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8th Dec '17 6:42:50 PM fireblast
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***No. As the person a couple points above said, humans did not evolve from chimps; humans and chimps instead have a common ancestor which was neither human nor chimp (and which is now extinct). And evolution is not the same thing as uplifting at all. Uplifting is a deliberate, engineered process. Evolution is driven by accidental mutations, and "good" (meaning: helps survival) mutations are kept. Also, most (onscreen) human characters in the comic are decent people; the worst ones being Mr. Kornada and (to a lesser degree) Varroa Jacobsoni. We even get good executives in Mr. Raibert and Mr. Ishiguro, who are both intelligent and practical. The "sterile environment" vs "regular families" is a better idea, but Dr. Bowman reveals that the chimps were created to be soldiers - the creators wanted aggression, so they didn't "tone down" the chimps' aggression when creating them (and real life chimps actually are aggressive).
25th Oct '17 4:46:38 AM crwydrynyy
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** Simple if they set up a human colony to obtain resources they have to ship in everything human life needs, such as food, and medical supplies this means that you have to dedicate a lot of resources into transporting that cargo, as the only method of FTL travel would take years to reach there and the vast amount of energy required to accelerate mass up to the speed of light or beyond this is going to require a lot of resources just to keep the colony alive, by uplifting native lifeforms the reduce the need to transport all these supplies and instead can focus on more profitable trade such as refined metals and the likes. granted they could send robots but without bowman architecture their brains would not be flexible enough to operate independently (which people are only now realising) and adapt to unexpected situations, while a living being with bowman architecture overlay on their brain(like the bowman's wolves) is more adaptable having natural instincts to operate on in such situations
10th Jul '17 11:22:22 AM Malady
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** Actually, that's "right"-handed.
11th Jun '17 8:20:27 PM Seanette
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** Also keep in mind that he is actually brain-damaged as a result of that solar flare.
12th Apr '17 8:08:36 PM allwarden47
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*** They also weren't properly socialized. Chimps are primates, and [[TearJerker we've seen what happens]] when [[ChildSodiers human children are trained for nothing but warfare without proper socialization.]]

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*** They also weren't properly socialized. Chimps are primates, and [[TearJerker we've seen what happens]] when [[ChildSodiers [[ChildSoldiers human children are trained for nothing but warfare without proper socialization.]]
12th Apr '17 8:08:06 PM allwarden47
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*** They also weren't properly socialized. Chimps are primates, and [[TearJerker we've seen what happens]] when [[ChildSodiers human children are trained for nothing but warfare without proper socialization.]]
14th Dec '16 1:01:43 PM FuzzyBoots
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** According to [[http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html This Page]] it's because the chimps, real or uplifted I have no idea, have so small frontal lobes, which deal with turning thought into action. When the uplifted chimps thought about hurting an annoying person, they were already halfway to acting on the thought. Florence has bigger frontal lobe that keeps thought and action more distinctly separate.

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** According to [[http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.[[http://theoldwolf.com/ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html This Page]] it's because the chimps, real or uplifted I have no idea, have so small frontal lobes, which deal with turning thought into action. When the uplifted chimps thought about hurting an annoying person, they were already halfway to acting on the thought. Florence has bigger frontal lobe that keeps thought and action more distinctly separate.



** The big reveal of Feb. 28, 2014 gives credence to a few of the remarks above. So far the WordOfGod remarks about small frontal lobes from [[http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html the backstory page]] seem to be very relevant ([[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02468.htm Mar. 3, 2014]]). The UnpredictableResults theory mentioned above for the first model uplifted species may be true as well, as the lab vs. family upbringing. One thing worth remarking, however, is that it's worth sking whether the word "sociopath," at least in its human sense, really fits the situation here.

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** The big reveal of Feb. 28, 2014 gives credence to a few of the remarks above. So far the WordOfGod remarks about small frontal lobes from [[http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.[[http://theoldwolf.com/ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html the backstory page]] seem to be very relevant ([[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02468.htm Mar. 3, 2014]]). The UnpredictableResults theory mentioned above for the first model uplifted species may be true as well, as the lab vs. family upbringing. One thing worth remarking, however, is that it's worth sking whether the word "sociopath," at least in its human sense, really fits the situation here.
9th May '16 4:57:25 AM erforce
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** TheTerminator: A cautionary tale of the over-development of technology, or an example of the Three Laws GoneHorriblyRight?

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** TheTerminator: Film/TheTerminator: A cautionary tale of the over-development of technology, or an example of the Three Laws GoneHorriblyRight?
30th Apr '16 11:59:38 PM MoPete
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** More importantly, Pfouts is a left-handed amino acid planet, where nothing short of complete genetic overhaul would allow humans to adapt to it.
7th Apr '16 7:49:18 AM Nutster
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*** I know I would probably wake up if somebody tried to steal my skeleton. Mind you, most of Sam's skeleton is an artificial add-on, with the possible exception of his beak, like other (Terran) cephalopods, whereas mine is entirely internal, depending on how you define teeth.
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