Gundam EZEight (rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com)
Sat, 10 Feb 2001 21:56:06 -0800 (PST)


WOW!!! you're right....again....
i was jus getting at the fact that may be aliens are
every bit like us...fragile, but manipulative and
extremely dangerous(in a sense).
--- -Z- <z@gundam.com> wrote:
>
> > The Earth was more favorable as a habitat for
> life.
> > But we, the humans evolved to adapt to ourselves
> > didn't we? we learned to deal with greed, war and
> > love.... what are the chances that aliens don't go
> > through everything we do?
>
> Actually, the secret of humanity's success is that,
> unlike other animals, we do
> NOT adapt to our environment.
>
> Instead, we learn how to adapt the environment, or
> parts of it, to suit our
> needs.
>
> Where other animals grow fur, we appropriate the
> hides of furbearing animals or
> weave vegetable matter into garments. Where other
> animals burrow into the
> ground or build seasonal nests, we construct
> artificial caves and shelters.
> Where other animals develop claws and spines, we
> create tools and weapons from
> wood and stone and metal.
>
> Had it not been for out opposable thumbs and mastery
> of fire, we'd still be
> living much like the other, less manipulative (in
> every sense of the word)
> primates.
>
> Yes, various subgroups of humanity have indeed made
> minor physical adaptations
> to their physical environment -- a wide range of
> pigmentation, from near-zero to
> 80% melanic, and an equally wide range of
> subcutaneous body fat distribution
> being the most obvious -- but in general humankind
> is one of the least
> physically adaptive mammals.
>
> In fact, our greatest area of adaptability is our
> diet. We're almost true
> omnivores who can eat and digest nearly anything
> that doesn't consume us
> first -- and a number of things that would if we let
> them.
>
> -Z-
>
>
>
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