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Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!



Today is New Year's Eve.  That means it is time to think about aliens.  What do they think of our funny little holiday?

Do Aliens Celebrate New Year's Eve?


A lot of planets have been discovered by Earth Scientists over the past couple decades, which could host life, as we know it.  They tend to be named by scientific designations like Proxima Centauri b or Kepler 186f.  We do not know for sure if any of these in particular actually contain bipedal creatures capable of building cities and spaceships.  But we do know, with 100% assurance that indeed, there is life out there, somewhere.  So for the sake of today's journey into the minds of our alien visitors, let us make up a few sample planets (typical of those which may harbor life) and think about what it might be like there.

There is life out there
There is Life Out There
Say two neighboring solar systems have identical suns, both of which were created a billion years before our Sun.  Both have Earth-like planets, similar in size and mass to our own.  But in the first solar system, a year on planet ShortYear is half as long as an Earth year (EY).  In other words, it only takes 182-ish Earth days (ED) to go around their sun.  In the second solar system, a year on planet LongYear is twice as long as an Earth year or 730.5 ED.  If you moved to one of those planets, and lived to be 85 EY, on planet ShortYear you would live to be 170 and on LongYear you would only make it to 42.5 - same number of Earth days and years, just dispersed differently.  On either planet, would people feel the need to commemorate the passing of a year?

On Earth we do not celebrate six month increments, nor do we celebrate bi-annuals.  We do not celebrate weeks or months.  A year is special because we have made a full revolution around the sun.  But if it were shorter or longer than 365 ED, would we still be inclined to celebrate it?  What if, the same two neighboring solar systems each had another Earth-like planet?  In the first solar system, not only was a year on planet ShortShort half as long as an Earth Year but also a day on ShortShort was half as long.  There, an 85 year old on Earth would be 340 years old.  Over in the other solar system, planet LongLong has a 48 hour day and takes 730 days to get around the sun.  There, you would only live to about 21 - again, it is still the same number of Earth days and years, just dispersed differently.  Would we celebrate trips around the sun then?  And at what intervals?

How Long do Aliens Live


Hold on to your space helmets, Earthlings, because here is where it gets mind-boggling (I am assuming the reader has kept up, so far.)  Say that, since both solar systems are a billion years older than ours, people out there have evolved (whether through Natural Selection, good diets and exercise, or bio-engineering) to live ten times longer than humans do.
Do Aliens Celebrate New Year's Eve?
An alien (really a native of those planets but we will stick with the association of the terms) on those planets would live to be 850 EY.  On ShortYear they would live to be 1700 and on LongYear they would live to be 425.  On ShortShort they would live to be 3400 and on LongLong they would be 212.  If you lived to be 3400 years old (in ShortShort years) would you celebrate every trip around the sun?

It is fun to ponder.  Perhaps, if days and years were shorter and we lived longer we would place more emphasis on decades or even centuries.  Maybe each decade would have a name, just like months have names but weeks and years on Earth do not.

My conclusion is that no matter how long the days and years on a planet are and no matter how long you live, a trip around the sun is something special.  Aliens from other planets would indeed celebrate New Year's.

I will paste my math below.  Happy New Year!

Time Perception



Planet Life-Earth Life-Local Day Earth Year Earth
Earth 85.00 85.00 24.00 365.25
ShortYear 85.00 170.00 24.00 182.63
LongYear 85.00 42.50 24.00 730.50
ShortDay 85.00 170.00 12.00 365.25
LongDay 85.00 42.50 48.00 365.25
ShortShort 85.00 340.00 12.00 182.63
LongLong 85.00 21.25 48.00 730.50
ShortYear 42.50 340.00 24.00 182.63
LongYear 42.50 85.00 24.00 730.50
ShortDay 42.50 340.00 12.00 365.25
LongDay 42.50 85.00 48.00 365.25
ShortShort 42.50 680.00 12.00 182.63
LongLong 42.50 42.50 48.00 730.50
ShortYear 850.00 1700.00 24.00 182.63
LongYear 850.00 425.00 24.00 730.50
ShortDay 850.00 1700.00 12.00 365.25
LongDay 850.00 425.00 48.00 365.25
ShortShort 850.00 3400.00 12.00 182.63
LongLong 850.00 212.50 48.00 730.50



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Friday, December 28, 2018

Intergalactic Messengers



Aliens are out there.  Their ships fly to our planet.  They check us out but they do not make contact.  Why are they hiding?  This is what I have termed The Marceau Paradox.  It is a next-conclusion from the Fermi Paradox (Where are they?).  I wrote quite a bit about this in mid-November 2018.  There is so much more to say about it.

