The blogosphere this week noticed a claim by Paul Hellyer, former Canadian defense minister, that people from other planets do indeed exist:
“[I’ve] been getting from various sources [that] there are about 80
different species and some of them look just like us and they could walk
down the street and you wouldn’t know if you walked past one.”
Canada . . . it is no accident that the X-Files television series was filmed in Vancouver. (That is why it was always cloudy — and you don't see so many Douglas firs in northern Virginia.)
In hot-blooded Santa Fe, N.M., however, they don't just write blog comments about the existence or non-existence of aliens.
They interrupt "a sex act" involving a gun to threaten their partner over the "Do aliens exist?" question — or so says the Albuquerque Journal. I don't think that Smith & Wesson will be using Jennifer McCarthy in their advertising.
"“Who is crazy, you or me?" is still begging the question, however. Is it crazy to believe or not to believe?
UPDATE: Ms. McCarthy is novelist Cormac McCarthy's third ex-wife.