Which defining talents or traits do you feel would be the most important to represent the human race? And which male and female combination would you choose to showcase these to aliens?
For example a musician and a political leader. Or maybe a scientist and a ballet dancer.
I would choose the satisfied, happy, old couple that live far away from civilisation in the woods. Their typical day might be to wake slowly in each others arms, walk in the woods talking with the flora & fauna collecting berries and herbs, swim in the cool of the water holes, an afternoon siesta beneath an ancient tree over-looking a vast valley below, home to very slowly cooked nutritious meal using their gatherings and watching the stars go by.
For no reason than that they would appear to be better at making choices than the rest of us.
This is a hard question for me because the traits and values I find the most important are not necessarily the most representative of the human race at large. For example, I value wisdom, integrity and freedom very highly, but those values aren’t shared by the vast majority of the world, as evidenced by the fact that ~80% of humanity is religious, and dogmatism and proselytism are in direct opposition to the values I listed above. Also, because I don’t know the full spectrum of other people’s personalities and therefore can’t fully approve of them, it’d be hard to pick someone other than myself and, by extension, my girlfriend, but someone like Sam Harris, who has a good mix of wisdom, intelligence, open-mindedness and critical thinking would be a good fit in my opinion.