The Oblivious Years


Scientists at The SETI Institute have been trying to find some signs, any signs, of life out there.  If someone is carelessly broadcasting TV and Radio signals in every direction, like we are, surely we should pick up those signals.  It is like we are playing a game of hide and seek, shouting to the Universe, "Hey everybody!  We're here!  Come find us!"  If any other civilization is foolish enough to do the same, we should intercept their signals.  Hmm... maybe others have learned not to do this because they ended up attracting the wrong kind of attention.  There are bullies on other planets who will make you regret calling out to them.  So why, after over 100 years, are we still doing this?

The Oblivious Years

People on other planets have obviously learned to not broadcast entertainment via radio waves.  Like us, they likely did this for a certain period of time, the Oblivious Years, which may have spanned about 100 of our years.  It is likely that, on other planets, as soon as alien visitors show up, people stop broadcasting their TV and Radio shows into space, for all to receive.  It is truly mind-boggling that we are still doing this.

What about point-to-point directed radio transmissions?  What about microwaves beams?  Should we not be able to pick up those transmissions?  Perhaps if they were directed straight at our planet.  Otherwise it would be difficult to grab a hold of someone else's signals with our current technology.  But the reverse could be true.  We do not know.  

Intergalactic Messengers

Our direct radio transmissions could be intercepted by advanced alien technology.  Sound impossible?  Think about secure financial transactions on the Internet.  The signals I send from my computer to my bank's servers are intended to be point-to-point.  But hackers can intercept these signals, over the Internet, and interpret them, stealing my personal information and my money.  This is why software engineers have created encryption.  Someday the encryption will be hacked and then the engineers will have to come up with a new scheme.  This will go on ad infinitum until we have a new way of banking.  It is likely that this cat and mouse game has already played out with radio transmissions by other civilizations, millions of years ago, and now they do not even bother with radio.

How do Aliens Communicate


When alien spaceships, like the spaceship I saw, fly over to observe us, how do they report their findings back to their home planets?  I think they do it the same way we would, if we wanted to get an important document across town, safely.  We would use a courier, like a bike messenger.  In this case the spaceship itself is the messenger.
How do Aliens Communicate?
If a spaceship can get from there to here, it can travel at (or faster than) the speed of light.  Therefore, there is no need to use radio or any other means of transmitted communication when the vessel itself is a communicator.  Relativists will need to sidestep the "faster than" part of this, for now, and just roll with the overall premise.  This could explain why there are so many sightings of weird lights in the sky, along with strange objects, but not many sightings of little green men or Greys.  Their ships are being used to physically transmit information about us back and forth to their home planets.

And yet, people have indeed reported seeing aliens.  Some even report being abducted and having medical experiments performed on them.  The stories are all basically the same.  How could all these people be making these stories up, independently of each other?  More on this in a future post.



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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Getting nothing but status



What day is it?  It is that week between Christmas and New Year's when everyone is home and every day feels the same.  I actually have a lot of work to do so today's post will just be a quick update on everything related to this blog and the upcoming podcast.  But I have to share that the feeling of this week reminds me of every time travel movie where the leading character speaks with the first person he encounters and says something like, "What's the date!!!  No!  The year!  What's the year!!!"


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I have the week off from teaching.  I teach business and writing at an area college.  But I do not have the week off from all my other jobs.  I run a business and have a phone meeting to attend, shortly.  I am writing a pilot for a TV show and my writing partner arrives in three hours.  And I have this blog / podcast which is quickly becoming more than a hobby at this point.

