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KridOCaign
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04:26:27 AM Feb 14th 2011
"This troper remembers another ep of Star Gate where the Asgard stated that they never invented Gunpowder. They somehow went straight from "Spear, Bow and Arrow" to Lasers."

The context is important here. He said they would never think to use chemically-propelled chunks of metal to *kill replicators*. Really, would you expect humans to start constructing bone-tipped spears to fight something that was immune to bullets?

It's hardly reasonable to expect somebody to think about technology that hasn't been used for thousands of years when you're in an arms race.
MattII
06:41:13 PM Apr 8th 2011
The context is important here. He said they would never think to use chemically-propelled chunks of metal to *kill replicators*.

Then how did they discover space-flight, surely you couldn't get there without going through gunpowder at one stage or another, unless they somehow managed to skip the whole cycle of internal combustion, and move straight to anti-gravity.

Really, would you expect humans to start constructing bone-tipped spears to fight something that was immune to bullets?

O'Neill made up a bow-and-arrow in The Nox
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