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Many Feel Aliens Have Visited Us And Are Walking Among Us—Maybe Aliens Would Do A Better Job Taking Care Of The Earth

According to a Reuters poll, one-in-five people in the world believe that aliens have arrived on Earth and are walking around the planet disguised as humans.

In the United States, almost one-in-four believe this to be true.

From the poll—

“Those who believe that “alien beings have come to earth and walk amongst us in our communities disguised as us” (20%) are more likely to be men (22%) compared to women (17%), under the age of 35 (25%) compared to those aged 35-54 (16%) and those over the age of 55 (11%) and those more likely to be higher educated (22%) compared to those who are lower or middle educated (19%). There is virtually no difference in terms of income level (lower 22%, higher 20% or middle 19%) and marital status (married 19% versus other 21%).”

I won’t commit one way or another as to if I am one of these aliens. All I’ll say is that enslaving the human population and draining the Earth’s oceans is on my agenda. I’ll be blogging about these concerns soon.

Scientist Stephen Hawking has recently said that we should not be making efforts to contact aliens.

Here is some of what Dr. Hawking says

“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.”

Here is what Scientific American magazine said about Dr. Hawking’s views.

From Scientific American—

“A species that masters the difficulty of space travel would certainly seem to have the brain power to mine its own resources without having to travel tens of light years (at least) to ravage our home. If Mars had dense forests of mahogany trees and bountiful oceans of bluefin tuna, would it really be worth the expense to mount an expedition just to raze and fish the planet? Even the most environmentally insensitive among us would have to concede that the hundreds of billions of dollars needed just for a round-trip to Mars could be better spent to, say, develop the technology to harvest trees sustainably or to cultivate bluefin tuna on farm.”

I can just see some Native Americans sitting on a beach in the 15th-century. They are saying that people who could come across the great waters could surely find enough gold to meet their needs instead of sailing around the earth and killing people in the pursuit of gold.

Less exciting than aliens coming to take our planet from us, are the prospects for life in places other than the Earth in own solar system.

Here is a list from Wired magazine of the five most likely places in the solar system where life might be found.

There might be some microbes or even some fish type creatures in our solar system. I hope that proof of life in the solar system is found while I’m still living. I’d like to know the answer to this question.

A great book to learn about the solar system is The Grand Tour–A Traveler’s Guide To The Solar System by Ron Miller and William Hartmann.

As Dr. Hawking worries about what aliens might do to the Earth, maybe we should treat the Earth better as human beings. The Earth is a lot more than just people. Maybe if we are such poor keepers of the planet, we should be replaced by other beings.

Maybe aliens will come to wipe us out under the assertion that if we are not removed, we will destroy the Earth. Maybe the Earth is more important than human beings.

The Earth was here before we were here and it will be here after we are gone.

Here are facts about the Earth from National Geographic.

May 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World’s Largest Potato Boast Mashed By Sweet Potato Claim

World's Largest Potato

The BBC has reported that the monstrosity above is the world’s largest potato. It was grown in Lebanon and weighs 25 pounds.  The man holding the potato is farmer Khalil Samhat. He says he raised it with no funky chemicals or tricks of any kind.

However, Scientific American reports that what you see below may well be a sweet potato.  The world sweet potato record is 81 pounds.  

Here is how Scientific American explains the difference between a potato and a sweet potato—

“A sweet potato is a modified root and a potato is a modified stem and, therefore, a [true] tuber.  One of the big differences is that the sweet potato is a perennial and they continue to grow indefinitely while a potato has a predetermined length of season after which the plant will senesce and you’re done, which is probably why your biggest potato is in the eight-pound range.” 

Here is the National Potato Council. 

Here is a link to the United States Sweet Potato Council.

Here is information about agriculture in Lebanon.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments