Okay, time for a mea culpa on the recs contained in my last post on the National Geographic Channel’s Hunting UFOs series http://wp.me/pYql4-2b2. I grabbed the clicker after 20 minutes. The program was part Blair Witch and part reality TV, and I’m not fond of either.
And as for the tweets, I think we better hope the aliens don’t speak English. On the other hand, if they do, it probably means they’ve been tuning in to our TV signals for years. If they’ve been watching commercials and Fox news, this set of tweets won’t phase them.
For me, the most interesting item to emerge from all of this was a quote from Stephen Hawking that I pasted into a comment and will repeat here. He warned that if more advanced alien life forms landed on earth, we could see a replay of the fate of Native American populations at the hands of European colonizers.
“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” – Stephen Hawking
So life continues, as do our explorations, for as two researchers who are beyond reproach observed, “The truth is out there.”