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Mu Haiku: 'Cos Aliens got better things to do!

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Aliens! Wide-eyed, short-statured, extraterrestrially-elongated aliens!

In a universe as vast as this one (assuming you aren't one of those un-evolved creationist types) alien life of some form or other appears to be a statistical certainty. Yet, in an imagination as narrow-minded as this one (assuming you are human; a species carved neurological intelligence by evolution mere cosmological moments ago) bipedal, communistic, space-faring, master races are ten to the dozen. What's the likelihood we're talking extraterrestrial bollocks here?

In an attempt to find a systematic means to evaluate the numerous probabilities involved, Dr. Frank Drake formulated The Drake equation in 1960. While it was formulated after the objections raised by Fermi's Paradox, Drake's equation has become a common and respected means of estimating the frequency of occurrence of interstellar civilizations.

The Drake equation has been used by both optimists and pessimists, with varying results. Dr. Carl Sagan, for example, suggested as many 1 million communicating civilizations in the Milky Way in 1966. Another published estimate from Frank Tipler in 1982 placed the value at just one e.g., human beings are the only extant intelligent life.

Critics of the Drake equation claim that since the variables cannot yet be determined with any real confidence, estimating the number of extraterrestrial civilizations based on it is methodologically flawed, an idea which the wide diveregence in estimates seems to support.
Even given the scale of the Milky Way galaxy alone, the abundance of life out there must be beyond our comprehension. Thing is, the form this life will take and the ways in which evolutionary forces will carve out niches for it in abstract realms of reality we have no chance of ever witnessing, is also far beyond our comprehension. Once you get past the human revolving varieties of physiology, psychology and neurology available to our memetically governed intelligences there ain't no Ologies left! Give it up space-cadets, eat yourself some terrestrial fried chicken, spawn a bipedal offspring or two. The universe'd think better of you if you did:

But throughout every conspiracy, every mathematical impossibility, every Star-Trek rerun and drab George Lucas extravaganza a voice calls at me from across the deepest voids of space, a whispering vibration in the fabric of space-time cast across the Milky-Way long before humans had the capacity to understand its phraseology. Appealing to my anthropically mediated mentality; the battle cry of all intelligent life everywhere:
Keep looking, space-baby...
So today's Mu Haiku, if you choose to accept it - why aren't they here yet?

'Cos Aliens got better things to do!

The 5 - 7 - 5 ideas veritably flood my monkey-like cerebral cavity:
Martian relief from
this Galactic loneliness?
Space-Tentacle porn...
Go create...

But still, if that excuse doesn't cut it for you, I won't take offence if you reach for the tin-foil helmet and Lucas-affiliated sound effects sword. You have every right to wish the aliens upon us, just don't let your imagination dwell too deep my friends; you're gonna need your conspiracy-nut wits about you if they do turn up:
In one case, before thought screen helmets were available, an abduction was thwarted when a victim had her husband wrap her with string. Her husband hid the scissors, and the aliens could not remove the string so they did not take her. They were very angry. Some abductees report that aliens try to remove their helmets and cannot do so when the helmets are secured with tape or string. - link
Mu to that!

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Blogger Danieru said...

What is the process behind Mu Haiku? Here's an idea:

Mu is a Japanese and Chinese word regarding an absence of/in the negative. When one desires an answer, but your question makes false assumptions, the answer can only be Mu. A radical change of perspective is required before the Mu can be overcome.

Get scribbling those 5 - 7 - 5 beauties!

May 09, 2006 5:01 AM    

Blogger devineallthetime said...

I will tell you why aeilens dont exist. The Evolution theory was created by man. Man did not create the universe. Evolution only exists on Earth. And so do intelligent liffe forms.Whos your daddy?

May 09, 2006 5:13 AM    

Blogger Master Peebody said...

Haha, i had this same talk with some christians a few months ago on a blog. Really, if you think that humans are the only intelligent life forms in this universe, then your more stupid than i could imagin. How people believe that there is a god, this all powerful being floting somewhere out there in space, but will do almost anything to try and prove that aliens don't exist. The fact of the matter is, it's more likely that there is other beings out there than not. Think of the billions of billions of galaxies out there each with billions of billions of suns. Even if only a tiny fraction of suns had worlds around them, thats still billions upon billions upon billions of worlds that have the potential to sustain life and thats just life as we understand it. We don't understand hardly anything about the universe, how can we then deal in absolutes?

May 09, 2006 8:14 AM    

Blogger Danieru said...

Aliens have cosmic chance;
Jesus Christ doesn't.

May 09, 2006 8:36 AM    

Anonymous Idoru345 said...

The alien said

We saw you once, from afar

Distance, yes, seemed best

May 09, 2006 10:58 PM    

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