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 Post subject: Re: Andromeda Strain
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I don't like the idea of this. But I see it happening.

Mankind have always been the most destructive motherfuckers on the face of this planet, and this is no exception.

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This "humanity is cancer" misanthropic bullshit is getting stale. We are what we are, no apologies or excuses necessary, and we have the same right to exist as bacteria and viruses do.


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Stigmata wrote:
This "humanity is cancer" misanthropic bullshit is getting stale. We are what we are, no apologies or excuses necessary, and we have the same right to exist as bacteria and viruses do.

LOL at the absurdity of having to argue that people are at least as worthy as microorganisms.


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By the way,
Stephen King's "The Stand" is precisely about such a scenario...and well written too.
(till about a third of the way in - where he goes all esoteric as usual...)


That book was AWESOME and the miniseries from 1994 was well done too!

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I love your scientific inquiry Erebus.


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I love your scientific inquiry Erebus.


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Pretty cool story. I am surprised that this guy didn't die due to hypothermia.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... ffect.html

And of course he was a loner, but... Mr Skyllberg's girlfriend had left him by the time he disappeared.

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A bit of Islamic extremism in action. This is what took place in Libya not long after Gaddafi's demise.


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"There has been no genetic change since we were hunter-gatherers, but deep in the mind of modern man is a simple hunter-gatherer rule: strive to acquire power and use it to lure women who will bear heirs; strive to acquire wealth and use it to buy affairs with other men’s wives who will bear bastards . . . Wealth and power are means to women; women are means to genetic eternity.

Likewise, deep in the mind of modern woman is the same hunter-gatherer calculator, too recently evolved to have changed much: strive to acquire a provider husband who will invest food and care in your children; strive to find a lover who can give those children first-class genes. Only if she is very lucky will they both be the same man . . . Men are to be exploited as providers of parental care, wealth and genes." - Matt Ridley "The Red Queen"

"Humor won’t save you; it doesn’t really do anything at all. You can look at life ironically for years, maybe decades; there are people who seem to go through most of their lives seeing the funny side, but in the end, life always breaks your heart. Doesn’t matter how brave you are, how reserved, or how much you’ve developed a sense of humor, you still end up with your heart broken. That’s when you stop laughing. In the end there’s just the cold, the silence and the loneliness. In the end, there’s only death." - Houellebecq


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Erebus wrote:
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I love your scientific inquiry Erebus.


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Pretty cool story. I am surprised that this guy didn't die due to hypothermia.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... ffect.html

And of course he was a loner, but... Mr Skyllberg's girlfriend had left him by the time he disappeared.


Women, they can always be counted on to stand by their men. :facepalm:

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What's wrong with that?

When I started at my current job there was a flyer for a dinner of one of the scientists that worked on the biological part of the microchip (the one like in Revelations hailing the 666 mark of the beast). The thing powers itself off nerve impulses and only works in certain areas of the body. Guess were, the forehead, and right hand. Left hand for some reason couldn't be coaxed into maintaining operation.


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Challenger Deep reached. Fucking fantastic. First Lake Vostok surface, then this.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... ience-sub/

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"There has been no genetic change since we were hunter-gatherers, but deep in the mind of modern man is a simple hunter-gatherer rule: strive to acquire power and use it to lure women who will bear heirs; strive to acquire wealth and use it to buy affairs with other men’s wives who will bear bastards . . . Wealth and power are means to women; women are means to genetic eternity.

Likewise, deep in the mind of modern woman is the same hunter-gatherer calculator, too recently evolved to have changed much: strive to acquire a provider husband who will invest food and care in your children; strive to find a lover who can give those children first-class genes. Only if she is very lucky will they both be the same man . . . Men are to be exploited as providers of parental care, wealth and genes." - Matt Ridley "The Red Queen"

"Humor won’t save you; it doesn’t really do anything at all. You can look at life ironically for years, maybe decades; there are people who seem to go through most of their lives seeing the funny side, but in the end, life always breaks your heart. Doesn’t matter how brave you are, how reserved, or how much you’ve developed a sense of humor, you still end up with your heart broken. That’s when you stop laughing. In the end there’s just the cold, the silence and the loneliness. In the end, there’s only death." - Houellebecq


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