Monday, September 27, 2010
Why you should not talk to aliens
The UN has decided that it needs a representative to talk to the little green men should they decide to take a real risk at slumming it and drop in on us on Earth.
Astrophysicist Mazlan Othman, head of the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs, will be Earth's first point of contact for extraterrestrials. Apparently she was concerned that we don't have a proper welcome mat ready to unroll when ET finally gets in touch.
Having said that Stephen Hawking has been kind of warning that it may not be a good thing to meet an alien
It put me in mind of a bit of Monty Python's 'The Galaxy Song'