suggested that the ship I saw may have traveled faster than the speed of light because it shot off in a streak of light he gave me a really detailed layman's explanation of Relativity.  He said that based on our current understanding of science it is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light.

I countered with the question, what if there was a vessel that was capable of traveling at the speed of light and it was so long that it could contain another vessel which could travel at the speed of light.  Sounds impossible, based on our current understanding of science and on what is possible for humans to build within a reasonable amount of time, but what is a reasonable amount of time?  And what is impossible?  Thirty years ago someone would have laughed at you if you told them that some day, in our lifetimes, you would be able to carry a phone in your pocket, take pictures with it, and play video games on it.  Oh, and it will contain a more powerful computer than the fastest mainframe and have more memory than a warehouse full of storage devices.  Food for thought.

I gave Stats Guy a brief explanation of the Marceau Ship (below), pass the salt, and then moved on to other topics.  Here is an updated image of it, by the way.  My brother in-law Cameron did a fantastic job of capturing what I saw, just from my description of it.  The guy should be a police sketch artist.

Faster than the speed of light
The Marceau Ship a.k.a. The Gagetown UFO
The lights, up front, are still not quite right but it more or less captures what Mike (the other witness) and I saw.

Stats Guy had his own sighting.  He said it was just a light in the sky but it was moving erratically - he should know, he is an aerospace engineer.  I think that is what most UFOs are, some light(s) in the sky which do not move the way planes and helicopters should.  It is quite possible they are alien spaceships but you cannot say for sure if it is just a light.  So we call them UFOs.  Mine was definitely not UFO, it was an alien spaceship.  It looked just like the image above.

Stats Guy wondered why these ships might need lights.  I agreed that they probably would have some advanced form of Night Vision, Radar, X-Rays, or a technology we cannot even imagine.  Why would they need lights?  Maybe someone spilled coffee on the leather seats and they needed to turn on the dome light, I said.  The driver was like, "I just had those cleaned!"

We also talked about how these ships should have some type of cloaking device.  I told him about my friend's mom who saw a ship over New Jersey and how she could see through it but still see its outline.  So yeah, they've got that.

After telling Stats Guy what I wanted him to provide for me, he brought up a related concept called Panspermia, something I will have to add to my list of topics to explore here.  We concluded the conversation with a brief discussion of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is speaking in Hartford next week.  I would love to hear what he has to say but it does not work out, schedule-wise.

So I think Stats Guy is going to put some info together for me - should be good.  Stay tuned for more and please share this blog with others who are interested in Science or Space or who are just smart people who enjoy discussing ideas rather than people.



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Monday, November 26, 2018

Dolphin Contact



I spent the past couple weeks introducing other people's ideas on why aliens either are not visiting us, which is the Fermi Paradox, or why they are here but are hiding, the Marceau Paradox.  I will do more on that soon.  But first I have been eager to introduce my own suggestion, one which I have not read about elsewhere, at least not the way I am presenting it, and I cannot wait any longer.  My concept is called Dolphin Contact.

Dolphin Contact
Dolphin Contact
Dolphin Contact is where aliens are trying to reach out, they just have not figured out how.  I call it Dolphin Contact because alien visits remind me so much of humans visiting dolphins.  Here are but a few similarities:

  • Alien Ship Behavior
    • Alien ships mysteriously appear from nowhere, float around above us, and then shoot off at unbelievable speed, to unknown places.
    • To dolphins, human ships mysteriously come from nowhere, float around above them, and then shoot off at unbelievable speeds, to unknown places.
  • Alien Ship Types
    • Alien ships come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are tiny and highly maneuverable, some are of massive proportions which boggle the human mind.
    • Human ships come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are tiny and highly maneuverable speed boats, some cargo ships or air craft carriers are of massive proportions which would boggle the dolphin mind.
  • Alien Abductions
    • People have reported being taken aboard alien spaceships.  They are subjected to medical tests and procedures and then returned to their homes.  Sometimes the same people are revisited multiple times.
    • Humans sometimes capture a dolphin and run medical tests on it and then release it back to the wild.  It does not seem to be a common practice to place tracking devices in/on dolphins but I was able to find one story about a dolphin with a tracking device so it has happened.  This dolphin will be monitored and may be captured again in the future, for further study.  Others are not tracked with devices but scientists will spend time with the same pod and try to get to know them.
  • Alien Behavior
    • Aliens have not demonstrated much aggression towards humans, albeit some abductees have reported mistreatment.
    • For the most part, humans do not want to hurt dolphins.  We do not hunt and eat them.  We try to protect them.  Occasionally we may harm one but by and large do try not to.

