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Comment author: Carl_Shulman 31 January 2009 02:03:42AM 0 points [-]

Re: "MST3K Mantra"

Very improbable evolved beings don't make for good warnings about the precious moral miracle of human values. It would be better to use an example of a plausible 'near-miss,' e.g. by extrapolating from something common in Earth species.