Who Could Tell?

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks aliens might be living among us reports Business Insider.

“Maybe they have visited us in Times Square,” Tyson tells us. “But no one noticed because everybody who hangs out in Times Square is just a little crazy.”

A more serious concern, though, is that maybe humans are so stupid and uncivilized that aliens have decided we’re not worth encountering. 

SPOILER ALERT. It’s a satirical idea many have come up with spontaneously. Men In Black may be the most commercially successful version. Many pulp sf writers played with it too – for example, Mack Reynolds in “I’m a Stranger, Myself” (1951) which I picked up free at Project Gutenberg.

[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]

2 thoughts on “Who Could Tell?

  1. The aliens ARE living among us. They’re Obama supporters and typically vote DEMOCRAT. They mostly just kick back and collect welfare and food stamps.

  2. When my ancestors were aliens they didn’t vote because they weren’t yet citizens. So I doubt your putative aliens can vote at all.

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