Monday, 6 August 2012

Earth Invades Mars



A deniable Black Ops funded invasion of Mars landed successfully today, under the plausible deniable cover of scientific research. The so called Curiosity rover is a one ton cybertank armed with state-of-the-art laser beam designed to teach the Martian microbes the harsh lesson that invading Earth is to no avail.

PS: Tongue in cheek, but there was a palpable sense of relief in the the Paint it Pink household today when we read the news. My partner is on the periphery of this from working for the Imperial College Department of Physics. So yippee, time to break open the Champagne.
   

6 comments:

  1. Obligatory xkcd reference:-

    http://xkcd.com/1091/

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  2. Wouldn't it be awesome if they did find signs of life (preferably intelligent) imagine the impact of that on human society, knowing for certain there is/has been, other intelligent life, no more arguing about it, I think it would be the start of a new era, a renewed effort to explore and colonize space.

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    1. It certainly would be the dawn of a new age for mankind. If only...

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  3. Sheeee. Intelligent life out there would either avoid us or kill us. They know by now how rotten we are.

    I think we're gonna be arguing for a very long time, though. The proof will always have its doubters.

    And space colonization? Why? More importantly, where?! I am not sure how many folks really know how complicated and interconnected this planet really is - or how dependent we are on it. Biospheres One and Two pretty much established that. Orbiting the planet for a few months does not count when you are tethered to the Earth.

    If proof of intelligent life out there - or even just life - comes, it won't establish anything one way or the other. We still don't really know what life *is* - just what its symptoms are.

    I do hope, however, that such a discovery spurs efforts at better caretaking of our own home. And I am not talking about 'global climate change' either.

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    1. We do things not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

      To partially quote JFK

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  4. I keep wondering what would happen if the drone finds a set of bootprints and they lead to, like, South Africa's national flag.

    Another relevant comic: http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20120810

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