We are not alone Myth in The Spaceport | World Anvil

We are not alone

The Truth is out there.
— Fox Mulder

The Spaceport Crew Members fall into two categories: those who know that aliens exist and those who don't. Visitors from off world can determine which way an individual believes by looking for a small green stripe on the lower edge of these badges. Those with a gold corner on top of the green stripe are actually not from Earth. Those with red stripes should be considered exoskeptics and treated accordingly.


Extra-terrestrial visitors are encouraged to check the badges of anyone they encounter before revealing their offworld origins.

If aliens were ever proven to exist, there would be mass panic.
— SETI executive

Humans have a tendancy to panic or become catatonic upon encountering proof that aliens exist. Galactic Alliance authorities have placed Earth under interdiction until their culture can come to grips with their place in the universe. Until then, anyone breaking the interdiction will be subject to proscecution by the authorities. Of course, there have been many infractions due to Earth's distance from any semblance of law.

Regardless of how unlikely the consequences may be, all visitors are reminded that while human reactions to aliens are hilarious, it is illegal to torment the natives. Besides, it is just poor form to take advantage of lesser beings in this way. Behave yourselves and show them how polite society interacts. Eventually with enough good examples, the humans will be ready to believe aliens are not all out to destroy them.

Summary

Vibrant and varied life exists throughout the universe. Humanity is only a tiny speck in that vastness.

Cultural Reception

In general, humans do not believe that aliens exist. Those who do are considered insane, so those who believe generally keep quiet.

While this belief has nothing to do with religion, some people consider it to be heretical, unwilling to consider this greater universe view.



Cover image: by Deleyna via Canva

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Jul 30, 2023 16:27 by E. Christopher Clark

I *adore* this. Nicely done!

Check out my progress on the Cabinet of Curiosities
Jul 31, 2023 01:10 by Deleyna Marr

Thanks! I had SO much fun!

Deleyna
Aug 12, 2023 19:27

Sad to say I'm closer to a red stripe than green, but happy to know that some aliens would check my badge and not humiliate me for their own jokes! Well the good ones anyway. I love this identification system, and seeing how some extraterrestrials react would take advantage of it!

Aug 12, 2023 22:25 by Deleyna Marr

Thanks! Yes, the interactions at the 'port tend to be entertaining.

Deleyna
Aug 17, 2023 09:17

Just one quote and now I will be humming the X-file theme for the rest of the day.
Nice one!

Have a look at my Cabinet of Curiosities entries or my entry for Tillerz Duckuary: Die Ruinen von Duckistan!
Aug 17, 2023 17:30 by Deleyna Marr

Giggle. Yep. Excellent!

Deleyna
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