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”Aliens serve as a mirror to our species.
They represent the creativity and promise — as well as the destruction and terror — of being human.
Our conception of aliens can teach us about our fragility and the need to grow up as a species if we are to avoid one of the dystopian scenarios of our human-made alien tales…”


”We have met aliens, and they are us. They represent a mirror we use to see ourselves, the good and the evil of humanity, the utopian and dystopian views of our future…Aliens are a sort of moral compass of the scientific age, their existence and fate serving as something like rehearsals of what could become of us…

The big lesson here is that we are telling alien stories that could save us from ourselves if only we care to pay attention, less by looking up to the skies and more looking at each other.”

Sources: Aliens are a mirror to humanity Marcelo Gleiser 19MAY21, Image Credits: Serg Dibrova/Shutterstock, LeKing Alien Doll - Modified

Dr. Troglodyte

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Η άγνοια είναι η μητέρα του μύθου και του μυστηρίου.

“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“

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