Thursday, September 15, 2016

What does the dog make of the elevator?

I was thinking about how alien other intelligences are--partly because of a conversation about the movie Solaris (1972), which does a wonderful job of intimating how truly alien alien life would likely be.

We don't have to go to outer space to encounter the incomprehensible.
I'm house sitting an old dog. Because she's a bit gimpy, we take the elevator to go outside.
She happily gets in, turns to face the door and waits patiently, then happily gets out on the ground floor.

I have no idea how the dog experiences this alien thing.

[Solaris ^]

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