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July 20, 2012
As today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Walk on the Moon, I thought it might be appropriate to ask some of the big questions.
(It's much easier than answering them.)
With an incalculable number of stars, moons and planets out there, is it remotely possible we are alone in the universe?
Maybe I should qualify that; at least a big question to some.
Since according to a recent Roper poll, an estimated 19 million Americans say they have seen a UFO. Another 4 million claim alien spacecraft have abducted them.
These findings haven’t quite spread to the scientific community yet, but there are a few
scientists willing to stick their neck out.
Professor Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at the SETI institute, contradicts the Roper Poll, contending that, while we haven’t seen them yet, rest assured we'll be seeing them soon. And his partner Dr. Barrett, invoking Moore’s Law, claims we’ll see aliens by 2025.
With an alien invasion on its way, or here, here's what we should do if one of our family members, friends or coworkers start acting funny, which means they’ve been inhabited by aliens.
(I’ve frankly noticed some suspicious behavior in all the above.)
Based on this handy instructive video, there are some simple rules for survival.
Whatever you do, don’t let them watch anything like war documentaries, or NCIS. Could lead to dire consequences. Cooking shows are fine.
If you meet someone you suspect is an alien, don’t panic. Study up, make friends with them. Offer them a candy bar.
If you think they’re up to no good, don’t try to dispose of them by ordinary means.
For one thing, if you are wrong, the alien defense might not work.
There's probably no defense against my attempts at humor, and I hope believers haven’t taken offense.
So...if you have only one question to ask, and get the answer to, what would it be?
Who else is out there? How did this whole shebang called the universe start? Is there...? Well, you'll think of something.
Furthermore, would you even want to know? Would the burden of that knowledge be too unsettling?
Never let it be said we don’t tackle the big subjects here.