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POLL: The Improbable Diversity of Distant Colonies


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tkdguy writes:

If it's an international colony, there's a good chance of a lot of diversity.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
It sells better to the audience
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There's more movement of people than you might think!
14
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The writers are promoting diversity
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Serendipity
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To pander to diverse audiences
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This makes no sense to me
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It's a storytelling mechanism
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no opinion
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It's an 'American' universe
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So what!
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other (explain)
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Because it's TV!
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It's sci-fi. Deal with it.
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It is because colony worlds are young.
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It emphasizes the ragtag nature of the settlement
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People naturally segregate
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP says:

I love sci-fi, and Firefly is one of my favorite series. The boys got me the series on Blu-Ray and I was watching it when I thought about something.

In all of the sci-fi series showing distant human colonies, by and large they are pretty diverse the Asian kids, the black couple, the blond-haired woman in the local tavern which got me thinking really? Many of these distant local colonies seem to have pretty limited transport and tech, and given genetic drift it seems to me that pre-industrial or medieval villages in Asia, Africa and Europe all had one thing in common the villagers looked like each other.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.