History Headscratchers / GuardiansOfGahoole

30th Nov '16 9:35:11 AM StrigiformeLover
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** Could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]]. Any story featuring nonhuman animals behaving in ways that could be seen as humanlike requires this sort of thing - really, complex thought and brain size take a back seat to all the rest of the things going on in this series. [[note]]Also keep in mind that brain size and mental capacity don't correlate nearly as cleanly as many people think. Rats are capable of rapid, complex problem-solving on the same level (and in some cases, arguably on a higher level) as dogs, for example, while giraffes have brains roughly equal in size to humans while not showing nearly the same level of complex thought. Not to say that brain size plays ''no'' role in determining intelligence, as it's definitely a factor, it's just not a very clean cut one in some cases.[[/note]]

*** The way this troper interprets the series, in a Grand Unifying Headscratcher Answer, is that the Owls are genetically engineered for sapience. This trooper's WMG(GUG?) is that the Owls live on a terraformed Mars (Specifically, a failed Martian Colony,) and that this is all an experiment by a spacefaring humanity to see if nonhuman life would develop along a similar path. Using that logic, Crows and seagulls could have also been engineered to fit the environment, and were only partially uplifted. (Also, the moon is Ceres, towed from orbit and placed in a stable orbit around Mars to make sure that the experiment would succeed.) Yes, this is really this trooper's interpretation.

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** Could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]]. Any story featuring nonhuman animals behaving in ways that could be seen as humanlike requires this sort of thing - really, complex thought and brain size take a back seat to all the rest of the things going on in this series. [[note]]Also keep in mind that brain size and mental capacity don't correlate nearly as cleanly as many people think. Rats are capable of rapid, complex problem-solving on the same level (and in some cases, arguably on a higher level) as dogs, for example, while giraffes have brains roughly equal in size to humans while not showing nearly the same level of complex thought. Not to say that brain size plays ''no'' role in determining intelligence, as it's definitely a factor, it's just not a very clean cut one in some cases.[[/note]]

*** The way this troper interprets the series, in a Grand Unifying Headscratcher Answer, is that the Owls are genetically engineered for sapience. This trooper's WMG(GUG?) is that the Owls live on a terraformed Mars (Specifically, a failed Martian Colony,) and that this is all an experiment by a spacefaring humanity to see if nonhuman life would develop along a similar path. Using that logic, Crows and seagulls could have also been engineered to fit the environment, and were only partially uplifted. (Also, the moon is Ceres, towed from orbit and placed in a stable orbit around Mars to make sure that the experiment would succeed.) Yes, this is really this trooper's interpretation.
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30th Nov '16 9:35:03 AM StrigiformeLover
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*** The way this troper interprets the series, the Owls are on a terraformed Mars, are either genetically engineered or descended from genetically engineered owls, and that this is all an experiment by a spacefaring humanity to see if nonhuman life would develop along a similar path. Using that logic, Crows and seagulls could have also been engineered to fit the environment, and were only partially uplifted. (Also, the moon is Ceres, towed from orbit and placed in a stable orbit around Mars to make sure that the experiment would succeed.) Seriously, this theory could explain EVERYTHING about the series.

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*** The way this troper interprets the series, in a Grand Unifying Headscratcher Answer, is that the Owls are on a terraformed Mars, are either genetically engineered or descended from genetically engineered owls, for sapience. This trooper's WMG(GUG?) is that the Owls live on a terraformed Mars (Specifically, a failed Martian Colony,) and that this is all an experiment by a spacefaring humanity to see if nonhuman life would develop along a similar path. Using that logic, Crows and seagulls could have also been engineered to fit the environment, and were only partially uplifted. (Also, the moon is Ceres, towed from orbit and placed in a stable orbit around Mars to make sure that the experiment would succeed.) Seriously, Yes, this theory could explain EVERYTHING about the series.is really this trooper's interpretation.
30th Nov '16 8:41:55 AM StrigiformeLover
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** Could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]]. Any story featuring nonhuman animals behaving in ways that could be seen as humanlike requires this sort of thing - really, complex thought and brain size take a back seat to all the rest of the things going on in this series. [[note]]Also keep in mind that brain size and mental capacity don't correlate nearly as cleanly as many people think. Rats are capable of rapid, complex problem-solving on the same level (and in some cases, arguably on a higher level) as dogs, for example, while giraffes have brains roughly equal in size to humans while not showing nearly the same level of complex thought. Not to say that brain size plays ''no'' role in determining intelligence, as it's definitely a factor, it's just not a very clean cut one in some cases.[[/note]]

