Cuchulainn on the Quants in Poland thread regarding the characteristics of aliens:
Even better, this scene from Apocalypse Now on the nature of outer space:
Worth watching for The Hollow Men alone. ; ) and then this:
"This is dialectics. It's very simple dialectics.
It's one through nine, no maybes, no supposes, no fractions.
You can't travel in space. You can't go out into space, you know, without like, you know, with fractions.
What are you gonna land on?
What are you gonna do when you go from here to Venus, or something?"
The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. - Guy Debord