It is time to finally get the podcast going.  I have enough recorded content, I just need to produce it.  If any readers have ideas on good editing software, I am all ears.  One interview was recorded on video so I will need a tool which will convert it to audio.  I expect to get rolling with that this afternoon so that I can put up the first podcast tomorrow (Friday) morning.  Stay tuned...

I spent the past few hours getting the podcast hosting site www.davidmarceau.com in order.  It is still not looking the way I want it to but it's much better than it was yesterday.  I would like to find a host which will allow me to embed that site, along with this blog, and a shopping cart, but I have not found it yet.  Again, I'm open to suggestions.  Post your comments below or on The Official David Marceau Facebook Page.

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Regarding this blog, I am overjoyed with the response people have had to it.  In only three month's time the site has had over 2200 page views.  It is encouraging.  Thank you for reading and please continue to check the blog and social media, daily for updates.

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What is interesting about these stats is where people are hitting the site from.  Obviously, most of my readers are from the US but there have been quite a few hits from Germany.  Hallo Deutschland!  Vielen Dank, dass Sie meinem Blog gefolgt sind.  (I speak a little German but not that well - thanks Google Translator.)  I am interested to know if the German readers are American armed service members or German citizens.  Give me a shout and let me know.

The Ukraine hits surprise me, as do the other non-English-speaking countries.  Nice to know that the blog is making it around the world.  Please share it with your friends!

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I wonder where the "Unknown Region" is.  Aliens?  LOL

I will close out today's post by offering my readers the opportunity to suggest a topic.  It is not for a lack of ideas, I currently have a list of 59 topics I can write about, for this blog.  Should keep me busy for a couple months, at least.  I just thought I would put it out there.  If there is something you want me to write about or a question you would like me to answer, you may post it below, or on the Facebook page, or you can email it to me through the Contact form.




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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Do aliens celebrate Christmas?



I hope all who celebrate had a Merry Christmas and those who do not celebrate enjoyed their Chinese food.  When most people think of Christmas they probably think about decorating the tree, giving and receiving gifts, time spent with family.  Some people may even think of the birth of Jesus, which is of course how the holiday originated.  Me, I think about aliens.

Do Aliens Celebrate Christmas?


To most this question sounds silly.  Of course they do not.  Others, devout Christians, are going to have a tough time with that one - is Jesus not universal?  Let us break it down.

Are you still a believer?

Note, this essay is not an attempt to prove Jesus is or is not a god - only to explore concepts like perhaps people on other planets have never heard of The Guy and therefore would never celebrate his birthday.

Under that premise, we can start by looking at ourselves.  Until Europeans conquered North America, no one in the Western Hemisphere had ever heard the name Jesus Christ.  People here in The Americas worshiped other gods.  Some worshiped animals and trees.  Others worshiped no deity at all.  If even here on Earth, where The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost is believed by many to be The Creator of everything, half of the planet never worshiped Jesus until about the past 300-400 years, why would it make sense that people on other planets would worship Jesus?  As far as I know The Church is not sending missionaries to Proxima b.  So without that advertising, it is hard to believe that aliens have heard of Jesus, let alone worship him.  We do not even have any confirmation that they got the Chuck Berry records we sent.

What does The Church think of this heresy?  The current Pope believes it is possible that aliens exist - at least he will not rule it out.  On this topic, Pope Francis says, “until America was discovered we thought it didn't exist, and instead it existed.”  He goes on to say, “in every case I think that we should stick to what the scientists tell us.”  Wow!  I knew I liked this guy.  I doubt I will be getting any calls to appear before The Inquisition.  The Pope also reaffirms his belief that God is The Creator, in the same article, but it seems The Church and Science have come a long way since the days of Copernicus and Galileo.

Gift Giving is Universal


Still, the question remains, do aliens celebrate Christmas?  In order to answer that question, two additional questions must be answered.  First, does Jesus have other forms which he may have taken on other planets?  If so, was he born the same year out there as he was here?  I will leave those questions to religious theologians to debate.  The bigger question I have is, if we leave out the birth of a deity part of the holiday, do aliens have one day of the year where everyone gives and receives gifts?

