Saturday, May 31, 2014

Why Aliens Probe?

In an interview with Chris Hayes Neil Degrasse Tyson revealed a big fear of his:


“My great fear is that we’ve in fact been visited by intelligent aliens, but they chose not to make contact, on the conclusion that there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth. How’s that for measures of intelligence?”


I think Dr Tyson is onto something here. Maybe the aliens saw our small brain size, and started anally probing abductees in the hope of finding a second brain in the pelvic region.



Pedantic bastard has to note that, alas, Stegosaurus and other large dinosaurs did not actually have second brains in their pelvic region. Pedantic bastard just stepped on the joke's dong. Pedantic bastard also doesn't believe in the alien abductee narrative. Jerky pedantic bastard...

7 comments:

Vixen Strangely said...

If it's any consolation, I stepped on the joke by discounting our particular version of literate primate to go like "but dolphins, though? Didn't the alien peeps check out the dolphins.."

Derpityderp, we are also as a species toxic to dolphins, and elephants, and other mammals that are so maybe kind of sentient like us. If we stopped lmiting our ideas of intelligence to our actual "species" of intelligence, I think we might learn something. And maybe we could give the ET's (I did not just think "Vulcans") another shot at thinking we don't entirely suck.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Derpityderp, we are also as a species toxic to dolphins, and elephants, and other mammals that are so maybe kind of sentient like us. If we stopped lmiting our ideas of intelligence to our actual "species" of intelligence, I think we might learn something.

You mean intelligence doesn't mean inventing more efficient ways to kill each other and fouling our living space with toxins?

HERESY!!!!

M. Bouffant said...

Only an idiot species would keep its nerve centers & sensory/communication organs in an appendage so easily separable from the rest of the body. The aliens are looking for brains in the same safe place they keep theirs.

Smut Clyde said...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...
A lost sacral skull... well, I know plenty of people who have their heads up their asses.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Because it's there.
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mikey said...

I tend to think we are the archetype of intelligent species in the universe. Clever, hungry and greedy, we begin making tools and developing language. Eventually that leads to agriculture, cities, written language, universities, industry and technology. As the population grows and demand for resources increases, wars become commonplace, and as industry and technology advances faster than any understanding of its consequences, the planet is poisoned, a limit of sustainability is reached and passed, and the lifespan of technological, communicating spacefaring species is limited to a few hundred years equivalent.

I suspect this same scenario plays out a few dozen times in the galaxy every 10 or 20 million years, with the lifespan of a technological society so short that only a small single digit set is actually active at any given time.

jim said...

Yup, what mikey said; not to mention that even if Tyson is wrong, not only is our resource pool generic as hell - other than the Goldilocks Zone fluke of oodles of surface water in all its regular phases - but the window of opportunity for any passing BEMs to grok us is probably tiny relative to their velocity & actual destination.