Thursday, April 08, 2010

Because a lie would be so much better

Entertaining bit of fluff. This bit is a wee irritating, however ...

To conclude, you're going to need to let the aliens know we've unearthed our own evolutionary history. Put your personal feelings aside here: Do not look an alien race in the eyes (eyes?) and tell them the universe was created for us.

A good number of scientists believe this might be the "ultimate" cosmic IQ test: the bar by which all alien races measure self-awareness. Do you personally believe we were crafted b a Creator? Well suck it up for ten minutes and draw something like the above, showing an increase in complexity resulting in a human being.

I believe the '"ultimate"" cosmic IQ test' reflects the prejudice of a 'good number of scientists', and not an objective reality of hypothetical aliens from Oa.

Aliens would travel for thousands of objective light-years to get here. I conjecture it would take a very strong motivation to attempt this.  The strongest emotion that we know of: the hunger to know why and what comes next.

Aliens show up with a spiritual void.  The first human they encounter tells them "What, no.  I's all rationality and science and when you die .. that's it. Lights out. No father in the sky. Only superstitious rubes believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster."

That is not going to go over well.

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