Conversations with my alien son
A dinner conversation about that discovery of possible alien megastructures at the star KIC 8462852:
Me: So today I read an interesting news story. Scientists were studying a distant star when they noticed strange flickers of light that could have been caused by alien structures. Aliens!
Alden: I don’t think so.
Me: What do you mean, you don’t think so?
Alden: If there are aliens, why haven’t they abducted me yet?
Me: I ask myself that every day.