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Topic: Caught David Brin on "Life After People"

From: Kelly Marsh
Location: Everett, Wa
Date: 12/24/2009

Good old Dave was going on about how chimps, living in abandoned skyscrapers, might learn to only harvest the eggs they needed to live, and leave some eggs behind, in order that their food source might be sustainable. And, they might therefore evolve to be the next sentient, intelligent race on Earth.

I liked "Kiln People," and I will leave my comments at that. Anyone else?


Re: Caught David Brin on

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/01/2010

Intelligent species, arising from the apes? Humbug!

Re: Caught David Brin on

From: Kelly Marsh
Location: Ever
Date: 01/02/2010

Har, har. The point being, though, is that they are doing this in abandoned skyscrapers, which pretty severely limits the time they have to make this leap. Centuries, not millennia.

Re: Caught David Brin on

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/06/2010

Hey, if they could do it in the PLANET OF THE APES movies... but of course, in that case, there was a genetics time loop involved. At least for the chimpanzees. (And never call them "chimps." They'll rip your face off.)

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