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Re: For the tl;dr-ers
Date: 7/15/14 4:25 pm
In Response To: Re: For the tl;dr-ers (Quirel)

: I don't think it ever needed to be addressed. Given 20+ billion human beings
: around the inception of the Spartan II project, a number of individuals
: with the requisite age, intelligence, and athletic ability are bound to be
: present.

: One of my pet peeves about Spartan fans is that they keep talking about the
: Spartan's 'superior genetics' or 'perfect genes'. Superior how? Perfect
: how? The biggest selection criterion for the candidates would have been
: "Does this individual have the physiology needed to survive the
: augmentation process and use the upgrades we give them?"

: Genetics are just raw material. Without the Spartan II program, the Spartan
: candidates may have become the next Otto von Bismarck, but they might also
: have squandered that potential as drifters or social workers. Halsey and
: her cohorts stole the Spartan's free agency, but in return those Spartans
: were leveraged to their ultimate potential, made more human than human.

: And, I guess that's what I dislike about the Librarian's Geas. It removes
: that conflict entirely by removing everyone's agency. Nobody ponders the
: morality of marionettes.

See now I don't interpret geas as predestination cor whatever you want to call it. I see it as subtle nudges from the Librarian to position humanity in the best position possible for their final test from the Flood/Ur-Didact.

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Catalog on WaypointCINCL7/8/14 11:21 pm
     Re: Catalog on WaypointRevenant19887/8/14 11:33 pm
     Re: Catalog on WaypointGrizzlei7/9/14 12:48 am
           Re: Catalog on WaypointCINCL7/9/14 2:44 am
                 Re: Catalog on WaypointGrizzlei7/9/14 2:54 am
     I LOVE this stuff, thanks for the heads up! *NM*Apollo7/9/14 2:24 am
           Re: I LOVE this stuff, thanks for the heads up!zofinda7/9/14 4:01 pm
                 For the tl;dr-erszofinda7/9/14 4:15 pm
                       Re: For the tl;dr-ersGeneral Vagueness7/14/14 4:58 pm
                             Re: For the tl;dr-erszofinda7/14/14 5:24 pm
                                   Re: For the tl;dr-ersQuirel7/14/14 5:40 pm
                                         Re: For the tl;dr-ersPostmortem7/14/14 10:08 pm
                                               Re: For the tl;dr-ersQuirel7/15/14 12:44 pm
                                                     Re: For the tl;dr-erszofinda7/15/14 4:25 pm
                                                           Re: For the tl;dr-ersQuirel7/15/14 10:42 pm
                                                           Re: For the tl;dr-ersscarab7/21/14 12:25 pm
                                   Re: For the tl;dr-ersGeneral Vagueness7/17/14 1:23 pm
                       Originally there was no separationscarab7/21/14 12:15 pm
                             linkscarab7/21/14 12:19 pm
                                   OMG Thank you for linking this.The Lionheart7/21/14 4:31 pm
                                         OK :-)scarab7/21/14 5:55 pm
                                               Re: OK :-)The Lionheart7/21/14 8:45 pm
                             I remember nowscarab7/21/14 5:54 pm
                 Re: I LOVE this stuff, thanks for the heads up!Grizzlei7/9/14 8:45 pm
     Re: Catalog on WaypointDEEP NNN7/9/14 7:57 am

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