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The Real Reason We Have Not found Alien Life: They are Lazy Stoners
09-14-2014, 12:27 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Sci Fi author Stanislaw Lem offered a curious explanation for why we have yet to detect alien civilizations.
The hypothesis states:
"such beings are invisible because technological ease has resulted in a “Second Stone Age” of “universal illiteracy and idleness.” When everyone’s needs are perfectly met, it “would be hard, indeed, to find one individual who would choose as his life’s work the signaling, on a cosmic scale, of how he was getting along.” Rather than constructing Dyson Spheres, Lem suggests, advanced civilizations are more likely to spend their time getting high."
Read more: theparisreview.org

lol.gif I get it, smoking ganja and drinking beer in front of a game console for eternity could conceivably take away the desire to hurl oneself through space for the purpose of contact and exploration,
İmage

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09-14-2014, 12:29 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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lol.gif Highly possible
09-14-2014, 02:50 PM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
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Haha, yeah.
He is absolutely right.
Fractals of existence the same, life is life and if you're
not happy, why, then you must be blue etc etc.
Wonder how many thousands of years of war and turmoil
it will take us not-so-advanced humans to get it.

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Always loved Lem's work.
He had his eyes on the ball.
The Futurological Congress was a damned good read.

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09-14-2014, 03:39 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's true, work, family and other obligations took up far too much of my time and what little free time there was left it was taken up with 'smoking a dubie time' to chill.

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09-14-2014, 04:00 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(09-14-2014, 02:50 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Wonder how many thousands of years of war and turmoil
it will take us not-so-advanced humans to get it.
It's dependent on how long there is profit to be made by not solving problems.

(09-14-2014, 03:39 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  It's true, work, family and other obligations took up far too much of my time and what little free time there was left it was taken up with 'smoking a dubie time' to chill.

Responsibility bored.gif *sigh* The scourge of adulthood.

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09-14-2014, 04:27 PM #6
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09-14-2014, 04:52 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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İmage

Maybe it's for the best we don't know what's out there.
09-15-2014, 01:38 PM #8
Ruby Wolf Member
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Yeah but if a gave an idiot lsd or whatever other psychedelic substance he or she would still be an idiot...

My d##k head step father couldnt draw a straight line and when he was drunk and or stoned he still couldnt...

Lazy stoner cave people drugged up and tripped out lounging around all day and night...

Probably wouldnt have survived out in the wild for very long before they became quick and easy meals for vicious predators...

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09-15-2014, 01:52 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(09-15-2014, 01:38 PM)Cosmic August Wrote:  Yeah but if a gave an idiot lsd or whatever other psychedelic substance he or she would still be an idiot...

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Yes, I've cringed in the past watching some people eat shrooms and trip as I doubted they had the stability to handle it.
In a few instances I was all too correct. damned.gif
If you're of sound mind, it's apparently no biggie, studies have suggested it's actually beneficial, but there is another side...
Like a friend who took a LOT of it, drank whiskey and blew his brains out at a party in front of a hell of a lot of people who were also tripping.
*ahem* Can you imagine?

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09-15-2014, 02:43 PM #10
Ruby Wolf Member
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Theres nothing like getting young children comfortable with the idea of using illegal psychedelics cuz even the dea needs to stay in business...

09-15-2014, 03:01 PM #11
Ruby Wolf Member
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09-15-2014, 06:22 PM #12
Accidental Stoner Member
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(09-14-2014, 04:00 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Responsibility bored.gif *sigh* The scourge of adulthood.

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