Tag: Aliens

Aliens Would Be Terrifying

One of the worst ideas I’m aware of is the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life. This Los Angeles Times story details new efforts to use sensitive radio telescopes to hear alien signals. This is called SETI—Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. This is a terrible idea. I don’t want to know about any space beings. It’s bad enough we bring back samples from the moon or wherever else. Someday we are all going to get the spacepox. I feel any aliens coming here will either enslave us or eat us. Maybe both. It rarely went well when civilizations met for the first time in Earth history. At best, aliens will transmit a

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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