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30th Dec '17 10:11:54 PM akanesarumara
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** One of the laws of the jungle states that animals are not to hunt men. Usually when their young ask why, the animals say that's because as humans have neither the strength, nor the speed, nor even the fangs, tusks, hooves, antlers, horns or claws many of the animals possess, they are basically weaponless and it's shameful to go for a kill that easy. Unsaid, everybody understands the real reason is that when humans start to be killed, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge they come back. In groups. With weapons and fire. And they don't care who stands in their way, they take vengeance on the whole jungle, not just the animal that was killing their kind]].

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** One of the laws of the jungle states that animals are not to hunt men. Usually when their young ask why, the animals say that's because as humans have neither the strength, nor the speed, nor even the fangs, tusks, hooves, antlers, horns or claws many of the animals possess, they are basically weaponless and it's shameful to go for a kill that easy. Unsaid, everybody understands the real reason is that when humans start to be killed, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge they the other humans come back. In groups. With weapons and fire. ]] [[DisproportionateRetribution And they don't care who stands in their way, they take vengeance on the whole jungle, not just the animal that was killing their kind]].
30th Dec '17 9:59:32 PM akanesarumara
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** One of the laws of the jungle states that animals are not to hunt men. Usually when their young ask why, the animals say that's because as humans have neither the strength, nor the speed, nor even the fangs, tusks, hooves, antlers, horns or claws many of the animals possess, they are basically weaponless and it's shameful to go for a kill that easy. Unsaid, everybody understands the real reason is that when humans start to be killed, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge they come back. In groups. With weapons and fire. And they don't care who stands in their way, they take vengeance on the whole jungle, not just the animal that was killing their kind]].
19th Dec '17 9:37:23 PM Nargrakhan
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* Every non-human species on this planet cannot fathom the reason why we do the things we do. The lion will never conceive what a rug is, let alone that he's being killed to become one, and that his entire Savannah is being strip mined into an inhabitable wasteland for resources to be sold in a shopping mall on the other side of the planet. Animals struggle for survival and reproduction. So do humans, but we are also driven by human only concepts such as global economics, sociopolitical culture, and military-industrial ambition. Animals are certainly smart: some can even figure out what our switch on the wall does (like turn on a light)... but they will ''never'' comprehend the mechanical relays of that electrical switch, what electricity is, how the power plant generates and transfers electricity, where the fossil fuel that power plant uses came from, and why the entire process is slowly destroying the planet. At best they see us as food, allies, masters, or threats. In their total ignorance they fail to understand and will never comprehend the order of magnitude we reign over them. They will never know humans eradicate entire species, sometimes by sheer accident and sometimes for greed, nor possess the intelligence to grasp such a concept. We are unknowable and unfathomable to them. Whatever an animal thinks of humanity, it is woefully underestimating. We've walked on the Moon, communicate at the speed of light, and have weapons that can annihilate life across entire kilometers. And no animal can comprehend such things exist, let alone do it.

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* Every non-human species on this planet cannot fathom the reason why we do the things we do. The lion will never conceive what a rug is, let alone that he's being killed to become one, and that his entire Savannah is being strip mined into an inhabitable wasteland for resources to be sold in a shopping mall on the other side of the planet. Animals struggle for survival and reproduction. So do humans, but we are also driven by human only concepts such as global economics, sociopolitical culture, and military-industrial ambition. Animals are certainly smart: some can even figure out what our switch on the wall does (like turn on a light)... but they will ''never'' comprehend the mechanical relays of that electrical switch, what electricity is, how the power plant generates and transfers electricity, where the fossil fuel that power plant uses came from, and why the entire process is slowly destroying the our planet. At best they see us as food, allies, masters, or threats. In their total ignorance they fail to understand and will never comprehend the order of magnitude we reign over them. They will never know realize humans eradicate entire species, sometimes by sheer accident and sometimes for greed, nor possess the intelligence to grasp such a concept. We are unknowable and unfathomable to them. Whatever an animal thinks of humanity, it is woefully underestimating. We've walked on the Moon, communicate at the speed of light, and have weapons that can annihilate life across entire kilometers. And no No animal can comprehend such things exist, are possible, let alone do it.
19th Dec '17 9:31:55 PM Nargrakhan
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* Every non-human species on this planet cannot fathom the reason why we do the things we do. The lion will never conceive what a rug is, let alone that he's being killed to become one, and that his entire Savannah is being strip mined into an inhabitable wasteland for resources to be sold in a shopping mall on the other side of the planet. Animals struggle for survival and reproduction. So do humans, but we are also driven by human only concepts such as global economics, sociopolitical culture, and military-industrial ambition. Animals are certainly smart: some can even figure out what our switch on the wall does (like turn on a light)... but they will ''never'' comprehend the mechanical relays of that electrical switch, what electricity is, how the power plant generates and transfers electricity, where the fossil fuel that power plant uses came from, and why the entire process is slowly destroying the planet. At best they see us as food, allies, masters, or threats. In their total ignorance they fail to understand and will never comprehend the order of magnitude we reign over them. They will never know humans eradicate entire species, sometimes by sheer accident and sometimes for greed, nor possess the intelligence to grasp such a concept. We are unknowable and unfathomable to them. Whatever an animal thinks of humanity, it is woefully underestimating. We've walked on the Moon, communicate at the speed of light, and have weapons that can annihilate life across entire kilometers. And no animal can comprehend such things exist, let alone do it.
19th Dec '17 8:49:22 PM Nargrakhan
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** A humorous example from Stephen Pinker's The Blank Slate (a non-fiction dissection of tabula rasa ideology by a modern scientist) comes from a human aboriginal people who were first contacted by explorers in the twentieth century. The explorers were terrified by the native people's cries - as the valley they were found in had supposedly been uninhabited. The natives had been cut off from outside contact and had never known that the rest of the human family existed outside their valley. The natives were equally terrified, as they had no idea what was happening when a man took off his hat, nor could they explain the pale skin of the strangers who walked among them. After some exchanges with the tribe over many years, a tribesman described how the natives determined the explorers were neither ghosts nor gods. "Their shit smells just like ours."
4th Dec '17 5:03:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''CowAndChicken'' had a two-parter where Cow wrote a play called "The Ugliest Wiener", which starred anthromorphic food, with the main character being a malformed hot dog who got rejected by everyone else for being ugly, except the love interest, who asked the Great Hand to choose him (apparently the desire of all the wieners), but he gets rejected AGAIN and left alone as all the others are picked up... only for them to find out that they're picked to be ''cooked'', and that being ugly was a blessing in disguise.

