Should We Take the Chance?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Simply the Best.”

NASA is building a new Voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of modern human culture. What belongs onboard?

About 20 years ago, perhaps 30, the National Geographic Society published a piece concerning a Chinese Army of Stone, for lack of a better term, that was unearthed. The army was made of stone – men, horses, weapons, and appeared ready to do battle.

In the midst of this discovery someone found a plaque telling of an ancient search that occurred thousands of years ago. These folks were searching for other humans who might also inhabit Earth. In order to accomplish this search, the powers that be sent out a ship loaded with silks, gold, silver, and spices – good for trade.

The ship was returned after two years with all the trading stock still intact. The people these traders met had no need of these things. Instead, they sought knowledge, requesting craftsmen – silversmiths, goldsmiths, carpenters, physicians, and others possessing great knowledge. The Chinese people obliged this request.

The ship, the crew, and those of great skills and knowledge were never again seen.

Someone in the know surmised that Japan may have been populated during that era.

What is plan B should history repeat itself?

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