"The book has been distributed to the general populations of the many planets, the vast majority of which do not venture out of their star or solar system, as few humans visit other continents. These general
populations have read the book as an example of what little humans understand. It is considered a cultural insight into humans."
How gratifying/embarrassing to know that whatever comments of mine appeared in The Alien Handbook, they are read as an example of human ignorance! 🙄
Ignorance and simply not knowing, are two very different things.
I just want to know . . . are the aliens laughing AT me or WITH me? 👽
ignorance vs. simply not knowing...
Simply not knowing = innocence = “in no sense” = haven’t experienced (or sensed) it yet.
Examples: The “innocence” of a child or Don Henley’s “This is the end of the innocence”.
Said another way, “Ignorance and Innocence are two very different things”.
I check The Alien Handbook again last night, and I only had two or three comments in it. Thank goodness they weren't dumb ones. Ha!
Maybe we should start asking some "profound" questions instead of "idiotic" questions, keeping the alien audience in mind 🙄
Considering the way we treat each other how many humans are qualified to represent us without making us look worse to our et friends
@ scott2: There's no such thing as choosing a human representative for alien extraterrestrial visitors. They can and do observe anything they choose, and miss little. They do not form judgments, they observe and attempt to understand, with great success.
Gotta wonder...... in what formats has the book been distributed to other beings / planets ?
Hologram pop-up e-books. Remember R2D2 from Star Wars? The scene where the encrypted message file from Princess Leia is unlocked and played, and it projects a three dimensional, moving hologram video of the princess sending a message to Obe Wan Kenobe? Books are presented and read just like that.
Ouch, the joke presented reminds me that we humans would benefit from being more thoughtful in our communication. :) Is there a way that we humans could learn a simple introduction to the universal numeric written language? I would venture that these symbols have been present in various places around the Earth and we haven't understood what they represent. Any suggestions for a zombie with a brain? (I am "thinking" crop circles contain some of these symbols.)
I think we'd collectively benefit if more of us were more thoughtful of our thoughts!