The editor speaks
John Crow (above) speaks eloquently of how it is almost within our
grasp to send deep frozen humans hurtling through space to make
contact with the underground citizens of another planet. However,
none of this should distract us from the essential first step of
putting our own house in order before going to live on other worlds.
If alien races are indeed aware of us they must surely regard us
as ignorant, destructive and dangerous fools. Our recent deep space
probes must fill them with alarm. We have just about managed to
break our own planet and now we've started firing lumps of metal
at Mars. Given the environmental dustbin we've created here in only
a few short years, Earth is probably known throughout alien worlds
as the anti-social neighbour of the galaxy. If aliens ever do come
down and land, it'll probably be to serve us with an eviction notice.
Perhaps that has already happened. Perhaps the proposed Moonbase
and the manned trip to Mars marks the start of the process. Perhaps
George W Bush knows something we don't.
Last month's poll result.
Issue 9 of wreckered asked the
question "Is Scotland Full of A****holes?" The majority
of respondents voted Yes, with one reader from Paisley reckoning
it was a split vote. Thanks to all who took part in the survey.