Again, I have to look at ourselves first.  Here on Earth, it is not just Christians who give each other gifts at Christmastime.  The most obvious second-fiddle to Christmas gift-giving is the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.  Instead of one day of presents, Hanukkah has Eight Crazy Nights.  The origins of the holiday have nothing to do with the birth of a messiah or anything really religious at all.  It was originally about survival in the aftermath of a war (more or less).  The modern practice of giving gifts mirrors the evolution of the Christian practice of giving gifts at Christmas.  This answer to Christmas envy for Jews really took off after the Holocaust when psychologists and rabbis promoted the idea of giving gifts at Hanukkah as a way for Jewish kids to feel more proud of being Jewish rather than sad about missing out on Christmas.

People of other faiths also may exchange gifts or give to charities during this time of year.  It is hard not to participate in some way when you live in a Western, predominantly Christian country.  Even in countries with few Christians, like Japan, Christmas has been adopted as a fun way to get together with family and give gifts.  Of course, as with all adopted Western concepts, the Japanese have their own spin on Christmas.

Gift Giving is Universal
Gift Giving is Universal
And so did we Westerners.  There is much debate about the actual date of Christ's birth but the date which is observed is the same date as the Winter Solstice in Rome, where Christmas was first observed in the fourth century.  Romans already had a holiday on that date, celebrating the birth of the Sun with the holiday Saturnalia, which they themselves stole from the Greeks.

The Christmas Tree was added to the holiday within the past four hundred years, only gaining acceptance here in the US within the past 150 years - prior to that it was considered a Pagan practice to "worship" a tree.

What pre-dated Saturnalia?  What will come after Christmas?  The Gift-giving Holidays on Earth evolved over the course of thousands of years.  There is no reason to believe that this practice will not live on, in some form, for thousands more.  How about millions?  If human civilization were a million years old, would we still be celebrating Christmas?

Do aliens celebrate Christmas?

Giving and receiving gifts is fun and fulfilling.  It is in our blood.  My youngest son used to split his cookies with me when he was one year old.  I did not teach him that, at least not intentionally.  Why would it not be the same for other species?  Cats bring their owners dead mice.  No one taught them that.

It stands to reason that aliens may indeed enjoy giving and receiving gifts.  Do aliens celebrate Christmas?  If they have been around long enough to figure out how to get from there to here they surely have had time to come up with a holiday where everyone can exchange gifts and rejoice in the love of their fellow alien.  So in a way, yes Virginia, aliens do celebrate Christmas.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

The Alien Commute



Today I am still thinking about aliens (because every day I think about aliens) specifically their daily commutes.  If you read my last article on Wednesday of this week about Alien Business Trips you will notice the article was inspired by a trip I had to take, myself.  It was a five hour drive, each way.

It took so much out of me I was not able to get up in time to write yesterday.  It happens.  I wondered if aliens feel like this when they get home.  Like, man, I just traveled 90 light years - I'm beat!  Honey, pour me a Scotch.

The Alien Commute

We can dig into this subject more, another time.  For today I want to take things in a slightly different direction and talk more about the daily commute.  Is it too much of a stretch of the imagination that aliens have jobs they have to go to every day?

I suppose if you were one of the first species to evolve into intelligent beings, and it happened say a billion years ago, it is possible that by now you have reached the point in time where no one has to work anymore.  Everything is built by robots with AI and all you have to do is think about a glass of orange juice and it ends up in your mouth.  That is a subject for another article.  For now, we will assume that people on other planets have jobs.

How do Aliens get to Work?


Let us first think about how we get to work.  Most people get in their car or hop on public transportation and go to a place of employment.  Usually that is going to be an office building or an industrial building, maybe a mall or other retail location.  This requires roads and public transportation infrastructure.

