Posts Tagged ‘Aliens’

Alien Invasion

August 19, 2011
Paul Krugman, Laureate of the Sveriges Riksban...

He warned us.

Recently, Nobel Prize winning and left-wing loon Paul Krugman suggested that an invasion by aliens would jump start the economy.

In an interview with CNN, Krugman cited “a Twilight Zone episode in which scientists fake an alien threat in order to achieve world peace. Well, this time… we’d need it in order to get some fiscal stimulus.” According to Krugman’s tossed-off theory, we’d need a massive buildup to counter the apparently looming invasion. “[If] inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months.”

And now we have this

Bad news from NASA: If we don’t reduce carbon emissions, the aliens might come and kill us

It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim…

The authors warn that extraterrestrials may be wary of civilisations that expand very rapidly, as these may be prone to destroy other life as they grow, just as humans have pushed species to extinction on Earth. In the most extreme scenario, aliens might choose to destroy humanity to protect other civilisations.

“A preemptive strike would be particularly likely in the early phases of our expansion because a civilisation may become increasingly difficult to destroy as it continues to expand. Humanity may just now be entering the period in which its rapid civilisational expansion could be detected by an ETI because our expansion is changing the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere, via greenhouse gas emissions,” the report states.

“Green” aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet. “These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems. It would be particularly important for us to limit our emissions of greenhouse gases, since atmospheric composition can be observed from other planets,” the authors write.

Is there maybe something the government is not telling us? Should I start checking the basement for pods or building some kind of shelter against heat rays or something?

Thanks to Hot Air and Allahpundit.

 

 

 

 

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The Taking

May 19, 2011

Dean Koontz has become one of my favorite writers in recent years. I enjoy the good, sympathetic heroes, the well-plotted stories, and the sense of humor found in all of his novels. I expected to really enjoy “The Taking”, but somehow I did not.  I don’t know why I couldn’t get into this book. It had all the features of a good Koontz novel, but somehow the parts did not come together for me. Maybe it was the deus ex machina ending in which the Aliens are revealed to be the Devil and his angels, here to sift the population of the Earth for Hell. Maybe, it was because The Taking was more a horror story than Koontz usual suspense stories. While reading The Taking, I did sometimes feel as if I were in a nightmare.

In all, the Taking is good, especially at the beginning, but it could have been so much better.


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