For anyone that is having trouble writing, try explaining what you are trying to write to a seven year-old. David gets kudos today for helping me sort out the importance of alien contact in the future. It was an unrelated conversation that really kicked my mind forward with regard to the potential hazards of contact with aliens. Not from the prospective of us being the subordinate race but from the prospective of being the superior race. The Earth paradox is that if our planet was not unstable and did not have periodic climate shifts and mass extinctions we would not be here as the dominant race, however this is a contrary environment for creating and sustaining life so it is more likely that we will encounter life on other planets that are very stable and evolution that is a very slow process because environmental reasons for evolution are not present.
So if you are suffering writer’s block or having difficulty word-smithing a concept, explain it to a seven year-old! LOL