Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:45 PM

Why alien invasions are rare…

If we’ve done our calculations correctly, we should be landing on a series of islands where the temperature is warm and balmy all year long and where forests of plants grow in abundance. It sounds beautiful.

I feel a little less nervous just thinking about it. But what will the inhabitants of “little blue” be like? Will they want to become our friends? Or will they have usual fear of alien invasions that is all too common among pre-FTLT* civilizations. I’m not sure why everybody always fears being conqured by monsters from outer space? Sure there are plenty of them out there (monsters that is), but actual invasions are actually rather rare. It takes way too long to travel from one part of the Universe to another just to claim a piece of rock (or ball of gas and ice for that matter). Most forms of life have better things to do.

*Faster Than Light Travel. It’s one of the criteria that Jörgs use classify species around the Universe.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:45 PM

Why alien invasions are rare…

If we’ve done our calculations correctly, we should be landing on a series of islands where the temperature is warm and balmy all year long and where forests of plants grow in abundance. It sounds beautiful.

I feel a little less nervous just thinking about it. But what will the inhabitants of “little blue” be like? Will they want to become our friends? Or will they have usual fear of alien invasions that is all too common among pre-FTLT* civilizations. I’m not sure why everybody always fears being conqured by monsters from outer space? Sure there are plenty of them out there (monsters that is), but actual invasions are actually rather rare. It takes way too long to travel from one part of the Universe to another just to claim a piece of rock (or ball of gas and ice for that matter). Most forms of life have better things to do.

*Faster Than Light Travel. It’s one of the criteria that Jörgs use classify species around the Universe.