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    Quote Originally Posted by Styygens View Post
    Or we could all drown in a flood of Biblical Proportions!!!



    Although I'm a little confused about where all that volume of water will come from and where it will recede to afterwards...
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    C2CAM: They Come In Peace... Not

    The Alien War Machine will arrive on Dec. 21. Will you fight?



    (Note: Can anyone explain why a hostile invasion force wouldn't simply dump asteroids on us, or release a lethal, fast-acting virus or bacteria targetted against humans? Why risk their crews in tripod attack vehicles?)

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    Why risk their crews in tripod attack vehicles?)
    -because they need humans as slaves to extract resources on Earth gravity with Earth atmosphere (some ancient aliens folks submit this seriously)

    -because the low-tech conquering and killing is part, or most, of the fun for a particularly aggressive species. Like the Predator.

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    C2CAM Reptoids!

    David was right! Reptoid aliens want to swallow you whole!!!

    This:


    or this:



    OK. I'm looking forward to that last one...

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    If it's the Asari, I'm coming out, with my pants down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    -because they need humans as slaves to extract resources on Earth gravity with Earth atmosphere (some ancient aliens folks submit this seriously).
    Which makes one ponder the cost/benefit of organic slaves versus robotic machines.

    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    -because the low-tech conquering and killing is part, or most, of the fun for a particularly aggressive species. Like the Predator.
    Also an interesting ponderable: would such an aggressive species survive itself long-enough to achieve interstellar travel? But we need to consider our own species as a datapoint for this...

    Please, all, discuss.

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    Also an interesting ponderable: would such an aggressive species survive itself long-enough to achieve interstellar travel? But we need to consider our own species as a datapoint for this...

    Please, all, discuss.
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    Which makes one ponder the cost/benefit of organic slaves versus robotic machines.
    Not to mention the logistics of communicating with, feeding and maintaining your slaves.

    Also an interesting ponderable: would such an aggressive species survive itself long-enough to achieve interstellar travel? But we need to consider our own species as a datapoint for this...

    Please, all, discuss.
    Well, in the fields of aerodynamics, anatomy, computing and manufacturing, a lot of advances come from wartime even though its a small fraction of total time.

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    Hubris, scorched earth, and undesirable genetic mutation.

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    C2CAM: Off the Air

    Then there's the possibility of a Carrington Event.

    A what?

    A Carrington Event. A massive solar storm that hits the earth with an EMP effect knocking out everything electrical.



    It would be a bit like SM Stirling's Emberverse novels, or that rip off Revolution TV show. We would be reduced to 19th Century technology overnight. But firearms would still work, so less swashbuckling.


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