Thursday, May 22, 2014

Do aliens love?

It is my contention that all sentient beings know about connection or relationship. Connection naturally follows from reproduction and cooperation to ensure survival. An alien being would have had its origins just as we did: it's solar system would have collapsed out of a giant cloud of gas and the chain of events that followed (this doesn't mean that life or intelligent life will inevitably spring up every time a solar system, is formed; just that if a particular system is going to produce life we can expect evolution to take place). The result is a sentient being that, if it's not a mono-entity capable of surviving millions of years unchanged growing ever more complex perhaps and without the need to reproduce or make copies of itself to continue through the ravages of time, will require the cooperation of others of its kind to survive. Mankind would not have survived without this cooperation or teamwork. Example: It's easier to kill  a mammoth if you are hunting in a pack.

So, while it may be a stretch to say all aliens love; all aliens relate to one another; bonds that are of great significance to each individual exist. What about a collective mind? Perhaps every mind has its own personality as well as being part of a greater entity? There might have been a time when the minds were separate entities.What about Artificial Intelligences? Perhaps they are still aware of connection; either between AIs or as something within one AI (complex processes that are semi-autonomous but that work together to produce a whole greater than the sum of its parts).

Am I making sense or is this all gobbledygook?


  1. Gobbedygooks are aliens from Stront, a planet with high gravity and very little time for love because they can't move very far. They're very clever rhizomes that communicate by shooting different coloured culms a few micrometers above the eggshell-smooth flat surface of their planet. Huge animals live in high-orbit, where the gravity is far lower, and they - ahem - fertilize the ground often. Their droppings are called "luff", hence the often signed Gobbledygook phrase, "All you need is luff."

    — Exobiologist "D" reporting from the outer colonies.

  2. Thank you for your report exobiologist 'D', overdue though it may be.
    Your instructions are to proceed to the planet Spafon. Don't take too long to submit your report this time! It seems that exobiologist Mason has filled in some blanks for us; namely that the huge animals high up on Stront dropping their luff are known in that system as Baetels. Please remember not to ignore such detail in your future observations.

    N. Y. Humphreys,
    Director:Astrobiology Division,

    That's 'Galactic Exploration Commission', 'D' in in case you've forgotten who you're working for.

  3. All u need is luff - clever, man!! :D

  4. Humphy,
    I regret that I became stranded on the surface and under this gravity, I'm feeling a little flat. I have been wriggling towards the transporter for the last three months. Luckily, the magnetic field from the beams has attracted the, what did you call them? The Baetels; and luff will save me!

    — Ex D over and out.