Los Bastardos Reunidos
Tales of True Adventure for Rugged Men Not Unlike Yourself
Uranus is wider than I thought it would be …
But seriously, we can’t be alone, can we?
I enjoy the scenario where aliens are not convinced there’s intelligent life here, and ignore us.
The Harris-NdT podcast brought up development on an evolutionary time scale. We share 99% of our DNA with chimps and bonobos, but can’t have meaningful conversation with them about politics or philosophy or power grids. We have nothing to say to them that they could process meaningfully.
So if aliens were genetically similar to us, but just a few million years further along in evolution, for them it would be like trying to communicate with worms. Not all that productive.
Ooh, that’s a good point.
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