alien facts

Laboratory tests in Peru have found that both of the unusual body parts are comprised of both skin and bone. After x-rays of the skull, they concluded that they could not have come from a human being. They came to the same conclusion about the unusual hand. The x-rays clearly show that the fingers inside the hand are comprised of six bones which mean that it cannot have come from a human being as humans only have three bones in each finger.

Now that most people have been assured that the artifacts are genuine there has been a great deal of speculation about where they could have come from. Some people have suggested that the skull and the hand could have been left on Earth by an alien visitor to the planet. Others have suggested that the artifact might come from a form of ancient humanoid. This theory has a certain amount of credibility as the remains of extinct forms of ancient humanoids have been discovered in Peru before. It is hoped that the mystery will be solved in the early part of 2017 when the two body parts will be sent to a specialist laboratory in the United States for radiocarbon and DNA testing.

It used to puzzle me why it was such a common element in urban fantasy settings - particularly those of tabletop roleplaying games - that the reason magic stays hidden is because people don’t want to believe in it.

In the real world, people are desperate to believe in magic. You see it everywhere, from spirit mediums on TV to the horoscopes in the daily paper.

The idea that there’d be an institutional refusal to believe in magic is just so alien to the demonstrable facts of human psychology that it would seriously hurt my suspension of disbelief.

Talking cats and setting things on fire with your mind is one thing, but a human psychology that lacks an inclination toward magical thinking is simply bizarre.

Then it hit me.

The public’s refusal to believe in magic in urban fantasy settings is a stand-in for the perennial nerd fallacy that non-nerds are stupid, and only the special, nerdy elite have the objectivity to understand the world as it truly is.

Charming.

Can we talk about how Jungkook is trying to speak english as most as he can these days????
AND HOW ADORABLE THAT IS????

Humans are weird #915

I thought some more on aliens and humans and I read an older post about humans being able to see and that it might seem foreign to aliens who haven’t got eyesight. There was another post too about walking through memories ( I think it’s in the humans are weird tag). I also think sign language is really cool.

And humans has a lot of different senses we developed as defence mechanisms until we turned into the adaptable space orcs we are today. So imagine a deaf person travelling with their team to a new planet and meeting up with aliens and being nervous because they have been warned that the aliens have a very strange way of communicating and this deaf person worries about not fitting in or understanding the aliens because they can’t hear.

And the aliens emerge and looks kind of humanoid and the meeting or whatever they are there to do starts and the other humans think they are difficult to understand but something clicks for the deaf person.

And then it turns out that the majority of the aliens are in fact deaf and that they have a much easier time understanding each other by signing because it suits them better, and the trading works much smoother after that and the deaf person that fretted so much is revered as an important human in their new joint culture.

Humans are weird

So I have an addition to Humans are Weird.

So you all know that urge we have when we want to hug the living shit out of adorable creatures? Well, this is actually a real scientific reaction called “cute aggression” (source) and the behaviour springs up even more when we actually can’t touch the cause of Cuteness.

Can you just imagine the aliens’ reactions to the fact that humans are pretty much brain wired to kill things we find cute? And that a lot of them are baby animals that grows up to be vicious creatures that could probably kill us?

Like, the aliens are having a live sending about the most dangerous animals in the known galaxies and they have numerous teams all over the place. They are filming it from afar and have studied them as much as possible and they’re like:

Narrator

This is a Fantolus cub that will grow up to be most deadly predator on the death planet Moss. A fully grown Fantolus spews poisonous gas and can kill you i- what the-?

           Narrator breaks off in confusion.

On screen, tiny figures are approaching the cub. The cub looks harmless and innocent. The alien film crew zooms in. It’s a group of humans. They have sound.

Human with fancy space hat

           Human looks into camera.

Hey, how ya doin’? Look over there, right there. That’s a Fantolus cub. If the mother finds me this close, and I’m gone!

I’m gonna pick it up.

           Human hugs it to death. The other humans sigh enviously.  

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On this, the day of Harry’s movie premiere, Liam represented.

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After hundreds of years of detailed observation and study, our closest companion in the vast universe, Earth’s moon, remains an enigma.

Six ‘supposed’ moon landings and hundreds of experiments have resulted in more questions being asked than answered. In 1962, NASA scientist Dr. Gordon MacDonald stated: “If the astronomical data collected is correct, it is found that the interior of the moon is more likely to be hollow than a solid sphere.”

On November 20, 1969, the Apollo 12 crew jettisoned the lunar module ascent stage causing it to crash onto the moon surface. The LM’s impact created an artificial moonquake with startling characteristics - the moon reverberated like a bell for more than an hour, leading to the conclusion that the moon has no - core, bring rise to the well founded ‘hollow moon theory’

More strange moon facts in the video here

Idk why some people is like “the gems don’t look alien enough” but they freak out when the crew confirms that what the Zircon’s have is hair and not a hat or something like that, that Aquamarine “doesn’t look realistic” // “its an anatomic mess” , that Yellow’s neck is too weird to look at, that Blue’s hair makes no sense, that Bismuth’s legs are too short…

Like? sorry for sounding rude but pick a side, omg…

Harvard scientists say alien space travel may cause those mysterious fast radio bursts

  • Researchers at Harvard and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics are investigating whether fast radio bursts — radio emissions from unidentified sources in space that are very strong and last less than five milliseconds — emanate from “extragalactic civilizations.”
  • So if there are in fact aliens generating spurts of radio activity from a structure with twice the diameter of the Earth, as the research proposes, the question remains: Why?
  • The researchers first note that there is a possibility they are broadcasting beacons to inform of their presence, whether it’s a cry for help or a way to tout their technological achievements.
  • But this explanation is “rather implausible” due to how much energy needs to be expended to send the fast radio bursts, so the researchers explore an alternate explanation — that these extragalactic beings are using FRBs to power light sails. Read more (3/10/17 10:46 AM)

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