Lord Vaari didn’t respond to you. He probably doesn’t understand the convention or isn’t used to such things applying to folk of his exalted station. Anyway, to return the courtesy you did me lately, I appreciate your tenacity in seeking common ground while retaining your own perspective.
No, that’s the point. The single-celled prokaryote has strengths you don’t, like needing a vastly lesser amount of energy to survive and reproduce. It doesn’t need to go through all the complicated ‘must find a mate’ rigmarole, either. It just grows, replicates, and divides, and sometimes it smooshes itself up against another prokaryote, and the two of them trade genetic information, and then separate again to go on their merry way.
No, you don’t, because you exist in a wider variety of environments simultaneously than it does. You’re on the surface of something, you say… but you’re existing within a range of pressures, humidities, temperatures, air motions… not necessarily a wide range, by our standards, but by the standards of that prokaryote? I’m fairly certain that the surface it’s living on, and the air around your head, differ immensely as far as it’s concerned. Especially if it lives in a puddle.
Or, you know, is everything that lives in water an extremophile?
But you have a much greater set of needs, both in terms of complexity and in terms of sheer quantity. It doesn’t need all the crap you do. It doesn’t need clothes, it doesn’t need as many calories, it might not need oxygen at all… heck, it might need an anaerobic environment,
But since you brought up ‘extremophiles’… How many worlds out there are actively used to harvest microbes, but are way outside of the window of human habitability, either because of gravity, or temperature, or what have you? I know my own employees run operations on at least 20. Meanwhile, the worlds we live on, we live inside carefully-controlled artificial environments, or we’ve terraformed… and most of them, not exactly all that well. Athra, Gallente Prime, Matar, New Caldari Prime, a few others… heck, Caldari Prime (original recipe) is just barely habitable. Frankly, the idea that you’d marginalize them as ‘extremophiles’ is kinda funny. The truth is more that we’re fragile little hothouse flowers.
As an example, just look at the surface pressures listed for the 4 temperate planets in the Rens systems.
Now, I don’t know exactly what ‘Low’ and ‘Very Low’ mean, but clearly, they’re not at the ‘we’re able to measure this in kiloPascals’ range, because the other two are measured in kPa, so there must be a reason they’re not.
1 standard atmosphere, the way every station in New Eden is pressurized to, is roughly 101 kPa. So even if we say ‘Low’ and ‘Very Low’ are just ‘we’re too lazy to tell you’, then Rens V and Rens VI are both worlds where microbes can be harvested, but human life can’t just go stretching out on the beach in a bikini.
To say nothing of Rens V having an average temp of 314k, and Rens VI at 306, which are about 30 and 20 kelvin higher than a comfortable range for most of the planet. Rens V is mostly water, so that’d be a really, really rainy place and probably dealing with a lot of storms, while VI has a huge-ass continent, so that’s a whole lotta very, very dry interior… neither one is especially conducive to our form of life, but the microbes seem to love it!
How exactly do the blood raiders, oh, forgive me, sani sabik philosophers manage to be the most incompetent outlaw group in the cluster so consistently?
You’d have to ask an actual Blood Raider about that. I have my suspicions though, mostly revolving around Omir Sarikusa choosing to broadcast a video of his old wrinkly butte as he bathed in blood, across the entirety of New Eden.
It attracts a certain kind of person, that kind of thing.
Seriously though, the Blood Raiders, being the extreme of the extreme, their culture is that of seeking to acquire personal power over above all other goals. This results in an organisational culture where people would rather screw over a rival even if it harms the Covenant as a whole, rather than do something beneficial to the whole group if it risks someone else getting any credit.
This is not conducive to the creation of a culture of competence.
It seems lately that every sort of lowlife is stumbling out of their caves to throw their lot in with this deathless.
Every buttehead criminal just has to jingle a bunch of shiny things, and capsuleers go “ooo, shiny!” and flock like psychotic murderous sheep to follow the shiny thing. It’s rather tedious to be honest.
you’re 10 days post conversion. We moved on. And so did the discussion.
Apparently it’s rather difficult for you to comprehend that the conversation has concluded. It came to an end. It’s been laid to rest. I’ve moved on. Perhaps maybe you can to. But I won’t hold my breath.
So I hope your question (which I already answered. I’ll post it again, in case you missed it:
Because you’re 10 days post conversion. We moved on. And so did the discussion.
has strong legs, because it’s going to be standing there a long time or until you comprehend that the conversation has concluded and everyone else has moved on.
Oh, I promise, I’m not the one with comprehension problems here. I just don’t care if you’ve moved on. My decision to say my piece had nothing to do with whether or not you wanted an answer, just like my decision to explain now has nothing to do with whether or not you’ve moved on, or will even read this. If you do, great. If you don’t, so what? I felt like writing it out, so I did. Your feelings on this were never a consideration.