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AgentTasmania
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11:17:11 PM Mar 25th 2014
It seems to me that a lot of these suppositions of probability about basic chemistry are greatly exaggerated. Stuff I've read elsewhere suggests limits on what chemistry could give rise to a complex organism and what probability there is for given combinations. The end supposition being that earth-similar is quite likely for anything we could talk to.
MCE
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06:14:34 AM Dec 4th 2013
Just added a Startopia example under Alien Food is Edible. Thing is Startopia comes under all categories. Alien Food is Edible, Cross-Species Disease and All Atmospheres Are Equal. Should it be mentioned separately in each one?
hcobb
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09:41:12 PM Nov 30th 2013
"Cross-Species Disease" is actually rather deadly on Earth. This is why the emerging diseases come from other animals that are getting along with their viruses and what not, that go through humans like a blowtorch through butter.

H.G. Wells wasn't that far off.
Candi
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09:25:54 PM Dec 17th 2012
"Some humans don't like onions and/or garlic, but most canines and felines will have their red blood cells dissolve if they eat enough."

Onions and garlic have another problem for kitties. The same substance that gives them their distinctive smell also interferes with the production of a vital liver enzyme. A cat can literally die on a full stomach if some form of onion is continually served.

Fun fact: Ever read those cat-training tips on using meat or chicken-flavored baby food as a reward? A lot of commercial non-dessert baby foods contain onion powder. Yeah.
BigT
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10:27:50 PM Apr 5th 2012
Um, being able to eat us as food is not as big a problem as having the same disease carrying organisms. It works perfectly fine if all life must carbon based and have "right handed" amino acids.
TairaMai
06:56:51 AM Jun 24th 2012
Or benign bacteria in alien food being the kiss of death to us. A protein that's tasty to aliens could be a fatal prion to us (and vice versa).
Forecharmer
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11:14:34 AM Aug 26th 2011
Ok, what ARE those things in the page image? Thats not a Real Life photo, is it? Where is that picture from?
Bunni89
12:37:10 PM Apr 23rd 2012
They look like giant isopods.
TairaMai
07:10:39 AM Jun 17th 2012
edited by TairaMai
The are giant isopods eating a well know brand of corn chips. Someone wrote a songs about them. :D
LightMundane
05:34:16 PM Dec 28th 2012
Of course that is a Real Life photo. Reality is Unrealsitic, remember?
GuesssWho
01:58:48 AM Mar 13th 2013
Can we PLEASE change it to something that doesn't make everyone with a bug phobia want to scrub their eyeballs with lye? Please?
Thecommander236
06:37:41 AM Mar 14th 2013
They are so cute though. I'm serious. They are.
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