Thursday, June 01, 2006

The alien poll

Thank you for the 77 of you who voted regarding the question of the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

Attending to voting polls like this just goes to prove that we have too much time on our hands.

Getting to the results:

5% of you voted ‘don’t know’, despite my pleas that you choose another option. I know who you are.

For me, the gap between ‘yes’ and ‘probably’ is quite the significant fissure. Nevertheless, an astonishing 10% voted a confident I-can-channel-the-mother-ship ‘yes’ - which perhaps just goes to show that too much TV does rot the synapses.

Equally absolute was the 20% of you who voted a clear ‘no’. Are you sure? I would, of course, love to be there and see your face if ET landed tomorrow, to make sure my grinning ‘told you so’ face is the last thing you see before we get ray-gunned into smoke. But apart from that, how do you explain the missing socks?

Of course, the big tug of war was going to be between the ‘probablies’, and the ‘probably nots’.
However, only 26% of you voted a ‘probably’, which makes the clear favourite ‘probably not’ with 40%.

I must admit, I selected ‘probably not’, but I hope I’m wrong. It was just the ‘intelligent’ clause that stopped me jumping on ‘probably’ in a flash. After all, *puts on cynical head for a moment* there isn’t too much evidence of ‘intelligent’ life even on planet earth ...


At 6/01/2006 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, according to Calvin (not John, the important one, i.e. of "Calvin and Hobbes"), perhaps the surest sign of intelligent life in the universe is that they *haven't* tried to contact us. :P

At 6/02/2006 11:17 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...


At 12/29/2008 3:42 AM, Anonymous la la lo lo said...

i know aliens are real. i mean, first of all, the universe is so huge that it is highly improbable that humans and the other inhabitants of earth are the only life forms in the whole universe. secondly, i am an alien, so i should know


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