Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Quarantined Earth?

I came across this blog entry sarcastically hinting that perhaps the reason why we haven’t been officially visited by little gray men is due to the fact that Earth is under quarantine.

For some reason I found this idea fascinating.

As I was walking my dog last night and staring up at the crescent moon, I gazed at the millions and millions of stars bouncing around the galaxy. Well, not really bouncing but flickering.

Then, my mind reverted back to this guy’s blog and I started to think that the quarantine idea isn’t too far-fetched.

Compared to the other creatures of the universe, maybe humans are, in essence, cave men. Maybe we’re so raw, violent and (ahem) crazy that we were put here – or forced here - to colonize our pathetic excuses for living forms and make due with what we’ve got. We’re like Australia. But, on a universal scale.

Maybe our great, great, great, great, great great ancestors were part of this Star Wars like galaxy of aliens living harmoniously together. Maybe our great, great, great, great, great ancestors did something terrible to this utopian society and were banned, indefinitely to this planet?

Maybe there is an answer to life. But, we’ll never know because of some crazy incident that happened that made this intergalactic society ban us to Earth. Maybe our great, great, great ancestors were a bunch of sex-hungry retards compared to the other intellectual creatures of the universe?

Maybe we’re a planet of lepers? Maybe because we pee yellow and poop out of our buttholes, we’re considered the dregs of the galaxy?

Maybe, we’re one of 100 planets with the same sunlight and seasons? Maybe we were planted here by a great alien civilization that we may never see in our lifetime? Maybe, after our population reaches a certain number, we’ll realize that we were basically cattle for an alien civilization who will eventually return to eat us? Then head off to another similar planet to start the farming/eating process again. Only to return to ours in a million years and start the process over again.

Who knows? But it’s an interesting theory nonetheless. And I give the blogger a head nod for making me think.

Besides War of the Worlds, The Twilight Zone’s To Serve Man, some random episodes of Futurama and The Day the Earth Stood Still, there aren’t any other movies, shows or books that I could think of that hinted to this idea.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Is earth the ghetto kroger of the universe?

Your Finest Eimer said...

HA! I never thought of it that way, but YES. The Earth is definitely the Ghetto Kroger of the Earth. Minus, of course, the big heads.

kitty said...

I'll have to consult my husband - I bet he could tell you of a few books that mention the same or similar ideas

Your Finest Eimer said...

Thank Kitty. As I stated before, I'm at a blank.

Kameron D Kiggins said...

Nice post! The quarantine hypothesis is interesting. Scientists have speculated that a quarantine might explain the Fermi Paradox:


And in one of his many well-reasoned UFO articles (I forget exactly which one, but will post a link if I find it online) biochemist Michael D. Swords argued that a quarantine might be the reason UFOs haven't made overt contact: they can look but not interfere.

And thanks for the link to my blog on your front page. I'm next to Michael Ian Black! Made my day...