“The loneliness of the long-distance exoplanetary anthropologist…”
There are two kinds of offworld anthropology: Near Distance and Long Distance. With typical Earth-centrism, the “distance” is measured in light years from the Blue Marble. Try explaining to a Gorgolian that he’s “Long Distance” when you’re on his doorstep.
At least Gorgolians won’t spit in your face when you try to interview them about the meaning of bio-zeppelin design in their culture. Read more…
(via Savage Minds)