ALIENS WOULD JUST PASS US BY
The idea behind the campaign was to make people so depressed they would book two weeks in Torremolinos in June to have something to look forward to.
The only extreme weather that gets me down is gale force winds because I have an irrational belief that one day my roof will be blown away. If the whole house goes, I just hope we don’t end up in Kansas.
Snow, rain and cold are to be expected at this time of year, as are short days with skies like shrouds, which is why T V channels screen programmes like Death In Paradise in January. My sunshine back-up is a box-set of Tom Selleck’s Magnum PI. The Caribbean or Hawaii, take your choice.
Back on home front reality, you always get the occasional crisp sunny day, in and among the dour, to remind you spring really is just around the corner.
It may be a long, slow corner, but it’s on its way. Trust me, I’m an optimist.
RADIO energy bursts from deep space could be evidence of alien life using technology far more advanced than our own. That’s the opinion of Professor Avi Loeb of the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the US.
He stated his case after FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts) were recorded from billions of light years away. Previously, he and fellow Harvard academic Manasvi
Lingam, have speculated FRBs could be caused by an energy source powering interstellar spaceships that are 20 times bigger than the largest ocean-going cruise ship ever built.
“That’s big enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even intergalactic distances,” Lingam has said.
It is all fascinating speculation, but we know there must be life out there. Will it come as tourists, settlers, invaders or curious explorers? I think it’s more likely they will take one look at the mess we’ve made of this planet and keep on going.
Escape January with Ardal O’Hanlon in Death in Paradise