What do we do if aliens make contact?

As this short article makes clear, Hollywood has all sorts of answers:

“There’s ‘Contact’ (we build a space ship), ‘District 9’ (coexist unhappily), ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ (friendly abductions) and ‘Independence Day’ (bang!). Next week, Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ will give its answer.”

Of course, as the article makes clear, unless the laws of physics can be altered in some unimaginable way no aliens could ever make the journey to visit us and even a two-way exchange of messages would take hundreds of years. So that’s that one more thing you don’t have to worry about.

So back to worrying about Donald Trump. What do you mean, you think he might be an alien?!?


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