Why Can't Aliens Communicate with Us?


could go on.  So what?  Here is where this all ties in to the Marceau Paradox.  Dolphins speak to each other.  At least we think they do.  We have not been able to figure out their strange clicking and chirping sounds.  Perhaps aliens are unable to figure out our strange clicking and chirping sounds.  This is not to say that aliens are not intelligent.  Humans are supposedly more intelligent than dolphins but we cannot figure out how to speak to them.  Even if we could, dolphins are silly and simplistic - try to sit one down and have a conversation with it.  Aliens who can get from there to here are likely more intelligent than us, or at the very least they know more than we do, but that does not mean they have the ability to communicate with us.  Even if they could, they may view it as trying to have a serious discussion with a dolphin.

Conversations with dolphins
Conversations with Dolphins
How could that be?  Humans all over the world have language and it is all pretty much the same, right?  We make up nouns to name the things around us, we make up adjectives to describe those things in more detail, we make up verbs to describe how we interact with things.  We have different words for all those nouns, adjectives, and verbs in every language and we put the words together differently, but at the end of the day we talk about interacting with things in our environment.


But there are indeed differences.  I am not a linguist but I have watched more than a few foreign films, over the years.  Some are translated so well that after a while you forget that you are reading subtitles.  The word choices are beautiful and poetic.  Other times, you wonder if the people translating even spoke English.  This is especially true of Martial Arts films.  You will see someone's lips moving for ten seconds but only see one or two words on the screen, or vice versa, there three words on the screen but the actor's lips move for ten seconds.  What are they even talking about?

Why can't aliens communicate with us?
Bad Translations
Most languages have some words which do not easily translate into other languages.  Most people know an Italian American who has said, "There's a word for it in Italian..."  Think of the movie Goodfellas.  In the scene after Billy Batts is killed and the guys are all sitting around the table eating with Tommy's mom, the mom tells a story about a man whose wife runs around on him.



At the end she laughs and says "In Italian is sounds much nicer."  Tommy throws in one Italian word which explains the whole thing, "cornuto" or content.  Jimmy asks what it means and Tommy explains, "He's content to be a jerk.  He doesn't care who knows it."  That's a lot of words to explain one word and still, if you look up cornuto it does not even scratch the surface about what the word means.

One dog goes one way and the other goes the other
One dog goes this way and the other goes the other
Perhaps a better example is all the Yiddish words which have made their way into the English language.  Sometimes there is no better way to express what you are thinking or feeling about something than to throw in a Yiddish word because one Yiddish word can replace dozens of English words.  In Yiddish, nothing is as it seems.  The words and phrases which have made it into the English vernacular or often idioms which require further interpretation.  A favorite is the expression, gai kaken oifen yam.  It literally means, "Go sh!t in the ocean."  But why would you tell someone to do that?  It really means, "beat it, scram, get out of here."


My grandfather used to use the shortened, gai kaken, which he translated as "Go to the bathroom and relieve yourself."  But that is not what he meant.  He was more or less trying to say, "You don't know what you're talking about."  Another way of saying that is, "You're full of sh!t."  Therefore, you should gai kaken.

It is these idiomatic expressions, euphemisms, and poor translations which likely make human communication difficult to decipher for aliens - that along with the strange sounds we make with our vocal chords which aliens may not be physically able to replicate.

So here we are, going about our lives in our environment, aliens flying around above us.  Someday they will crack the code and figure out how to broadcast a message to all of humanity.  Until then, it will be like trying to have conversations with dolphins.

I will write more on this concept in future articles.


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Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Thanksgiving Story about Aliens

[Fiction]

Updated at Stardate 72357.4




They are extractor-builders who live on a remote, oceanic planet in the Sol System. They do not use argent.  They resist contact with the outside world — and have been known to fire missiles at outsiders who approach their atmosphere.

Primitive Earth Dwellings
Primitive Earth Dwellings
They are the Earthlings, one of the last remaining groups to reject contact with the outside galaxy.
And they may have killed an Epurian traveler.
The man, described in local media as either an adventure tourist or a Biaviian missionary, was killed by tribesmen on Planet Earth, Sol police said Wednesday. As of this reporting, they were still trying to recover his body. A homicide case is pending.

Earth is Beautiful and Inviting but hostile to outsiders
Earth is Beautiful and Inviting but hostile to outsiders
Planet Earth is the third planet in Sol, a remote system located in Orion's Arm, about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the galaxy. The Sol government restricts tourist travel to some of the planets.
They are protected by Galactic Law. Uploading video of them is illegal.
Survival Galactic, which advocates for tribal groups' rights, urges outsiders to respect the wishes of the Earthlings to not be contacted. "If not, the entire tribe could be wiped out by diseases to which they have no immunity," it says.

Hostile Earth Tribesmen
Hostile Earth Tribesmen
An aerial photo of Earth, taken by the Sol Coast Guard before this incident, shows two tribesmen flying toward the camera in what appear to be small fighter ships.
The man reportedly set off in a dinghy five days ago. He was eager to make contact with these hostile Earth tribesmen and had visited the system five times in the past.
As soon as he entered the atmosphere, he faced a flurry of missiles.
His ship was reportedly spotted a day later.
This has happened before. In the 55200's, the Earthlings killed two Epurian travelers when their ship broke loose and mistakenly crash landed near Roswell, New Mexico.



