How Do You Talk to an Alien?

Television Host and Science Educator
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Bill Nye: Well, that’s just like, just like StarTrek.  Everybody speaks English very well.  Sometimes they have accents, but . . .

We think we know how we came to be here on our world.  We’ve studied this.  How did you come to be?  What are you doing here?  We’ve worked for millennia - or many, many orbits of the sun - to reach this level.  We believe that we came to be about a hundred thousand orbits ago and that life itself started on our world about three billion orbits ago.  When did life start on your world?

And let me say, that’s a nice hat. 

And then he or she would say, “It’s my helmet, it’s my space helmet, because your atmosphere is just—it’s no good for me.”  And so on . . . 

I’d want to know where they came from.  I’d want to know why they wanted—what were they doing asking me what I was doing?  It would be great to know, though, we’re not alone.  That would be a heck of a thing.  It would change the world.

Directed / Produced by
Jonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd