If one day, we are discovered by scientists, what will they call us?

  • masculumpedes

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    Jan 08, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
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    Perhaps I am a mystery.
    Perhaps I am somewhat rare.
    I have lived my life for generations, nameless, aloof, because man cannot master that which he cannot name.
    The days pass by, one like the other, until......
    If one day, we are discovered by scientists, what will they call us?
    Will it be a name that honors the ones who found us?
    Will it be a name to match our kin?
    Will it be the name of the place where we live?
    Only one thing is certain: We will be named, and our innocence will be taken and nailed to the pages of a thousand biology journals.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    If they're smart.... "assholes." icon_biggrin.gif
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rnK6HW-Pvs
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    Jan 08, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    We'll make great pets...

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    Jan 08, 2010 12:42 PM GMT
    well, I was discovered by a scientist once.
    He said he liked my ass icon_razz.gif
  • drypin

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    Jan 08, 2010 1:09 PM GMT
    Hominus pudginus
  • inuman

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    Jan 08, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    The missing link in evolution icon_lol.gif What we said that about the cro-magnon icon_biggrin.gif didn't we???
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    Jan 08, 2010 1:44 PM GMT
    goo that resembles ejaculatory fluid...

    Well that's the hope!
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    Jan 08, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    We will assume the title of the once called Neanderthal. Undeveloped by their standards and socially backwards.
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    A lot will depend on their cladistic philosophy, and how thorough they are. We could end up classified as a subspecies of chimpanzee, at least initially. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    Blue_83 saidA lot will depend on their cladistic philosophy, and how thorough they are. We could end up classified as a subspecies of chimpanzee, at least initially. icon_razz.gif


    We may very well be... after all OUR cladistic philosophy may not be correct either.
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    "Ohms". It has been fortold:
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:27 PM GMT
    They will call us Hot Pockets.
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:44 PM GMT
    The pathetic fallacy is nonsense, of course, and has been widely criticized in painting and literature. So why should it be used against science? If indeed the process of what is in effect botany, of the labeling and collection of specimens, constitutes science at all. The modern conception says that they do not.

    Those of us who practice science in modernity find ourselves, every day, in a greater state of humility at the astonishing structure we find in nature; we are driven by the incredible beauty of it, something that I cannot convey in words but only in mathematics. To the modern scientist, even the idea of compiling a bestiary is fraught with subtle difficulties.

    It's an appealing and pervading myth. Since humans began to farm, our mythology has been riddled with fear of "upsetting" or "despoiling" nature; what you describe is just a modern equivalent of this. We must ensure our activities on this planet do not destroy ourselves, and perhaps others, but the discussion of ethics that must be made is of far order above this antediluvian invocation of the pathetic fallacy.
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    double said"Ohms". It has been fortold:


    Wow, that is really cool!