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Mom, please don't bother with that channel, how many times do I have to tell you those people are idiots.

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I don't know Mom, I'm watching the same news coverage you are.

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We don't know if they understand the difference between a weapon and a tool.

#qt3755470 / read by Teja-84

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Every conversation would be a game. Every idea expressed through opposition, victory, defeat.

#qt3568705-2 / read by Shuja-34

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Let's say that I taught them Chess instead of English.

#qt3568705-1 / read by Teja-84

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If all I ever gave you was a hammer... Everything's a nail...

#qt3470477 / read by Teja-84

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I forgot how good it felt to be held by you.

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You know what surprised me the most? It wasn't meeting them. It was meeting you.

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You know, I've had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as I can remember.

#qt3464822-3 / read by Teja-84

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Maybe I'd say what I feel more often. But I... I don't know.

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If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?

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As I watch you steer us around these communication traps that I didn't even know existed, it's like, 'what?' I guess that's why I'm single.

#qt3464821 / read by Teja-84

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The next most plausible theory is that Sheena Easton had a hit song at each of these sites in 1980. So, we just don't know.

#qt3464820-3 / read by Shuja-34

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The most plausible theory is that they chose places on earth with the lowest incidence of lightning strikes.

#qt3464820-2 / read by Narmadha-83

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Why did they park where they did? The world's most decorated experts can't crack that one.

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I don't know. I was thinking Abbott and Costello.

#qt3464819 / read by Teja-84

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This is why you're both here. I'll bring the coffee...

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How about we just talk to them before we start throwing math problems at them?

#qt3464817-4 / read by Narmadha-83

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I've prepared a list of questions to go over, starting with a series of handshake binary sequences...

#qt3464817-3 / read by Narmadha-83

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And beyond that, how did they get here? Are they capable of faster-than-light travel?

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Priority one: What do they want and where are they from?

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Priority one: What do they want and where are they from?

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You want me to chase you? You better run!

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Stick 'em up! Are you the sheriff in this here town? These are my tickle guns, and I'm gonna getcha!

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Okay. Okay. Come back to me. Come back to me. Come back to me.

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It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order.

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I used to think this was the beginning of your story.

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We're so bounded by time, by its order. But now I am not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings.

#qt3357766 / read by Shuja-34

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Yeah, it affects how you see everything.

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It's the theory that the language you speak determines how you think and...

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If you immerse yourself into a foreign language, then you can actually rewire your brain.

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_So_ you can see what's to come. But time, it isn't the same for them. It's non-linear.

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If you learn it, when you really learn it, you begin to perceive time the way that they do.

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The weapon is their language. They gave it all to us. Do you understand what that means?

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Despite knowing the journey... and where it leads... I embrace it. And I welcome every moment of it.

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So, Hannah... This is where your story begins. The day they departed.

#qt3299129-1 / read by Teja-84

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The show is called 'Mommy and Daddy Talk to Animals'.

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I forgot how good it felt to be held by you.

#qt3268567 / read by Shuja-34

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Trust me, you can, uh, understand communication and still end up single.

#qt3268238 / read by Narmadha-83

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We're a world with no single leader. It's impossible to deal with just one of us.

#qt3265746 / read by Subhajit-81

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Like their ship or their bodies, their written language has no forward or backward direction.

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And biggest of all, we need to have enough vocabulary with them that we understand their answer.

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We need to find out, do they make conscious choices or is their motivation so instinctive that they don't understand a 'why' question at all.

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And 'purpose' requires an understanding of intent.

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Well, the cornerstone of civilization isn't language, it's science.

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There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived.

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Gravisti. He says it means an argument. What do you say it means?

#qt3189924 / read by Subhajit-81

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You know what surprised me the most? It wasn't meeting them. It was meeting you.

#qt3167299-2 / read by Shuja-34

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You know I've had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as I can remember.

#qt3167299-1 / read by Narmadha-83

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And remember what happened to the Aborigines. A more advanced race nearly wiped 'em out.

#qt3155383 / read by Teja-84

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Sure there is. Just grab a history book. The British with India, the German with Rwanda...

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We have to consider the idea that our visitors are prodding us to fight among ourselves until only one faction prevails.

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Now that's a proper introduction.

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