How do aliens get to work?
Art by Dexter Morrill
Given that public transportation is the most efficient means of transporting large numbers of people from place to place, I would have to imagine that aliens also rely on public transportation.  I am going to take buses out of this equation because the bus is the lowest form of transportation.  It is the Applebee's of commuting methods.  Plus, I think aliens have evolved past using the wheel.  Wheels are awesome when you are a caveman.  If your society has mastered interstellar travel, not so much.  I have no doubt that aliens did away with the bus hundreds of millions of years ago.  That was probably the first thing to go after clothing (ever seen an alien in a track suit?).

Assuming the wheel was done away with and cars can fly, would there be any need for roads, anymore?  Why do we have roads in the first place?  I often think about Colonial America.  When European settlers first arrived, there were only foot paths through the woods from one Indian village to another.  When it became necessary to drive horse-drawn wagons down these trails, people widened them.  This is how US 1, the Boston Post Road, was built.  Other times, a general wanted to move an army from one place to another and needed a fast and easy way to do it.  This was one of George Washington's biggest accomplishments, prior to the American Revolution.  He led the effort to cut a road through the woods of Pennsylvania, so the British could attack the French at Pittsburgh.  Ultimately, this is also what led to the Interstate Highway System when Dwight Eisenhower realized it was not possible to quickly move US troops from one side of the country to another, in the event of an attack on US soil or to evacuate cities in the event of a nuclear attack.

The Alien Commute


Today, roads are everywhere.  Our cities are built so that people and goods can be transported through them on roads.  This is all because we are dependent on moving people and things on wheels.  If we no longer used the wheel, would we still need roads?

I can imagine a place in the Universe where roads once existed and then became obsolete.  Everyone and everything there is now transported through the air or underground.  Since the roads were no longer needed, they soon fell into disrepair and became an urban blight.  Anyone who lived or worked in New York City prior to the past decade probably remembers what the Highline looked like before its current state.  It was a rusted out, derelict icon of the past, most famously memorialized by Saul Chase's inspiring 1974 painting Glass Building with Structure.  It was an elevated train line which had been abandoned and became an eyesore.

The Highline NYC
Highline NYC by Saul Chase
If all roads through cities became like the Highline in New York, people would want to do something about them, just like the people of New York did with the Highline.  Today the Highline has been transformed into a beautiful park.  Flower beds have replaced rail beds.  Everywhere you look there is greenery.  It is a marvel of urban planning.

Perhaps aliens did this with all of their former roads.  That would make alien cities green and beautiful with plenty of fresh oxygen.  If humans can do this, only 6000 years into Civilization, surely aliens could do this within a billion years.  Even if one cannot imagine a civilization that old, surely it is possible that intelligent life evolved somewhere by the time the dinosaurs inhabited Earth.  That is still many millions of years ago.  It is safe to say that somewhere in the Universe, there are green cities.

Green City
Green City
Working in a green city may involved a lot of telecommuting.  The trend over the past decade, here, has been for more and more people to work from home.  I myself have been doing this for most of the past three years and I own a small business - the best staffing company in Plattsburgh, NY, as it were.  (Word)  The Internet was likely replaced by something much better, on planets more advanced than ours.  Working from home is very common.  Still, there is nothing like getting together with others and collaborating.  There are probably still office buildings and meeting places where alien people work together.  On nice days, I think they walk.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Alien Business Trips



Today I have to go on a business trip. It involves driving for about five hours, each way.  I will do the whole thing in one day and be back in time to tuck the kids into bed.  It is a lot of driving for one day.  I think about aliens (because I think about aliens) and wonder what they would make of this.

Alien Business Trips


Do aliens go on business trips?  Would it not be more efficient to Skype each other?  Video conferencing is great but seeing someone in person always seems so much more productive to me.  Video calls always seem rushed, like everyone has somewhere they would rather be.  They are not much better than getting on the phone with someone, which is an interruption in everyone's day.

In one of the Star Wars movies the council of Jedis met virtually, using holograms to sit at seats.  If we can dream it, aliens have done it.  I am sure that anyone who can get from there to here must have that technology already.  They have probably had it for thousands of years.  Holo-meets probably work better than video conferencing, for that feeling like you are in the room with someone.  But in the end you are still not in the room together.


