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  •  Actually I think humans would find aliens who (6+ / 0-)

    are radically different to be monstrous rather then entertaining. Hell we can't even get past differences in skin color or eye shapes much less getting into tentacles or slime except in horror movies. We are stuck in the animal we started from in many of our responses or even in our ability to get beyond all the built in stuff.

    Maybe the reason they aren't dropping by is that it would be seriously expensive and what would all the effort gain us as a species. You can bankrupt countries and civilizations in efforts that do nothing to feed or house people except in the work they provide. But those efforts also eat up resources which leads to enviro problems.

    I don't like to get into primate poo fights but I think that nuclear has too bad a rep because like many scientific discoveries, quickly are moved into production to make profits... We are our own lab very often and maybe a lot of other planets, if they develop life capable of interstellar travel had lab experiments blow up or kill everyone with some chemical spill.

    I have read about small compact nuclear and it sounds good. We seriously can not rely just on solar to maintain systems... especially our agricultural system at the very least without a huge die back. Farmers in the US have power because they sell a lot of what they grow to others helping our balance of trade and feeding them at the same time. Populations grow when food is plentiful.

    I want to go to Europe for a few years and maybe Asia but the cost and the hassle to do it dragging oxygen (life support) is a barrier. I think it would be the same thing for any other planets considering space travel. I do think we should get out in our own system at the very least... the old "don't put all your eggs in one basket" idea. But the cost may be too big and actually harm us more.

    I like sci fi because it helps to step out of ones own framework defined by biology to see some truths.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 07:29:24 AM PDT

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