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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:27 AM

Bill Nye: How to Talk to an Alien

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 05:47 AM

1. He forgot to say the most important thing to an alien



Please don't eat me!!

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Response to Bucky (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:31 AM

2. That was my very first thought, too!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:38 AM

3. So the alien speaks perfect english but does not know the word "year"?


That was terrible


I would ask if the will help us solve some of the problems we have. Poverty, Pollution and Prejudice are just 3 that start with the letter "P".

If they have religion and if so what it is (they are) like. Would be a secondary concern for me. Evolution is way down the list.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:43 AM

4. Each planet's definition of a "year" is unique.

And I wouldn't expect that an interstellar civilization would have solved basic issues which are endemic to economics, industrial development and cultural integration any more than we have.

OTOH, learning about a second biotic system and how it evolved would be a great help in understanding our universe.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 10:23 AM

5. As opposed to "one revolution around our sun"?


I don't see how that would help when compared to the word "year".


I would hope that they had solved some issues that we have not. Medical perhaps. Technological for certain. The is no way to speculate about their social issues but it would be reasonable to assume that it can't be any worse than ours.

Evolution can wait. People are suffering all around the world while we destroy our planet.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 12:16 AM

7. Just like TV foreign spies are fluent in English except for "yes", "mister", and random curse words

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 11:51 AM

6. I'd say, "FLEE BACK HOME NOW! While you still can!"

 

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