Alien Business Trips
I wish
There is an energy that is shared when people meet together.  If you are in tune with it you are able to sense other's emotions.  Was what I just said to that guy received well?  I'm feeling a negative vibe.  Sometimes I am able to sense this over the phone.  But it is much more palpable in person.

Would aliens ever drive somewhere in a car with wheels?  I would imagine cars would seem so primitive to someone with the ability to travel in hyperspace.  But then, if you are a car person, like I am, and you see a beautiful car it is hard to imagine anyone not wanting to ride in one.  I suppose there could be flying versions of these which look just as nice, if not nicer.  Could you get one with a stick or would they all be automatic?  They probably have paddle-shifters.

Alien Travel


Where would aliens travel, on business?  Would it more likely be across town, on the other side of the planet, or to another planet entirely?  If they no longer drive cars would they fly everywhere or would they take a train?  Do they have pneumatic tubes, like in the Jetsons?  Are there personal elevators which go in multiple directions?

Given the sheer number of UFO sightings and the vast variety of ships which come here, I have to think that Earth is a destination for alien business travel.  But what business do they have here?  Do they meet with anyone?  Would they be more likely to seek out Donald Trump or Elon Musk?  Who would you rather meet if you wanted to establish trade with our planet?

Alien Travel

Back to my initial question, I wonder what aliens would think of a five hour drive, each way.  Before we had cars, travel took a long time.  If you were a US Senator from Boston in 1800 it could take you at least four days to get to Washington.
That was normal, at the time.  Now it seems ridiculous.  I think aliens would think it is ridiculous to drive ten hours round-trip in one day.  I am questioning it, myself.

What do you think?  Post comments below.


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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Are Aliens Racist?



In the headlines this week, a woman on a New York City subway got her mind blown off course by another woman who bumped into her.  A scuffle ensued, culminating with a racial slur.  It was all caught on video for the world to enjoy - people must have enjoyed it, it went viral.  I am not going to post the video because it is ugly and disturbing.  But it makes me think... what would aliens think of this?

Are Aliens Racist?


Do they have racism on other planets?  When we see pictures of aliens they all look the same to us.  Is that racist?  Perhaps there are subtle differences we do not notice because we have not been exposed to enough of them to develop a sense of these differences - kind of like the way it works here on Earth.

Are Aliens Racist?

Maybe aliens see those minor differences in each other and to them it is a big deal.  Amongst humans, we are always looking to single each other out, despite race.  When I was in the Army I witnessed extensive racism within races because of minor variations in the shades of skin color or the shape of facial features.  People will discriminate against others because they are overweight, short, have a big nose, etc.  We seem to be programmed for this.  Perhaps it is based in our evolution, to seek out mates with certain qualities we want to pass on to our offspring.  We notice the traits we would not want to pass on, even if we have no interest in mating with the other person.

What would aliens notice about each other?  One's eyes are not huge enough?  Another's head is too small.  Someone else has muscular arms and legs.  Then there's Bob.  He always walks around in clothes - not sure what is wrong with that guy.

Alien Culture


One would think that societies which are millions of years older than ours would have evolved beyond caring about race.  Over the course of a couple hundred thousand years, all the races (on Planet XYZ) interbred, forming one hybrid race.  As languages merged into one world language, some cultural differences remained, more for fun than anything.  They had their versions of Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's drinking holidays, their version of a Thanksgiving feasting holiday, a Christmas-type gift giving holiday, a Yom Kippur day of repentance, New Year's Eve, etc.  But otherwise, everyone came to be one people.  Some people on Earth would view that as a Utopia.

It scares the daylights out of others.  Maybe one race saw that coming and obliterated all others and now it is just them.  There were major differences between the races which could not be resolved or reconciled.  It reached a boiling point.  There was a thousand years of genocide.  They were all nearly wiped out.  Two races rebuilt on separate sides of the planet - you guys are over there and we are over here.  A thousand years later, the cycle repeated itself.  It took half a million years but eventually one race prevailed.  Now they are super-racists, intolerant of any humanoids who look different.

