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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 3:35 p.m. PST

…. humans will DESTROY aliens to fuel growth of our own civilisation



Cacique Caribe08 Jun 2018 4:13 p.m. PST

Does that make us bad? :)

Are all these news stories meant to get us to disarm ourselves?

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

I think genocide qualifies as "bad".

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

I've always found this amusing when asking such a question.
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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 5:33 p.m. PST

"I think genocide qualifies as "bad"."

Does it though?

We pretty much committed genocide against Polio and small pox.

Were we bad to do that?

rvandusen08 Jun 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

The headline of the article misrepresents what Berezin is saying:

"Berezin doesn't say that humankind will do this out of malice or anger just that it is the natural way of things."

"They simply [will] not realize, in the same way that a construction team demolishes an anthill to build a property because it has no incentives to protect it," he explains.

Essentially, it's Darwinian principles taken into outer space."

I wonder what percentage of species that had ever lived on our planet were extinct before humans developed beyond the level of an Australopithecus? 90%, 98%?

coopman08 Jun 2018 6:05 p.m. PST

Aliens are probably studying us and saying, "What the hell is wrong with these people? We're definitely removing Earth from our list of possible vacation spots".

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 7:05 p.m. PST

is survival bad? I think not

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jun 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

Didn't I already post this? evil grin

Cacique Caribe08 Jun 2018 10:04 p.m. PST

Yep. You've been Tangoed!

PS. Anyway, who are WE to stand in the way of survival of the fittest, right? We must try to get along but, if that's not an option, the alternate choice is pretty clear. We just need to find the right dipping sauce for their flesh. :)
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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 10:22 p.m. PST

I'm fairly sure wiping out a microbial disease doesn't fit the definition of genocide.

I'm also surprised to see the alternative to survival is genocide. Seems a bit extreme. Even Ender came up with that conclusion & that was fiction.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART09 Jun 2018 3:13 a.m. PST

It's always a lot of fun until someone loses an eye.

Cacique Caribe09 Jun 2018 4:10 a.m. PST

Or a tasty tentacle (tasticle?). :)


Stryderg09 Jun 2018 8:23 a.m. PST

CC – We can market those as: Tasty Tickles
I mean, come on…who doesn't like something that's tasty, and tickles are fun!

We'll make a killing! …ummm, a huge profit.
I wonder if they'll taste good frozen?

Cacique Caribe09 Jun 2018 10:33 a.m. PST


WOW, I like how you think!

Maybe all official first contact missions should be preceded by an unofficial DNA sample collection one … and a taste test or two.

The taste tests will determine how well the diplomatic relations are gonna go during the official first contact meeting. :)


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 11:26 a.m. PST



Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

Or a tasty tentacle (tasticle?). :)

A "tasticle"?

Exactly what part of the creature are you eating?!?

Zephyr109 Jun 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

^^ Threadwinner!

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

Thank you. I'm appearing nightly at the club.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Actually, if the aliens taste great, that pretty much guarantees their long term survival. Cows, chickens, turkeys, and, Heaven knows, pigs, are in no danger of ever going extinct, at least by human action.

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