The preceding story is obviously fiction.  However, it is based on a true news story I read this morning about a missionary who was the victim of a North Sentinel Island killing, according to NPR.  I copied and pasted the actual NPR story into this blog and changed the place names and a few other minor details.

The story is food for thought today, on American Thanksgiving, a day when we give thanks for the wondrous bounty we have in The United States and pay homage to the Native People who helped some of the first European settlers to survive in what was then a harsh, inhospitable environment.

There would be no Thanksgiving if the Wampanoag had shot at the Pilgrims, stepping foot on their shores.  Instead, we might be celebrating a quite different holiday - the mind runs wild with possibilities.

What if, like the Wampanoag, we put out the Welcome Mat for alien settlers?  Would they celebrate with us hundreds of years from now?  Given how things turned out for the Indians, I am thinking the aliens would be the only ones celebrating.  Perhaps they would even begin putting up protectionist barriers to further settlement by other aliens.   Earth First!

This post was not meant to bash anyone or anything.  I just saw some interesting parallels between the story of aliens from the US visiting North Sentinel and aliens from Outer Space visiting Earth and it seemed relevant to today's holiday celebrating aliens from Europe colonizing The New World.


A Thanksgiving Story about Aliens
A Thanksgiving Story about Aliens

Happy Alien Thanksgiving, everyone!  Be thankful for all you have.


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Snakes in a box



Following up from yesterday, suppose we are indeed just puppies in a box.  In other words, we are being observed by a far superior civilization which knows how to get from there (wherever that is) to here.  They likely could obliterate all life on our planet.  But they do not.  They want us alive.  Perhaps they even care about us.  Is "love" too strong a word?  Do aliens love us?

Do you love a puppy, the moment you pick it up?  It helps that the puppy wants to climb all over you and lick your face.


Do aliens love us?
Do aliens love us?
I doubt we would want to do the same with an alien.  So it may not be love at first sight for either party.  What about other pets?

Do you love a tarantula the moment you bring it home from the pet shop?  Maybe a bad example.  Giant hairy spiders are abominable.

Do you love a talking parrot, the moment you take it home from the animal smugglers?

How about an iguana or some other large lizard?  My nephew gave one of my sons a bearded dragon.  It stinks and it does not do anything - just sits there on a rock, sunning itself.  I do not get it.  But my son likes taking care of it so I tolerate the filthy thing.

Do our alien overlords think of us as big pains in the butt?  Is there a Dad Alien who says to his son, "Fine, you can keep the Earthlings, but I'm NOT cleaning the planet."  Maybe he adds, "And you're going to start doing some chores, around the galaxy, to earn the money to pay their vet bills."

Are Humans an Invasive Species?
Don't pick me up
The thing about most lizards, though, is they are pretty innocuous.  A bearded dragon will not bite your finger off.  Even if it were to nip at you, its venom is not deadly to humans, though it is poisonous.

Humans are potentially deadly to aliens.  Pick me up and I may just punch or kick you.  I may bite you.  I may have a knife and cut you.  I may have a gun and shoot you.  I may smack you with my giant bone, a la Luke Skywalker to the Rancor.  I do not like to be picked up.


Are Humans an Invasive Species?


Maybe we are more like the tarantulas, after all.  Or snakes.  Earth is like a box of snakes.  We are OK, as long as we stay in the Planet Earth box.  Once we get out, we will crawl into the air ducts and infest other areas of the solar system.  We will find our way outside and populate other areas of the galaxy.  We will be considered an invasive species which disturbs the gentle balance of the interstellar ecosystem.


Are Humans an Invasive Species?
Invasive Burmese Pythons
Burmese Pythons were once thought to be harmless pets, by snake-lovers in Florida.  After Hurricane Andrew (and some irresponsible owners) liberated some of these beasts in the early 1990's, the pythons quickly established themselves in the hot, swampy Everglades and began devouring everything they could fit in their mouths.  It's now estimated there may be hundreds of thousands of Burmese Pythons in Florida.

We humans could do the same if we get out of our planet.  For now, we are contained not just by gravity but by our inability to create rockets capable of getting from here to there.  Once we develop the technology to travel at the speed of light, like alien aircraft surely can, then we pose the risk of becoming an invasive species.  We only need one hot, swampy planet to begin propagating and within 100 years (the blink of an eye, geologically) we will have produced thousands of us, devouring everything we can fit in our mouths, and worse, burning everything we can touch a match to.

Aliens do not want to make contact


It is likely that this is why UFOs are often seen but aliens do not want to make contact.  We are cute or interesting to watch, from outside our Terra-rium but they do not want us to learn their ways and then get out and become an invasive species.

Aliens do not want to make contact
Aliens do not want to make contact
What do you think?  Does this sound plausible or is it the wackiest thing you have ever heard of?  Post your comments below.


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