In the interest of (hopefully) starting a more peaceful thread in the lounge, I thought I would start a thread to learn a little bit more about you guys. In specific, what's most important to you, what kind of things you would give your life for, etc.
Today, I think, I will focus on some things that I think about a lot, and I would like to know if you think about them too. Feel free to discuss any of these, but if you start fighting, I will throw food at you. I promise.
Do you believe that there could be/is/most likely is life on other planets?
If so, what are some of the forms that you day dream about? Are they intelligent? Are they single-celled organisms?
Do you want to go to space?
If you could be the first on an alien planet (with no knowledge of what might be there beyond oxygen), what would you be willing to give up? How short would the trip have to be for you to consider it? What if you couldn't come back? What if you couldn't, but your art COULD? What if you went but you wouldn't come back and no one here would ever know where you went or what happened to you? Would more knowledge of the planet change your opinion?
Would you try to make contact with an intelligent alien even if you found one?
If you DID go and you DID meet an alien that was intelligent and you managed to find a way to communicate with each other, what would you ask it? Would you change your question depending on whether you were coming back to earth or not?
If you had only a few minutes to introduce both you and all of humanity to your new alien friends, what would you say? Would you say only good things? Or only bad things? Would you give a warning, or an invitation? Would you bring anything just to show them? Would you bring weapons?
Anyway, yeah, um, answer if you feel like it, and mock if you don't, I suppose.