Tuesday, November 08, 2005

What Aliens Know About Earth

To the alien outposts stationed just outside the Ionosphere, I imagine Earth resembles a fascinating but backward anthill. Maybe alien research teams have flocked to Earth for centuries to conduct post-graduate work in primitive anthropology, as our scientists flock to Borneo or the Amazon to study primitive societies there. Maybe Earth is a desirable listening post for aliens. They listen and, in moments of boredom, buzz the locals for thrills. But then again, maybe our fascinating little planet is so fascinating because it's composed of demented tribes of warlike bipeds.

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