James Freyr wrote:I sometimes wonder what aliens think about us. I envision them in a spaceship, observing us walk behind our dogs on a leash and pick up their poop, thinking canines are in charge.
Actually, James, have you ever read "City" by Clifford D. Simak? Sci-Fi about a future where humans have become so entranced and integrated with their computers that they stop reproducing and dogs pretty much take over the planet.....using humanoid robots to do 'opposable thumb' tasks. Published in the 1950s, a golden era for insightful sci-fi.
On another note is the constellation called Orion about to disappear from the loss of Betelgeuse? Have any other constellations in recorded or oral history disappeared due to loss of one of the star-points?
“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”― Albert Einstein
My pie came with a little toothpic holding up this tiny ad: