Why did the dromaeosaurids not evolve culture?

There are so many things that are still nebulous to me. There was a time, recently, when I thought I remembered that the dromaeosaurids did in fact develop opposable digits, fire-starting and then art, mathematics and interstellar travel. And that they were only one of so many intelligent lifeforms who came before you and madeContinue reading “Why did the dromaeosaurids not evolve culture?”

More SETI game theory, part two – messages

It’s my 48th birthday today! Happy birthday to me! 48 is a good number, of course. So, given that it’s a day for gift-giving, I thought I’d offer something humorous. This should also give you an example of our mischievous Paschat sense of humour, which, as all off-worlders will tell you, is generally agreed toContinue reading “More SETI game theory, part two – messages”

Taking the long way round – the other Paschat story, part two

Although we Paschats are a very spiritual people, we also love our creature comforts. At least I do. Something which has led me astray and gotten me into trouble a few times I’m sure (sorry!). On the other hand, it helps me with understanding human beings. Where we do differ is in emotions – humansContinue reading “Taking the long way round – the other Paschat story, part two”

Taking the long way round – the other Paschat story, part one

Memories can be hard to come by. Sometimes they come through garbled and vague, disjointed. It can often depend, of course, on the channel, the medium, the filter or mode or means of communication. I do not pretend to be a spiritual medium, by the way. Possibly I could be if I put my mindContinue reading “Taking the long way round – the other Paschat story, part one”

Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part four

Final thoughts – Diplomacy We come in peace. Take me to your dealer. Sorry, I mean leader. Ha ha. The last thing we want is to make you feel scared. Fear is not compatible with our civilisation. This, again, is part of the point of this message. That third thing it tells you about usContinue reading “Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part four”

Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part three

What the Wow! message tells you about us You may – in fact, I’m sure you will – gasp in wonder at how much information our message contains. Perhaps, amusingly enough, your reaction will simply be another ‘wow!’. But in order to ascertain that information, you will have to do some deep thinking. Indeed, thatContinue reading “Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part three”

Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part two

Welcome to my world Please forgive – or indulge – me again, but before I decipher and explain our message for you it is necessary to tell you a little about me and my species. In this human incarnation, my name is Evelyn, or Evie, if you prefer. I was born, like another from myContinue reading “Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part two”

Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part one

My dearest SETI friends, It has been nearly 44 years now since you received our message, and you still haven’t deciphered it. I find this startling, since I can’t think how we could have made it any more obvious. Then again, psychologically it accords with the analysis I conducted about you from your Voyager 1Continue reading “Deciphering our Wow! message for you – part one”