I think they all connect because they all seem real but then again theyre not. Its weird to think about if other life was here or has been here and we dont even know it. I dont think those files that other countries have released are real because i think the government would have told nus or we would have found out our selves for now.
This reminded me of the story Puppet Show because the alien had been present on the planet for a long time but just now made itself known. This connects to the article because this bill states that we have evidence and proof of extraterestrial activity and beings on earth as confirmed by government figures such as Ronald Reagan, which shows us the possibility of them being with us on earth if they exist at all. Leaving us to wonder where they are, and what they are as well as will they make themselves known at some point.
I thought of the short story puppet show when aliens come to earth and are greeted by a branch of government that talks to them. It also reminded me of the movie E.T. with not a government but kids that are much less hostile. So overall the whole ordnance seems really cool but pointless as it would waste tax payers money and other resources.
After reading Denver Ordinance 300, other than it being about aliens I don't think it related to any of our stories with the topic of xenophobia. In all of our stories the aliens where already around and introduced or appeared randomly to the human population.
The ordinance reminded me of the story we read in class, Muse. In the story, he made no effort to hide the fact that he had a relationship with an alien. This ordinance would require that of the government, should it ever occur. I thought it was interesting that the ordinance did not apply to living vehicles, or anything that was a living ship. I think I would like to know about a living ship!!!
It reminds me a lot of "Puppet Show." They both consist of humans greeting these extraterrestrial beings, just that this bill lets us be more prepared for a Puppet Show like encounter. It also reminds me of the story about the little girl and the aliens, and just like Puppet Show, this commission would handle alien encounters so the aliens don't base their opinions on the wrong people. However I think this is a poor idea to have a state commission. I believe when dealing with aliens, a board like this should be national, or even international as when it comes to aliens, all of us live in the same place, Earth, and Earth should be prepared to respond when aliens arrive.
The ordinance is thematically similar to the story "Puppet Show" because they both relate to the first contact with an alien species. I feel that the ordinance was intended to prevent the outcome of the story we read in class, where an unprepared people accidentally proved themselves bigots and were likely excluded from the galactic federation. I was distracted when reading the ballot because it said that government agencies have released "files saying that aliens exist. "5. a.Multiple federal government agencies have acknowledged the presence of extraterrestrial intelligent beings, through hundreds of official documents." I have never heard of this, and while I don't research aliens in my free time, I feel that if the government revealed that they knew of alien beings that have made contact with us it would be fairly common knowledge.
This Ordinance bill actually reminds me a lot of the story "The Puppet Show". This is because in the story the humans were unprepared and not ready for visitors from other planets, and the result, even though it was not said, was probably not good as we appeared selfish and egotistical to the aliens thus chasing them away in the end and they left us to eventually destroy each other. I think the ordinance bill ties into this perfectly, what if we had visitors? Would this bill prepare us for their coming? I think it would actually be very helpful in preparing and dealing with aliens from what I read so that way it would not end up like it did in the story and hopefully we could somewhat become friends and move miles ahead in the technology.
After reading "Denver Ordinance 300" I thought of the Twillight episode "Monsters on Maple Street" because the reactions shown in that episode is what I feel the public would most react like if UFO files were released to the people. I think most people would panic while others would be fascinated. I think it would be cool to know if anything is out there but I think its right to keep these files kept away from the public.
The short story Puppet Show comes to mind when reading about this article. When it talks about the government denying all contact with aliens it reminds me of when the U.S military comes down to that small town where everyone has seen this alien and they willingly get everything this alien talks requests. The article also talks about setting up a political relationship with extraterrestrials which reminds me of the alien in Puppet Show testing the people to see if humans are meeting the requirements to be allowed into the alliance.
When I read the Denver Ordinance 300, I thought of the character Garvane, from Puppet Master. How he wanted to speak with the United States government officials. It made me think about how if there was a select group of people in each state, and the time did come when extraterrestrials came to earth, it would be beneficial to have a group of people that are prepared for something like that.
After reading the law I think it would be a waste of money. No one really knows when or how aliens will come to us. To have a group of people standing around and waiting for something to happen would be a mistake when we could be putting money towards other things. In sci fi stories it usually shows how humans were ill prepared for an alien invasion, but there is no threat yet and until there is one i think it would be a mistake to make a law for that specific reason.
I feel like the Denver Ordinance 300 showed connections to xenaphobia because the city fears what's unknown or possibly unknown. Considering the fact that there hasn't been any proof of extraterrestrial beings then I don't see the need to set up a local government welcoming program that's funded by the city. I have never heard of "multiple government agencies" acknowledging the fact that there are any extraterrestrial beings that exist.
After reading about the Denver Ordinance my feelings are indifferent. I don't believe in aliens or any form of extra terrestrial life so I think that to have tax payers pay for an "alien committee" is total crap but I understand that there are people who do believe and people who were willing to pay for this.
