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  •  ...shudder... (1+ / 0-)
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    Yet, there was even a science fiction story a few years ago about just this sort of thing.  I've forgotten the title and the author, but basically, we come into radio contact with another civilization - it's a theocratic state.  Their only interest in communicating with us is to share their holy book.

    We receive it through the radio link, we respond with just a few questions...and their civilization collapses.

    It's a great story, read it twenty years ago.  The plot stuck with me ever since.

    Tell me what to write. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

    by rbird on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:37:33 AM PDT

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