They'Re Made Out of Meat

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“They’re Made Out of Meat” They’re Made Out of Meat is about two people talking about communicating with outer space aliens. Guy A is explaining to Guy B that “aliens” are made out of meat. He says they have probed them and found out they even have meat brains. Guy A remarks, “Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat.” Also, apparently they communicate with us using machines that they made themselves. You know how meat makes sounds when you flap it around, well Guy A says that’s how they talk to us and that’s what we’re hearing. In the beginning, Guy B just thinks that Guy A is telling him a bunch of nonsense, but then eventually buys into it. When I first read this short story I thought this was the stupidest thing ever and I felt like reading this for extra credit was an insult to my intelligence. But then I thought, what is meat? Meat is “the flesh; the essence or important part of something” according to the dictionary. It turns out; this story actually has deeper meaning! In reality, the “aliens” are really us humans. When I thought about it, humans are made of meat, our flesh, muscles, etc; we have brains too. When they talk about the flapping noises the aliens make when they talk and how they are communicating, they mean our mouths and tongues. The machines that the aliens made to converse with are actually humans’ mobile devices, radios, televisions, etc. Guy A says, “First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the universe, contact other sentients, and swap ideas and information. That's the message they're sending out by radio. ‘Hello. Anyone out there. Anybody home.’ That sort of thing." This to me sounds a lot like how we humans try to talk to real aliens, which I think are actually Guy A and Guy B. After I finally got the real meaning of this story, I think it was okay. I liked it because it made you

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