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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 10 December 2007 06:18AM

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Comment author: ericn 26 December 2010 09:11:52AM 3 points [-]

My friend had the idea that we need a race of bunnies from another planet to infest Earth. They would be a nuisance, nothing more. They would breed and eat crops. But they would be enough trouble that we would have to work together to stop them.

Comment author: wedrifid 26 December 2010 09:41:01AM *  5 points [-]

My friend had the idea that we need a race of bunnies from another planet to infest Earth. They would be a nuisance, nothing more. They would breed and eat crops. But they would be enough trouble that we would have to work together to stop them.

Some others have Have Got A Theory that suggests the opposite approach!

(All but Giles)
What cant we do if we get in it?
We'll work it through within a minute,
We have to try, we'll pay the price,
Its do or die,

(Buffy)
Hey i've died twice!

(All)
What can't we face if we're together?
What's in this place that we can't weather?
There's nothing we cant face....

(Anya)
.... except for bunnies.

Comment author: DanielLC 20 November 2011 05:03:39AM 1 point [-]

You could just move plants and animals to continents where they don't belong. Image what would happen if kudzu was released in the US. Oh wait, it was.

Comment author: DSimon 20 November 2011 05:09:09AM 11 points [-]

You ever heard the phrase "X is like violence; if it's not solving your problems, it's because you're not using enough of it."? This is the very first time I've heard somebody propose "problems" as the value of X.