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11th Aug '16 8:04:45 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'' books have a [[CityOfAdventure Planet of Adventure]] (the namesake Barrayar), though the characters often venture forth across the galaxy. Only one book out of nearly 20 takes place on Earth. However, the first chapter of that book, ''Brothers in Arms'', states, "Earth was still the largest, richest, most varied and populous planet in scattered humanity's entire worm-hole nexus of explored space. Its dearth of good exit points in solar local space and governmental disunity left it militarily and strategically minor... But Earth still reigned, if it did not rule, culturally supreme."

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'' books have ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has a [[CityOfAdventure Planet of Adventure]] (the namesake Vorkosigans' homeworld Barrayar), though the characters often venture forth across the galaxy. Only one book out of nearly 20 takes place on Earth. However, the first chapter of that book, ''Brothers in Arms'', ''Literature/BrothersInArms'', states, "Earth was still the largest, richest, most varied and populous planet in scattered humanity's entire worm-hole nexus of explored space. Its dearth of good exit points in solar local space and governmental disunity left it militarily and strategically minor... But Earth still reigned, if it did not rule, culturally supreme."
7th Aug '16 12:21:06 PM nombretomado
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* Numerous members of the GreenLantern Corps in TheDCU look down on Earth--partly because of Hal Jordan's actions as Parallax. Many others have never even heard of the planet or of the species that inhabits it.

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* Numerous members of the GreenLantern Corps in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU look down on Earth--partly because of Hal Jordan's actions as Parallax. Many others have never even heard of the planet or of the species that inhabits it.
18th Jul '16 8:55:22 AM AgProv
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* Creator/CarlSagan also pointed out, as a thought-experiment, that any advanced civilization looking for definite signs of life on Earth would first see a very definite anomaly concerning continual creation of methane in the earth-s atmosphere. Granted it would all break down into simpler gases after a while. But something must be producing it. Simple biochemistry would suggest, to the hypothetical aliens, a life-form of some sort must be generating the continual detectable methane. Yes: evidence of life on earth to an outside observer would be the presence, by inference, of million upon million of farting cattle.

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* Creator/CarlSagan also pointed out, as a thought-experiment, that any advanced civilization looking for definite signs of life on Earth would first see a very definite anomaly concerning continual creation of methane in the earth-s earth's atmosphere. Granted it would all break down into simpler gases after a while. But something must be producing it. Simple biochemistry would suggest, to the hypothetical aliens, a life-form of some sort must be generating the continual detectable methane. Yes: evidence of life on earth to an outside observer would be the presence, by inference, of million upon million of farting cattle.
18th Jul '16 8:54:46 AM AgProv
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* Creator/CarlSagan also pointed out, as a thought-experiment, that any advanced civilization looking for definite signs of life on Earth would first see a very definite anomaly concerning continual creation of methane in the earth-s atmosphere. Granted it would all break down into simpler gases after a while. But something must be producing it. Simple biochemistry would suggest, to the hypothetical aliens, a life-form of some sort must be generating the continual detectable methane. Yes: evidence of life on earth to an outside observer would be the presence, by inference, of million upon million of farting cattle.
13th Jul '16 2:43:41 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', the aliens stationed on our [[AfterTheEnd post apocalyptic]] planet hate it because it's boring, small and the gravity's too low. They use any humans they can catch as slave labor but the captain of the settlement says that he would much rather use dogs. At first he saw them as more useful, but they lack the appendages needed for certain jobs. Most of the aliens are convinced that humans have no language and are too stupid to learn whatever the aliens speak in. [[spoiler:YouSuck is softened a little when a man does learn the alien language and the captain enjoys explaining to him how it only took his ancestors 15 minutes to destroy all human civilization after finding Earth. Softened in that even though humanity's last stand was pathetic, he purposely wanted his staff not to know humans had some intelligence]]

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* In ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', the aliens stationed on our [[AfterTheEnd post apocalyptic]] planet hate it because it's boring, small and the gravity's too low. They use any humans they can catch as slave labor but the captain of the settlement says that he would much rather use dogs. At first he saw them as more useful, but they lack the appendages needed for certain jobs. Most of the aliens are convinced that humans have no language and are too stupid to learn whatever the aliens speak in. [[spoiler:YouSuck [[spoiler:The blow is softened a little when a man does learn the alien language and the captain enjoys explaining to him how it only took his ancestors 15 minutes to destroy all human civilization after finding Earth. Softened in that even though humanity's last stand was pathetic, he purposely wanted his staff not to know humans had some intelligence]]
13th Jul '16 2:42:13 PM WillBGood
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** In another strip, Calvin is looking at the stars with Hobbes and talks about how small and insignificant Earth is in the universe... then says: [[MoodWhiplash I wonder what's on TV now]].

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** In another strip, Calvin is looking at the stars with Hobbes and talks about how small and insignificant Earth is in the universe... then says: [[MoodWhiplash I "I wonder what's on TV now]].now?"]].



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7th Jul '16 5:55:40 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** In another, he's looking at the stars alone:
-->'''Calvin:''' I'M SIGNIFICANT!
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-->'''Calvin:''' ...screamed the dust speck.
2nd Jul '16 2:26:22 PM mariic
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* ''[[Music/CelestialNavigations The Coach]]'' gives a counterargument to this trope:
-->[[TotallyRadical "Hey, listen here, dude.]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext I've got the whole universe in my pocket, the size of a beebee, and I don't even remember which pocket!"]]
29th Jun '16 9:39:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'': [[BigBad Maximus]] had never even ''heard'' of the Earth, and when Minimus suggests testing their new DoomsdayDevice (in front of a captive Betty, no less) his reply is, "eh, why not?" (The significance here is, Maximus spent the ''whole series'' trying to identify, find, and destroy Betty's homeworld; he almost manages to do it by accident.)
16th Jun '16 4:00:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TenchiMuyo'', Earth is just an insignificant [unaware] colony/territory of Jurai, the ''actual'' center of the universe in importance. Earth is only ever actually relevant to the overall story at all because the Jurian Emperor got one of his wives here, and her son lay low here for a few hundred years.

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* In ''TenchiMuyo'', ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', Earth is just an insignificant [unaware] colony/territory of Jurai, the ''actual'' center of the universe in importance. Earth is only ever actually relevant to the overall story at all because the Jurian Emperor got one of his wives here, and her son lay low here for a few hundred years.
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