Human Pets


Either way, that would make us quite a novelty.  We are all so different, here on Earth.  If we are truly puppies in a box, to aliens, they might think it is cool to collect different breeds.  Some, of course, would only want purebred human pets.  The race or breed would not matter so much as the fact that it came from "pure" lineage.  Others might like to have a human which was bred for certain characteristics like height, muscularity, hair type.  Still others would be OK with a rescue-human from a prison or even a feral human from the streets - you cannot teach either of them much and once in a while they will growl at you but some aliens swear they make the most loyal pets.

Human Pets

Maybe to aliens, we all look the same.  The ability to see color may be a unique quality of humans.  Aliens might see in infrared.  We do not know.  If all you saw was heat, would you ever distinguish one race from another?  Maybe they do not see the shapes of our faces.  If your sight was only in x-rays and all you could see was the person inside the skin, would one race appear any different from any other?

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Miss Universe



As all my readers no doubt know, the Miss Universe pageant was just held.  Actually, I did not know until I checked the headlines on my phone this morning while my computer was booting up.  Last night I watched a Mexican movie with subtitles, shot in black and white, called Roma.  But Miss Universe!  I wonder what aliens think of that.

Woman Judging Contest


There is so much to consider when framing this pageant in the context of aliens who are hiding out in space, watching our every move.  First, I will start with what many consider be the sexist nature of the whole thing - judging women on their looks.  Apparently, most of the world is OK with this, since the contest is still held every year.  Even in this "Me too" era, people seem to like a watching good old fashioned woman-judging contest.

Do alien women have breasts?
Runner-up, Miss Milky Way
The appeal, of course is, people in general (both men and women) love to admire a beautiful woman.  The New Yorker says, "interest in beauty pageants has faded in the United States."  True.  Just look at what I watched instead.  Yet, the contest goes on, year after year.  Do aliens watch this and go, "Oh my God, Gortnok, these humans are so primitive!"  Or do they watch it and point at the screen, jump up and down, and yell, "Wow!  Look at that one!"

I wonder if they have beauty pageants on other planets.  What would that be like?  Do all alien species who visit us have male and female sexes?  If they do, which is "the fairer sex?"  It is possible that on some planets, men are the ones who have to dress up in frilly outfits and decorate their faces, in order to appeal to women.  On Earth, seahorses carry their offspring.  Who is to say that this is not the case elsewhere in the universe?

Would a swimsuit competition make any sense on another planet?  Do alien women have breasts?  Would they want to cover them up with a bikini top?  It sounds silly.  If they do have breasts, would they care about exposing them, or not?  Many beaches in Europe and elsewhere permit topless sunbathing.  New York State allows women to go topless pretty much anywhere a man can, according to Topless Laws Expert, Ben Barry.  Maybe seeing a pair of boobs is no big deal to a civilization which is a million years older than ours.

How about the name, "Universe?"  Really?  It is a little arrogant to suggest that Earth has the hottest women in the Universe.  It is like holding a World Series in Baseball and only opening up it to the United States.  OK Canada, you can come too, but screw you, Japan!  How can we hold a contest and call it "Universe" when it is only open to people of Earth?  Should we not call it the Miss Earth Contest?

The Brazil of the Universe


Maybe it is true that Earth has the greatest beauty.  I have seen some of these so-called Grays.  No one is driving off the road and hitting a tree when one of these ladies struts by.  But there has to be a place in the Universe where the body is worshiped more than it is on Earth - the Brazil of the Universe.  It is bad enough that some people think Earth has the only life in the Universe.  But the only beauty?

I just had a horrible thought.  What if Earth is the Brazil of the Universe?  Nothing against Brazil - I am sure it is a lovely place full of wonderful people.  But the culture in Brazil is known for objectifying women and treating them like second-class citizens.  Most Western Nations strive to be better than that, these days.

What if there really was a Miss Universe Pageant somewhere out in the cosmos, where contestants represented their planets?  Would Earth even make the Top 20?  Would we send a woman or a man, to compete?  Would there be a swimsuit competition?  How would you judge a swimsuit competition if the contestants all had different anatomy?  Do people even go to the beach on other planets?

I am going to be thinking about this all day.



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