Message From Mars
We, the amoebae collective of mars, send you a message of explanation. We are aware that you now know of our presence. This was unforeseen and has prompted this response.
We had intended to evolve as you had, from sea slug to fish to a
quadruped to a bipedal of limited intelligence.
Instead we decided to wait and observe your behavior before
commencing our evolution. We have witnessed your move from a tribal species to one that can create great civilizations. Your achievements have been impressive.
However we became concerned with your social and technological changes in the last century. As a result of considerable debate, we decided to remain as we are and wait for a better role model.
Good luck with your experiments.
(c) Nigel Baker circa 2005