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** Could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]]. Any story featuring nonhuman animals behaving in ways that could be seen as humanlike requires this sort of thing - really, complex thought and brain size take a back seat to all the rest of the things going on in this series. [[note]]Also keep in mind that brain size and mental capacity don't correlate nearly as cleanly as many people think. Rats are capable of rapid, complex problem-solving on the same level (and in some cases, arguably on a higher level) as dogs, for example, while giraffes have brains roughly equal in size to humans while not showing nearly the same level of complex thought. Not to say that brain size plays ''no'' role in determining intelligence, as it's definitely a factor, it's just not a very clean cut one in some cases.[[/note]][[/note]]
*** The way this troper interprets the series, the Owls are on a terraformed Mars, are either genetically engineered or descended from genetically engineered owls, and that this is all an experiment by a spacefaring humanity to see if nonhuman life would develop along a similar path. Using that logic, Crows and seagulls could have also been engineered to fit the environment, and were only partially uplifted. (Also, the moon is Ceres, towed from orbit and placed in a stable orbit around Mars to make sure that the experiment would succeed.) Seriously, this theory could explain EVERYTHING about the series.
6th Mar '16 11:42:53 PM vren55
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** Additionally, the Northern Kingdoms, which was the centre of power in Hoole's time and still is a central location for many of Owl Kingdoms in Soren-Coryn time lack trees and tinder to make fire-fighting an effective strategy. Heck, battleclaws and forging were invented on the only island with trees on it, so hence, ice weapons make the most sense. The Southern Kingdoms, where the Band invented fighting with fire as a strategy actually had the forest growth to allow such a thing.
12th Dec '15 10:02:45 PM bt8257
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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which [[RealityIsUnrealistic they]] ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.

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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which and [[RealityIsUnrealistic they]] ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.
11th Dec '15 8:36:27 AM bt8257
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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which [[RealityIsUnrealistic owls]] ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.

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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which [[RealityIsUnrealistic owls]] they]] ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.
8th Dec '15 3:19:35 PM bt8257
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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which [[ArtisticLicenseBiology owls]] ''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.

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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which [[ArtisticLicenseBiology [[RealityIsUnrealistic owls]] ''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.
8th Dec '15 3:18:41 PM bt8257
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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which [[YouFailBiologyForever owls]] ''[[YouFailBiologyForever do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.

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* Owls and snakes declare the owls' superiority over birds because owls regurgitate pellets [[FlatWhat instead of producing regular droppings]], which [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology owls]] ''[[YouFailBiologyForever ''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology do]]!'' And the fact that plenty of other birds, such as crows, ''also'' regurgitate pellets is never even touched upon.
8th Nov '15 1:44:57 PM Nire
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** Could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]]. Any story featuring nonhuman animals behaving in ways that could be seen as humanlike requires this sort of thing - really, complex thought and brain size take a back seat to all the rest of the things going on in this series. Also keep in mind that brain size and mental capacity don't correlate nearly as cleanly as many people think. Rats are capable of rapid, complex problem-solving on the same level (and in some cases, arguably on a higher level) as dogs, for example. [[note]] Not to say that brain size plays ''no'' role in determining intelligence, as it's definitely a factor, it's just not a very clean cut one in some cases.[[/note]]

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** Could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]]. Any story featuring nonhuman animals behaving in ways that could be seen as humanlike requires this sort of thing - really, complex thought and brain size take a back seat to all the rest of the things going on in this series. Also [[note]]Also keep in mind that brain size and mental capacity don't correlate nearly as cleanly as many people think. Rats are capable of rapid, complex problem-solving on the same level (and in some cases, arguably on a higher level) as dogs, for example. [[note]] example, while giraffes have brains roughly equal in size to humans while not showing nearly the same level of complex thought. Not to say that brain size plays ''no'' role in determining intelligence, as it's definitely a factor, it's just not a very clean cut one in some cases.[[/note]]
8th Nov '15 1:43:01 PM Nire
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* Not entirely sure if this is the right area, but a brain large enough for complex thought should also be too heavy for flight except for exceptionally large birds. Now throw on the numerous items they claim to carry and it leads one to question how they fly at all.

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* Not entirely sure if this is the right area, but a brain large enough for complex thought should also be too heavy for flight except for exceptionally large birds. Now throw on the numerous items they claim to carry and it leads one to question how they fly at all.all.
** Could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]]. Any story featuring nonhuman animals behaving in ways that could be seen as humanlike requires this sort of thing - really, complex thought and brain size take a back seat to all the rest of the things going on in this series. Also keep in mind that brain size and mental capacity don't correlate nearly as cleanly as many people think. Rats are capable of rapid, complex problem-solving on the same level (and in some cases, arguably on a higher level) as dogs, for example. [[note]] Not to say that brain size plays ''no'' role in determining intelligence, as it's definitely a factor, it's just not a very clean cut one in some cases.[[/note]]
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