Imagine, an alien observer might want to undertake a study of humanity on Planet Earth. Not necessarily would he (or she or it or them or ) regard mankind as a particular kind of virus - as was suggested by members of that species down here.

But, being alien to this life form on Planet Earth, would have to develop instruments for observation: measuring devices, micro- or macroscopes and the like.

Certainly, being interested in patterns of long term development, also would need gear for recording what has happened to humanity in the time-space-continuum: a HISTOLABIUM maybe.




h.j.krysmanski 2001