Friday, March 11, 2011
They enticed an opinion on alien invasions in this article from the scientific community Invaders. The surprising thread throughout the piece runs more to ‘The Terminator’ rather than ‘E.T.’ in describing possible alien landings. Beings more attuned to toasters would make the long voyages to our galaxy because of the radiation involved crossing space and the universal speed limit of light which would mean many years of travel. Scientists have scoffed at Star Trek’s warp speed since the beginning. I’m not sure of their feelings about worm holes and star gates but I imagine they’re not too fond of those theories either. The article’s pretty entertaining though, and presents many aspects needed for writing captivating stories with space travel motif. I have a tendency to accept almost any premise in science fiction if the story and characters highlight the writing.