To beam, or not to beam

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To beam, or not to beam

  1. 1. To Beam, or Not to Beam? Should we try and contact alien life?
  2. 2. From the film Contact (1997) From The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
  3. 3. Wrong Kind of Alien
  4. 4. <ul><li>SETI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Should we assume that aliens are inherently bad? </li></ul>Seth Shostak, scientist and co-author of Life in the Universe
  5. 5. If they can blow up the cute little Pupulons, we don’t have a chance regardless of what we beam their way. No matter how much they love the Beatles.
  6. 6. (Not an ideal situation in terms of vortexes)
  7. 7. Interview with Harrison Smith-Mooney <ul><li>How do you feel about aliens? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think of intelligent life forms? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel about beaming messages into space? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you do in a planned encounter? Unplanned? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Other Hilarious and Totally Superfluous Space Comics
  9. 10. Cont’d.
  10. 11. Sources <ul><li>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36855256/ns/technology_and_science-space/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36839363/ns/technology_and_science-space/ </li></ul>And all comic strips from Perry Bible Fellowship ! http://www.pbfcomics.com By Tanya Anderson Special thanks to Harrison Smith-Mooney

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