Have Tardigrades, will travel
With additional commentary vis-a-vis Aliens
‘One small step for the water-bear, one giant leap for tardigrade-kind’
Like most people (I imagine) I’m fan of the moss-piglet. And as interplanetary colonizers from earth go, a much better choice than those grim homo sapiens and their machinations for interstellar domination. As far as I know, tarigrades harbor no such feelings… they live only to… eh… live, probably.
In any event, some people are NOT happy about this…
And I… kinda… get what they’re saying. But fucking up the ecology of the planet/solar system/galaxy is kinda our thing. (Some might say, destiny) A recent survey of our accomplishments would suggest this is unlikely to change in the near-term. Its like asking people not to litter. Getting upset when they do litter. And then despairing that people can’t behave themselves… Also capitalism… which is probably at fault here (when we get to the lowest common denominator, ha ha). The universe is a BRUTAL place… it does not care about us and our cute desire to expand our influence to the stars. Would we upset if an asteroid crashed into the moon and contaminated it with frozen microbial life from another system. No. We would likely hail this as amazing!
In any event. I imagine it went something like this…
We’re on the express elevator to hell… going down!!
Of course when the tardigrades realize they’re ‘colonizers’ on a cold, airless, radiation blasted, tidally locked rock.
Well that’s great, that’s just fuckin’ great man. Now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We’re in some real pretty shit now man… That’s it man, game over man, game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?
Meanwhile… scientists back on earth…