Purely for the humor factor, I should mention that while driving back to LA from Vegas a few weeks ago, I stopped in Baker, CA. There is a roadside
shop there that sells 'Alien Jerky'. My GF and I stopped and had a laugh. Of course, it's not really Alien Jerky. But I just thought I'd throw
it out there. Here's a link:
At any rate, I'm wholeheartedly against the idea of shooting any living animal, unless there is no other option and it's going to kill me.
As far as Aliens go, I'm assuming that their advanced technology that allows them to travel here also yielded some pretty neat weapons during the R&D
My point being, if an Alien was in your vicinity, and wanted you dead, you'd pretty much be dead. This reasoning should suggest (I guess I could be
wrong, but I'd stake my life testing the theory) that if you are ever face to face with an Alien, it isn't trying to kill you.
Any properly trained warrior is taught that any necessary force applied to a situation should be in measured response to that situation, regardless of
whether or not your 'opponent' is terrestrial or otherwise.
I must state that I'm a bit disgusted at the prospect suggested here by Nohup, of shooting an Alien just to prove it exists.
In fact, I'm beginning to think that my rational and logical friend Nohup has in fact been abducted and replaced with some unfeeling robot. (That
was mostly a joke, with an undertone of general concern).
Anyone who feels that a single life (regardless of it's origin) is somehow less important than 'proving a theory' to Humans too lazy to research
and draw their own conclusions, IMHO has some serious thinking to do about their own personal priorities, and about the value of life in general.
Fear prompts such willfully ignorant actions, and I for one am not afraid, regardless of the outcome (even if it means my death or abduction for
From Frank Herbert:
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass
over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I
From Mark Twain:
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
From Lao Tzu:
"... If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve."
From Franklin Roosevelt:
"The only thing we have to fear is fear it'self - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into
"What are fears but voices airy?
Whispering harm where harm is not.
And deluding the unwary
Till the fatal bolt is shot!"
and finally, from Trevor Kay:
"Why are we scared to die? Do any of us remember being scared when we were born?"
what the heck here's one from me, today:
"Fear will not be allowed to make my decisions for me, nor is fear an acceptable excuse for the actions of my past. By allowing fear to make my
decisions, I would color my experiences with the consequences of this allowance. My choices will be my own. My experiences a result of reason."