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Am I the only one who thought SR Hadden...


would turn out to be an alien?

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Maybe he could have been but to what end? I could understand an alien civilization trying to bring humans into the fold slowly by adding in their own element, disguised as a human, to move humanity in a direction that makes sense to the aliens. This is kind of the basis of They Live with somewhat a darker edge. But why bring on a great engineer and titan of industry then suddenly spring the alien signal on humanity? I guess it would make more sense if it were made apparent that SR had a direct hand in the kinds of communications technology that lead to the discovery instead of just sponsoring a project that may or may not come across the signal.

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