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Philosopher and writer Eric Schwitzgebel and I had a great conversation that I've finally managed to post on the Kingdoms of Evil podcast. We talk about a lot of things, but especially the idea that science fiction can explore not only the consequences of new discoveries and technology, but new philosophy and morality.

But does new mean improved?

Is it even possible to talk about 'better' morality?

Is the robot uprising inevitable?

and other important questions

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Pangea Nekra by bensen-daniel
Pangea Nekra

All the Earth is dead.

We do not know how or why all the people of Earth were transported to the early Triassic, but we know the result. Drought. Starvation. Ruins in the red rock.

We were the luckiest, we think. Australia in the early Triassic is green and cool near the south pole, and connected to the vast, lush, uninhabited landmass of Antarctica. All we had to do was fight a war with the Indians to claim it.

Now our empire is large enough to  bring us news of the death that befell the people transported to the vast desert of South America and Africa. Europe and North America can not have fared better, because the only voices we hear on the radio are speaking Chinese.

It is time to find out. Our ships are ready to sail the starved seas. The Empire of Oz must expand, or else die.

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Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. Follow the link for the paleontology, but see below for the good stuff.

= hiss (sustained, un-constricted airflow)

~ growl (sustained, constricted airflow)

H cough (ejective, un-constricted)

X croak (ejective, constricted)

C click (made with beak or teeth)

N snort (ejective, nasal)

M sustained snort

(V, W) rough snorts (hadrosaurs only)

> diminishing volume

< increasing volume

_ stomp

Syllable nucleus is formed by a sustained sound of variable duration and volume, which may be proceeded or followed by ejectives.

Ex:

X=>C (Croak, diminishing hiss, click) “Threat”

~~~< (V. long increasing growl) “Food”

N=< (snort, hiss) “Disgust”

MM>H (long,  sustained, diminishing snort, growl) “Sleep”

Sentences are constructed as “prey” (object) followed by “teeth” (verb) followed by a “head” (subject), sometimes followed by a “tail” (modifiers).

Ex:

~ ~~~< M_ N=< ~~<C. ~ ~~~< ~~<C

gloss: (Tyrannosaurus food plant disgust Triceratops. Tyrannosaur food Triceratops)

loose translation: “I do not eat plants because they are for you. I eat you.”

Words to live by indeed, assuming that I am a tyrannosaurus.

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I'm starting up a weekly blog about speculative biology. If you think YOU know something about speculative biology, come on down and leave a comment!

This week it's three ways to approach creature creation:
1: look at other organisms of Earth’s present or past.
2: work from the ground up
3: I want the animal to look like THIS
Philosopher and writer Eric Schwitzgebel and I had a great conversation that I've finally managed to post on the Kingdoms of Evil podcast. We talk about a lot of things, but especially the idea that science fiction can explore not only the consequences of new discoveries and technology, but new philosophy and morality.

But does new mean improved?

Is it even possible to talk about 'better' morality?

Is the robot uprising inevitable?

and other important questions

www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=5…

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Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 
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Happy Birthday to you.  enjoy,
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Thanks
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Evenape Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy belated birthday good sir! :)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Belated? Maybe you mean "early" :) My birthday's not until the 23rd. But thank you!
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Evenape Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yep, I realised afterwards that it was still the 21st, and thus I'm 2 days early xD

just, happy birthday good sir :D
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