After reading this article, I am reminded of the short story, Puppet Show, in which aliens and humans interact face to face and try to form an alliance. The ordinance states that it is, "to require the creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission to help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors in relation to potential encounters or interactions with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles." Puppet show is similar to this ordinance because the encounter between the humans and alien is military operated. The ordinance also expects full cooperation from businesses and individuals, much like the scenario in Puppet Show. If this ordinance is ever passed, I doubt it would receive full credibility from skeptical citizens.
The article reminds me of the short story Puppet Show because in Puppet Show there was an alien that came to Earth and they had to figure out what it was doing here and they had to try to communicate in a civil way. The article was about how we would make a safe way to communicate with aliens because we heard that there was plenty of evidence that aliens were real.
While reading "Denver Ordinance 300" I noticed elements of Xenophobia. The fact is that we don't know much about things that don't surround us everyday and that scares many people. This ballot was very interesting and it reflects on societies thoughts. It seems a little out there to me and a little unecessary to pass something like this, the state could use the money for something much more relevant.
I am surprised to hear that we were voting on an Extraterrestrial committee. I personally do not understand the point and/or purpose of have a committee. What help would they be to us if we were invaded be aliens? An article talking about the committee reads, "Multiple federal government agencies have acknowledged the presence of extraterrestrial intelligent beings, through hundreds of official documents, but have not informed our citizens about how to intelligently and responsibly respond to UFO/extraterrestrial encounters..." (ET Committee). This quote is interesting. Do we know for sure if aliens actually exist?
This article Denver Ordinance 300, i could go both ways i think it could be good wast of time because there is no reason for us to now and there is not any true sign of anything coming to visit us. And then for the people who worrie it might be a good thing to have just to keep the people happy. i think this ties into the class by how far out there it is that people are actually bringing this to other peoples attention. The fear of not knowing.
From reading the Denver Ordinance 300 I connected the initiative to fear. Xenophobic attitudes towards extraterrestrials because they are asking to put this into place. I also related curiosity as the supporters were looking to welcome these Aliens and greet them into Denver. I found it interesting that the Ordinance mentioned, "This puts the U.S. lagging far behind other countries that have released similar files". I don't think this is necessarily true, as many countries have not released anything to fully change the opinions about extraterrestrials.
In the "Denver Ordinance 300" article it is stated that, "Multiple federal government agencies have acknowledged the presence of extraterrestrial intelligent beings, through hundreds of official documents, but have not informed our citizens about how to intelligently and responsibly respond to UFO/extraterrestrial encounters;" (Peckman, Jeff) Implying that our government does deal with extraterrestrial affairs behind our back, which brings to mind the short story "Puppet Master" from our earlier concepts.
After reading the article, I was reminded of the story puppet show. I don't personally believe that the patently absurd idea of Earth being visited by extraterrestrials would be possible. However, if someday we were to visit another (still unlikely, but less so), we should be prepared.
After I read "Denver Ordinance" it made me think of a connection to the "Frankenstein Complex" because of the new creations that are being created like someone did with Frankenstein he was a creation that was in a way that wasn't normal. I think the E.T. is kind of cool to just read and learn more about somethings about it are kind of freaky but at the same time it's something that really interests me and really makes me think about how new things are changing the way we work things in todays world. It brings a whole new meaning to me about what will come next in the world and how much it might actually change things.
This story kind of sounds like we are kind of paranoid that something else is out there. Even though Monsters due on Maple Street was an example of extrapolation I think this "Denver Ordinance 300" is very similar. I think having this might get everyone in a panic at the thought that an extraterrestrial exists. This might be a waste of money especially if this only is seen in Denver.
As I was reading it I thought of a couple stories I have read. In which an alien force came to our planet. In each story they react kinda differently. Partly due to the idea of Xenophobia. So if there is some other form of life outside of this world. How would we react? Would it be hostile in nature or would we give them a chance. Give them certain rights so that they could "prove" themselves. The document explores the idea of the "what if" and what we would do if it came to it. If we were greeted or threatened by E.T.
After reading this article, "The Puppet Show" came to mind. It reminds me of this article because in the story the humans did not seem ready to encounter extraterrestrial figures and wanted to be safe. In the Denver Ordinance, they said "The creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission will help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents." I think that it would not be worth all the money being spend to pass this campaign.
i think that we should probably declassify the documents, and depending on if there is enough solid confirmable evidence . then we can create a commission.
I think that the article connects to the short story, "Random Sample," because in that short story the people of earth we're not prepared for extraterrestrial life, and paid for it. However I think the people who are at the front of this organization are paranoid. And there are more pressing matters in our country that need to be dealt with.