Instead of investing in an expensive return trip to the moon (as planned by Presidente Bush), perhaps we humans should send out some sort of intergalactic SOS beacons with a message like the following:
HELP! Those amongst us who believed our planet was flat have developed a system of technological domination that has led to environmental degradation. Our greatest scientists (rocket & nuclear) have developed the implements of global thermonuclear war. We have forgotten the ancient techniques of effective birth control and our growing population is highly dependent on a fuel source of fossils which is half depleted. Use of this fuel has caused atmospheric warming and the sudden increase in frequency of devestating oceanic storms (also droughts, desertification, and arboreal fires). Our wine-making messiah may still float down and save us -- but doubts have arisen for obvious reasons. Apropos of that we send this improbable plea.
In the name of Mom, apple pie, and all that's holy;
Shop till you drop;
Over and out,
The homo sapiens of Earth