Dude’s discovery of a world like no other – Update 1
Some of you will recall me telling you about the planet that Dude discovered last year (https://etandi.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/dudes-discovery-of-a-world-like-no-other/. Two days ago, while I was operating on an ingrown toe nail and wincing like a baby, Dude paid me a visit and had a giggle at the sounds I was making. He thought it was really entertaining. He just kept egging me on, “Pull out the dead bit of your toe nail. Get it over and done with !” But it was hurting too much and I couldn’t do it. Anyway, I turned it around on Dude and asked him “So any updates on your new planet ?” And much to my surprise, he answered in the affirmative and told me the following.
His people, who you will recall have a small party of people visiting the planet incognito, are learning more about these strange aliens every day. In Dude’s words, their knowledge is “evolving” at a rapid rate. They recently discovered something that has really surprised them. They have discovered that there is a small percentage of their people, who in the presence of others of their kind (and even the Muajra in disguise) involuntarily transform into mirror images of their bodies – complete with the same genetic composition. In other words, they accidentally shape shift and they can’t control it. They maintain the same personality and memories but their genetic makeup now mimics someone near by. At this point, the Muajra seem quite confused by this and they see the aliens as dangerous. Dude didn’t elaborate on why they see them as dangerous but I had a sense that it’s because these transformations are uncontrollable. Perhaps that adds a certain volatility to their social stability or maybe it’s because if they ever reach space faring maturity, they’ll pose a danger to other races. Dude also didn’t elaborate on whether these “mutants” replicate the real appearance of his people, when they’ve transformed into one of them or if they’ve replicated the incognito appearance or if they’ve discovered that these particular mutants have a very peculiar genetic structure (one that must mimic the silicon structures of the Muajra).
At this point, the whole thing is a bit of a detective story, with nothing for Dude’s race to compare to. The likes of these aliens has never been discovered anywhere before. Yet Dude is sure, that somewhere in the vast records of the great collective, there must be a record of the ancient race that created this world and its people.
I wish I could tell you more but unfortunately Dude only gives me tid bits of information and I’m limited by how I perceive what he explains to me.
I see a lot of contradictions for which I have no explanation and I’m as dumbfounded as you are, by what Dude has shared with me. But if Dude says that these aliens are weird, they must be really damned weird ! But in addition to being weird and beyond comprehension, he and I both find them equally fascinating !