Thursday, 5 August 2004
Who invented aliens?
While talking about films, someone jokingly said that they thought that America 'invented' aliens for the sake of US films. The conversation drifted then on to who did 'invent' aliens? Rather, my question is, what are the earliest recorded popular references to the concept of aliens? If the response is that there is some obscure reference in 10,000BC in some ancient manuscript, when did the notion of aliens become part of popular culture?