Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I'm Not Sure this is a Good Idea

These probes we keep sending to other planets and then out and beyond into deep space (where Voyager II has already gone and Voyager I is headed) always have some greeting from Earth. The latest is the probe headed to Pluto, which, once it surveys that planet (I know its been classified as a dwarf planet but I refuse to downgrade it), will spin on out and into deep space is carrying another message from earth.

This is all well and good if alien life isn't hostile, but there is very little in the biological record to indicate that when two species interact that one doesn't rapidly come to dominate the other for territory and its food usually. And with this in mind, perhaps we should approach yakking with creatures from outer space with a little caution than excitement.

Ask Hudson!

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