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* ''CowAndChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' had a two-parter where Cow wrote a play called "The Ugliest Wiener", which starred anthromorphic food, with the main character being a malformed hot dog who got rejected by everyone else for being ugly, except the love interest, who asked the Great Hand to choose him (apparently the desire of all the wieners), but he gets rejected AGAIN and left alone as all the others are picked up... only for them to find out that they're picked to be ''cooked'', and that being ugly was a blessing in disguise.
25th Nov '17 2:24:46 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' Fanfic [[http://www.worldofminecraft.com/node/8772 "Diary of a Creeper"]], humans are depicted as alien monstrosities capable and willing to slaughter everything in the world.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' Fanfic [[http://www.worldofminecraft.com/node/8772 "Diary of a Creeper"]], Creeper,"]] humans are depicted as alien monstrosities capable and willing to slaughter everything in the world.



* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's story ''[[http://tinyurl.com/6h7ahu Sandkings]]'', which was made into a ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode. The title aliens worship their human owner until he mistreats them.
* Creator/TheodoreSturgeon's "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcosmic_God Microcosmic God]]", in which a scientist creates hyper-accelerated intelligent creatures, who regard him as a god. They surpass human technology, and the scientist passes off their inventions as his ... for a while.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's story ''[[http://tinyurl.com/6h7ahu Sandkings]]'', Sandkings,]]'' which was made into a ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode. The title aliens worship their human owner until he mistreats them.
* Creator/TheodoreSturgeon's "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcosmic_God Microcosmic God]]", "Microcosmic God,"]] in which a scientist creates hyper-accelerated intelligent creatures, who regard him as a god. They surpass human technology, and the scientist passes off their inventions as his ... for a while.
20th Nov '17 9:21:42 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' "Everything's Jake", Magic Man injects Jake with something that causes an entire world full of sentient beings to grow inside his stomach. As Jake, trapped inside this world, gets hungrier, his stomach growls, causing powerful earthquakes. One of the beings tries to get out of the stomach to get food from the outside world, which he believe to be populated by gods (given the fact that their entire world is just a stomach of one of these beings, he isn't too far off). He succeeds, but sees Finn with some noodles hanging out of his mouth. Realizing that "gods", which he believed to be beautiful, [[HumansAreUgly look like that]], he [[GoMadfromtheRevelation goes through nervous breakdown and dissolves]] in truly Lovecraftian fashion.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' "Everything's Jake", Magic Man injects Jake with something that causes an entire world full of sentient beings to grow inside his stomach. As Jake, trapped inside this world, gets hungrier, his stomach growls, causing powerful earthquakes. One of the beings tries to get out of the stomach to get food from the outside world, which he believe to be populated by gods (given the fact that their entire world is just a stomach of one of these beings, he isn't too far off). He succeeds, but sees Finn with some noodles hanging out of his mouth. Realizing that "gods", which he believed to be beautiful, [[HumansAreUgly look like that]], he [[GoMadfromtheRevelation [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes through nervous breakdown and dissolves]] in truly Lovecraftian fashion.
20th Nov '17 9:17:30 PM 64SuperNintendo
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2nd Nov '17 10:36:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''[[Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd This Book Is Full of Spiders]]'', a psychiatrist relates a story about how he thought his laundry room was haunted, but it turned out to be a hive of bees in the walls, which he promptly exterminated. When asked to explain the point of his story, he notes that there really ''was'' an unfathomable and malicious force living in his house. Just ask the bees!

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* In ''[[Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd This Book Is Full of Spiders]]'', ''Literature/ThisBookIsFullOfSpidersSeriouslyDudeDontTouchIt'', a psychiatrist relates a story about how he thought his laundry room was haunted, but it turned out to be a hive of bees in the walls, which he promptly exterminated. When asked to explain the point of his story, he notes that there really ''was'' an unfathomable and malicious force living in his house. Just ask the bees!
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