Earthlings are from Earth! And, that’s the truth. But what might happen if foreigners ever arrived from another planet?
Many thinkers have speculated about such things over the years from John the Baptist to HG Wells. Recently, Professor Richard Dawkins gives his version in the first paragraph of his famous book in the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Selfish Gene:
Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its existence. If superior creatures from space ever visit earth, the first question they will ask, in order to assess the level of our civilisation, is: ‘Have they discovered evolution yet?’.
THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: What do YOU think is the first question a visitor to earth might ask?
You can post your version here in 25 words or less …