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« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2003, 12:27:49 pm »

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Oh, and Omni-Samna:  Not to be a party pooper, but there are a lot of ppl that believe that love, no matter hown nice and warm and fuzzy it is, its a simple biological mean of making sure that the mates stay together for long enough to protect the offspring, and give them a better chance to reach maturity. you see this in the Animal Kingdom as well. Of course, whatever the reasons, it's still a great thing Smiley


My biological systems seem to be malfunctioning then...
But I do believe that it's completely chemical, as cynical and unmagical that may be.
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« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2003, 12:28:20 pm »

The Slylandro explain how they evolved intelligence. They started out as social hunters, capturing drifting phytoplankton and eating it. Sorta like herbavorial wolves. They evolved intelligence in order to better communicate with each other and herd the phytoplankton more effiecently. This gave rise to a fairly peaceful and highly communicative society -- appearently, their intelligence made harvesting phytoplankton so efficient that there never was any real conflict over resources and thus no war. The fact that they are arrested in technological progress -- and thus, there's no strain on resources that an industrial build up would require -- probably also contributes to this lack of conflict.

They're also in no want for space, even considering how little of Source they utilize. The Slylandro speaker says at one point that the nice thing about living on a gas giant is that, if someone is bothering you, you can just easily go somewhere else.

These two facts also mean that the Slylandro can move of their own accord; if they couldn't, they wouldn't be able to herd anything, nor would they be able to simply go away when personalities clashed.

I would also think many Slylandro would jump at the chance at exploring beyond Source themselves. Even if they take a few decades to explore the wonders of the galaxy, that's really very little  time in their mindset. I would imagine they'd use some kind of Vac Suit, like what the Orz use. Can you imagine a Slylandro stomping around the starbase in those? Espeically with their glowy bits showing?

I don't, however, think they would be expansionistic. They have plenty of room on Source, no real economic need for expansion, and no natural aggression. I think they would probably expand if only for curiousity sake, but I doubt they'd expand very fast or very far.

Then again, they can take their time. No other known race is going to colonize their perfered landscape.
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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2003, 01:24:06 pm »

I am quite surprised that they are not completely loony by now, having been around since the Precursors and having nothing to talk about in the whole time except clouds.
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« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2003, 08:03:17 pm »

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Chenjesu: Would have no problem with colonization as far as I can see, but would never conquer others. If forced into a war, once they won they would probably set up a new government there and leave. (Like the U.S. and Japan after WW2)


Well, the U.S. didn't leave... We stepped out of their government, though...
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« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2003, 08:08:35 pm »

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But I do believe that it's completely chemical, as cynical and unmagical that may be.


Well, love and desire are two different things... desire is largely chemical, though it can be influenced by the mind; love is many things, and some of them are mental -- i.e. in the realm of information rather than chemistry. If you're 'malfunctioning' badly enough to miss that... ouch.
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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2003, 12:47:32 am »

I still believe they are both chemical, though the former is a much simpler and straightforward form of species survival, the latter goes the roundabout path to ensure species survival over a long term period of time.

And ouch indeed.
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« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2003, 08:52:48 am »

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Well, the U.S. didn't leave... We stepped out of their government, though...


You get my point.  Tongue
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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2003, 10:06:43 pm »

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My biological systems seem to be malfunctioning then...
But I do believe that it's completely chemical, as cynical and unmagical that may be.

Hey, someone finally fighting in my corner!  Cheesy  Here I thought I was all alone.  I most usually am... hehe.

I was just arguing the fact before that we are not 'prgrammed' to procreate.  Sure, it is part of our bilogical process as mammals, but I'd like to think we've grown out of a lot of our primal instincts.  Just as an civilized society should do, procreation should not be all abiyt continuing the race and should be all about love and affection.  Of course, if the Slylandro could make babies, that discussion would be so much more relevant to this question, but alas here we are with nothing to show...   Wink

By the way, until you feel what love really is, it's hard to understand the human desire to "procreate" as you so scientifically put it.  Not that I'm hacking on anybody.  I'm sure you'll all get dates some day, but that day seems a long ways away for some of us...  hehe.   Tongue
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« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2003, 04:15:55 am »

I've learned that people rather cherish the belief that they are more than animals, on the basis of their cognitive abilities.

I'm not saying they're wrong in their belief, of course.

But the world is a bit more desolate and drab without something of  that sort to believe in.
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« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2003, 06:38:48 pm »

A bit more desolate and drab, or a bit more realistic and sad? I'd rather believe, ven if it is just my bodychemistry messing with my mind... It makes most problems go away..
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« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2003, 07:41:26 pm »

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Of course, if the Slylandro could make babies, that discussion would be so much more relevant to this question, but alas here we are with nothing to show...


...well, what ARE those glowy parts good for?
I'd like to think that they can indeed procreate, since some can die or dissolve when they go down too deep into their atmosphere!

As for your other comments, yeah, well, I dunno. Depends on my mood whether I'd like to belief in love or am just driven completely insane by my chemical imbalance, hehehe!
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« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2003, 08:32:48 pm »

... what kind of chemical imbalance are you talking about GM? somehow I get the feeling that it is more closely related to the chemistry of alcohol  Grin

anyway, do the slylandro have babies, or they release spores, or what?
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« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2003, 09:30:26 pm »

I think the reproductive urge is not behind most trouble -- it's delusion and pride.
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« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2003, 05:53:50 am »

Well, gas bags they may be, but still bags. I imagine they must copulate in the manner of jellyfish or slugs.
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« Reply #59 on: April 23, 2003, 03:30:05 am »

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Well, gas bags they may be, but still bags. I imagine they must copulate in the manner of jellyfish or slugs.

And that would be how...?  It seems that the Slylandro are very humanoid in thought, but not in genetic make-up.  I mean, they seem to be "interested" in the "other sex", since they're pretty excited about those whole glowing bits.  They just wish they were human, I guess, although I'd doubt that matches their expansionisitic tendencies, or lack thereof in my opinion.  Wow, big words.
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