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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:06 am

Oh, what was that line from Galen from Crusade, about dead colonies? Ugh... :bangwall:
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:11 pm

Huh, I just wondered about that line "Where no man (TOS)/ no one (TNG) has gone before".

Seemed less than truthful at times, as they were assisting colinies, or starships, or what not in TOS............and in TNG they did VERY little first contact exploring like Kirk and Co. did. Hell, even Archer and Janeway did more.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Mikey » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:26 pm

Exactly how many organizations do you know that do exactly what they say in their mission statements?
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:31 pm

Mikey wrote:Exactly how many organizations do you know that do exactly what they say in their mission statements?



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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby McAvoy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:03 am

Mikey wrote:Exactly how many organizations do you know that do exactly what they say in their mission statements?


My squadrons did exactly what the mission statements stated. Warheads on foreheads and all that. Basically stated a safe working environment as possible while fixing the planes for the next mission.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby sunnyside » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:09 am

McAvoy wrote:. Warheads on foreheads and all that.


I don't seem to recall that from the promotional materials. Which are more like:

http://www.navy.com/careers/arts-education.html
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby McAvoy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:27 am

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McAvoy wrote:. Warheads on foreheads and all that.


I don't seem to recall that from the promotional materials. Which are more like:

http://www.navy.com/careers/arts-education.html


Hell no. Your average sailor is basically walking talking sailor stereotype. Except for leaving a kid in every port. Too many STDs out there.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Teaos » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:29 pm

Its funny that the colonies we do see are usually <50000. All on one M class planet.

Which to me seems a massive waste. You could have hundreds of settlements each with its own rules and culture.

A planet that could support billions only having 10k.

I think in the 22nd century when space travel was still new and the bad old days were still in living memory, I think we would have seen a massive exodus from earth just so people could start afresh and because it was new.

I see a single M class planet being settles by a dozen different groups that then grow and develope and after a couple of hundred years we see planets developed and with their own culture.

Similar to how the USA grew from seperate settlements to the united states.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Tholian_Avenger » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:28 pm

Alright, you know I'm an asshole so here I go again.

...absurdly low population counts were mentioned frequently in TNG and its descendents. Gene put a lot of his hippie ideas into this show like bad fashion sense and bigotry... and anyways there is an idea among lefty radicals to depopulate the Earth so as to be at a sustainable population. I think Gene's federation humans were "responsible" and had less than or equal to the population replacement birth rate.

Also, I think many more people may have died following the Eugenics Wars and the 3rd World War than died in those events due to lingering effects of what have you... radioactive fallout, starvation, warlordism, plagues, unexploded munitions, et cetera.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Mikey » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:24 pm

That's not being an asshole... with the technology at their disposal, UFP-era Earth would NOT have an overpopulation problem. I think that, in fact, is why we see such low population numbers for colonies and why the odd new colonial expedition didn't have to "share" a planet, as Teaos mentioned. There doesn't seem to be a lot of environmental pressure to HAVE to colonize - what we see is the relatively small number of groups that WANTED to do so, for ethical/lifestyle choice/whatever other reasons.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby McAvoy » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:47 pm

It's not like situations where Europeans came to the New World.

Also this just popped in my head. Did we ever hear about someone in Trek having more than one sibling?
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:41 pm

Ezri and Miles both had a couple of brothers (as did Data :P ), Trip had a brother and sister, Sisko had a sister and at least two brothers.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Teaos » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:30 pm

When you don't have to work 40+ hours a week to survive what else is there to do.
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm

Argue the toss about works of fiction? :P
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Re: extent of humanity?

Postby Sonic Glitch » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:34 pm

Captain Seafort wrote: Sisko had a sister and at least two brothers.

I knew about the sister. When did we hear about the brothers?

And frankly, I think the toss was heads but I guess it's really for the refs on the field to see.
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