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Re: Colony Critical Mass

From: Chen-Song Qin <cqin@e...>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 17:41:41 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Re: Colony Critical Mass

On Fri, 21 Nov 1997, Rob Paul wrote:

> years, and then intelligence arose in a fairly short time.  Perhaps
> intelligence of the locals might be in doubt- I recall finding (in the
> '70s) a disgusting reference in a children's encyclopaedia to the
> of the "near-human" Tasmanians.

Hey this reminds me.  I recall a sci-fi story where the humans find some
rather corpulent and disgusting lifeforms on another planet who played
their own feces and all that.  The humans wind up disliking them and
eventually causing their annihilation.	But it turns out that they were
great thinkers and philosophers... go figure.  Can anyone remember any
more detail about this one?

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