Come The Old Ones

So first it was a green blob in space seen through the Hubble telescope, but now the scientists are wising up. They’re starting to realize that when the Old Ones come, it’s not going to be all rose petals and lace. No, Sir. According to a paper published by scientist Conway Morris either we’re alone, or we’re the main course. That’s right, Yog-Sothoth isn’t coming back with good intention. Surprise.

Conway’s paper, published by Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, presents a reasonable argument, pointing out that any species heading for Earth, like humans, have been subject to forces of evolution. And you can see what evolution has done to us.

We’re horrible.

What Conway obviously misses is that the Old Ones are NOTHING like us, but in fact so beyond our experience that trying to anticipate their arrival in any meaningful way is absurd.

According to another author from the same publication, psychologist Albert Harrison, should aliens arrive, their presence would probably be greeted with joy as opposed to horror.  Foolish humans. Perhaps instead of consulting professional journals of scientific thought, one should consult the interpretation of canon as put down by Rachel Gray in the excellent What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu.

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