posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 01:18 AM
So, lemme get this straight.
The aliens get in their interstellar craft, travel hundreds or thousands of light-years (either taking centuries, or consuming vast quantities of
energy in order to defy the basic laws of physics). Finally, countless aeons or terawatts later, they arrive in Earth orbit.
Scanning the planet's surface, they update their files on Human life. Oh, the primates have discovered Element 118. They've constructed new cities,
invented new technologies, charted new stars and exo-planets. There are thirty million more of them than there were yesterday.
Circling the globe, their optical and radar cloaking mechanisms fully engaged, they find the perfect spot-- a corn field, almost always one in the
United Kingdom. I don't know what it is about that British corn; it just bends better than in Nebraska, I guess.
So, in the dark of night, unobserved by the local radar defenses, farmers, and dogs, they land their craft silently in the field. The aliens hop out
of their craft, clad in protective suits and breathing their native atmosphere through sophisticated apparati-- the noxious brew of chemicals from
which life on this planet draws sustenance would kill them in moments. Engaging the zero-point cornbender (evidently a highly radioactive, dangerous
device), they carve a geometrical pattern into the corn, visible only from the air.
Having finished this momentous task, they clamber back aboard their spacecraft. They leave behind no trace, no communication, no effort at contacting
their Human hosts, except for the crop circle which they crossed the starry void to create.
Expending another thousand years or ten Suns worth of energy, the aliens jet home, chuckling quietly to themselves. Ha ha. The joke's on Humanity,
and the aliens' vast technological and cultural superiority is proven once and for all... let's see those suckers un-bend their corn.
Is this really what you think is happening every few weeks? This really seems more likely to you, given all the evidence, than the idea
that crop circles are created by bored hicks?
What the hell do you think the aliens are gaining by doing this? Consider the expenditure of resources it would take to cross the Galaxy. Consider
basic principles of economics and game theory. Why is this activity so worthwhile to the aliens that they would rather do this than invest in
expanding their empire, developing their technology, or otherwise advancing their own society in some more direct way?
Seriously. Please respond to this post. I want to know what you think it is that motivates these aliens to do these things.
AT THE VERY LEAST, READ THIS:
If they wanted to communicate, they'd stay around, talk to us, maybe at least show themselves.
And if they didn't want to communicate, they wouldn't run around bending our f***ing corn in such an obvious and elaborate fashion.
[edit on 24-4-2010 by The Parallelogram]