Friday, 24 July 2015
HD85512b also known as Earth 2 or Super Earth and possible issues that may arise
Earlier today while busy doing stuff I was contemplating writing an interesting tale about HD85512b or Earth Two as it has become known in the press. Humans have long been keen to meet aliens and the like and this is a great opportunity if it was just a bit closer. But then I thought to myself even if we did meet them communication would be rubbish. We sort of assume most of the time that because as humans we are clever it would all be easy and anyway if aliens get to Earth they would be super clever and work out what we were talking about.
Well there are two important points, the first of which is if we are so damn clever how come we have never managed to talk to other species on Planet Earth. All critters communicate using some sort of language (OK some of the tiny ones don’t). Maybe it is possible that science has already achieved this but it is an official secret for rather logical reasons, I mean imagine how folk would feel about eating beef if the following conversation happened every time you went near a field of cows.
Oooooo hello rob what have you got there is it nice
Ah yes its a burger, they are rather popular
It looks interesting is it made of grass
No its a bun made of bread with fried onions, a bit of mustard and A meat burger
Well when I say meat I mean stuff
Stuff. . . . . What sort of stuff
Well mmmm sort of beef
Well its only a bit of meat, a tiny bit really Look
AAAuuuuugghhhh that looks like Gertrude.
Gertrude no its just a burger I mean I would never eat Gertrude, well certainly not any important bits.
I don’t like you any more
Ah sorry about that Look I will only eat sheep
Bastard. . . . . . .
Well as humans kill or eat almost everything that moves communicating with it would cause issues so it might well be that science and the powers that be have suppressed this.
Of course the second issue is if super intelligent aliens did turn up they would look upon us in the same way we look upon Cows and think hey these critters will make great burgers. Leading to the following conversation
You can not eat us . . . we are Humans
and very tasty you are too
No you don’t understand we are intelligent beings
Are you sure . . . you have not done much
Yes we have . . . we have been to the moon
AH hah ahah ah ah ah a hahah ah ahah h a ha hah ah ahaha ha you are funny critters the moon is just up there I mean it is not exactly very far is it.
Well we have stuff like Mmmmmmmmmmmm toasters and bombs and love a good war
Well I think that sort of proves our point. that is just a waist of a good burger. Look I tell you what I will not eat the squishy bits I don’t like them anyway, you can keep them
Now just hop into this liquidiser
So despite the human desire to meet aliens, one would have to conclude that it would not end well. Let’s face it if we manage to get to a planet in the future will we communicate with the life on it or eat it, particularly if it has four legs and is cow shaped.