The Art of Darkness

Danger: Humans

January 27th, 2014 by Cobwebs

The Insidious Bogleech recently asked why so much science fiction treats humans as the boring, weak, dumb ones.

I want to see a sci fi universe where we’re actually considered one of the more hideous and terrifying species.

How do we know our saliva and skin oils wouldn’t be ultra-corrosive to most other sapient races? What if we actually have the strongest vocal chords and can paralyze or kill the inhabitants of other worlds just by screaming at them? What if most sentient life in the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and lives in fear of us rare “animal” races who can move so quickly and chew shit up with our teeth?

Like that old story “they’re made of meat,” only we’re scarier.

Tom Scott took that idea and ran with it, producing this educational safety video for alien interstellar travelers:

(via Neatorama)

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2 Responses

  1. Kaitlin Michelle Says:

    This is awesome. I feel like writing a short story based on this!

  2. xJane Says:

    This is one of the best things ever. The opportunity to look at ourselves from the outside.

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