Tomorrow's Discoveries:

Exploring Alternative Realities

Beyond the clouds
across the stars
are worlds of azure sunlight
with methane rain

Worlds of frozen hydrogen
and spheres of golden haze –
Planets waiting
to be discovered
with life forms
that have seen no human gaze

Our greatest surprise is waiting:
& someday we'll encounter creatures
regarding us as tasty treats.

As you munch on your chicken breast,
or put another burger away,
contemplate this:

Are there creatures in the universe
who prefer human flesh
flambéed with Lithian grapes?
Gwen: Ah, here on Earth there are still a lot of life forms were haven't discovered.
Tara: Yeah, that's because we still haven't discovered ourselves.
Noel: Huh? I'm not talking about science – not mysticism.
Tara: I know. Most people's definition of "science" is too narrow.
Orapan: (diplomatically pausing) Maybe. Actually, each scientific theory seems to invite the question: who are we?