22nd April 22:17
Official -we are not alone
I think we'd be contemplating a civilization which would be capable of
removing all added interference and reducing the signal back to its
I think the chances are better, given our comparatively primitive
attempts at space travel, that a very much more advanced civilization
will find us. Given the extremely attractive picture the Earth
presents with its blue seas and green land as seen and photographed
from the Moon by the astronauts, it would be difficult to ignore us.
Indeed, I presume that the planet itself is beaming chromatographic
signals spacewards, in effect saying, "Look at all this oxygen -
there's an excellent chance you'll find life here!"
I've had two rather silly dreams since I was a child, but at least one
has suddenly crept closer to reality and that's to see a living
mammoth before I die. Cloning attempts are goimg on at this moment,
with a flash-frozen female mammoth being dug up in Siberia to act as
the DNA and cell donor for a re-engineered elephant egg be carried by
a female Indian elephant. I'm very excited about it.
I would have to be led away from a living mammoth because I wouldn't
be able to leave. It would be the major highpoint of my life on this
earth and I could die quite happily thereafter. I don't know why, but
I've always felt like that. Perhaps I'm carrying mammoth DNA. It's a
real possibility now we know how much DNA we share with worms and
leaves and the like!
My other childhood dream is to see the sky fill with an eight or ten
mile long mother spaceship, finally come to see what the hell is
causing all those signals. Even if they decided to eliminate us before
we became space mobile and wrecked the galaxy, I'd die happy.