Should We Tell ET We're Not Perfect?

from the we're-not? dept has a column talking about what sort of message we want to put out into the world when trying to communicate with other life forms beyond Earth. The suggestion is that unlike someone on a first date who feels the need to act perfect, we might wanat to admit our little imperfections that make us uniquely human. Of course, the biggest mistake here might simply be the assumption that any alien species will happen to discover us by the method by which we try to communicate with them.

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