(urth) note Re: Short Sun blog
jwilson at io.com
Mon Sep 27 18:15:14 PDT 2010
On 9/27/2010 6:48 AM, David Stockhoff wrote:
> Actually, the assumption that at least most life in the NS/LS/SS
> universe has the same biochemistry. The inhumi feed on both humans and
> Neighbors, for example. And then you have the alzabo.
> Copper-based life seems to prove the rule by not existing here.
> However, seamless transplantation does go too far.
These are not representative samples of a virgin field; there's been at
least one intergalactic empire carrying Urth's genome and human
chauvanism outward, and that same chauvanism along with exploitation,
greed, enterprise, philanthropy, and sentimentality affect what is
brought back and sought for further study aside from whatever scientific
objectivity may remain. Blue and Green could have been chose from
previous records of compatible biology even if it had somehow gone
untainted after chiliads of empire, and the alzabo and destrier are
clearly useful for certain purposes, though the alzabo apparently
escaped into the wild before it could be domesticated.
The truly alien things that Hethor summons could have all sort of weird
biochemistries - the notules may not even *be* biochemical in the strict
Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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