• Moom

      KLMU

      3 years ago

      Fun fact, I have a show. Fun fact, our stream is down. Fun fact, they have been down for the past 3 weeks. Fun fact, finals are next week. Fun fact, that means that there are no more shows. Fun fact, this disappoints me greatly.

      So here is song that I wish I could play on my show again. IF I COULD!

      youtu.be/mlPqWM36Yfw

    • Moom

      Ethics of Alien Romance

      3 years ago

      In light of Mass Effects release there has been one question that has been pressing my mind for a while now. I have debated it with several colleges and friends. Gotten in heated fights or simply casual conversation but it's a question that we may have to ask. I have asked this question, argued both sides of the argument and want to see what my fellow community members think. Now keep in mind this is all hypothetical and should be taken with a grain of salt. Now.

      Imagine tomorrow we made contact with an alien race. Alien here being defined as a creature from outer space. Now imagine that this alien race had the same intellect, or at least similar (higher, maybe slightly lower IQ than humans) and we were able to mutually communicate with each other. Now, my question is, Would it be wrong to exercise a romantic relationship with this new alien species? Where should we draw the line and what is ethical and unethical in a romantic relationship with an alien species.

      The way in which I picture this is in the same way that humans meet all the other alien races in Mass Effect or Halo. In this hypothetical scenario we would be able to communicate with these species of aliens just as we are able to communicate with each other, meaning through a common language. Obviously if this were to happen as a society we would all want to know who the hell these aliens are. We would want to know where they are from, what is their biology, society, etc like. Once that is out of the way we would probably want to try to learn what we can gain from them.

      It is an undeniable fact that as a race we are rather greedy. We look for what benefits us as individuals, or as a society. Now obviously there are exceptions but thats besides the matter, as a majority we all are ass holes. Governments and corporations will probably look for ways in which this new race could help us. Then once we are able to work together people will start to develop closer more personal relationships with this new species.

      So let us get back to my initial question. When I asked this question someone brought up the fact that we could obviously develop a personal relationship with an alien much like many people develop personal relationships with their pets. Despite our differences we as humans still have those feelings for those creatures. But does that mean that our pets have the same feelings for us? That is debatable. But for aliens, like the ones in Halo or Mass Effect we can argue that sure we can understand them because we can communicate with them in the same manner as we communicate with each other.

      I asked the person who made this statement is it at all possible to have a romantic or emotional relationship with someone without having sex? He said of coarse. We look at this and see that many people can feel love for one another and not have sex just like family members love each other. Several other people stated though that that kind of love is very different from love with a significant other. Sex is somewhat of a given in romantic relationships, or if not a very important part to it. A lot of people see sex as a giving of ones self to another, or consenting to giving one self to another. So why not with an alien if you love each other? What if we are given consent by an alien to copulate with it?

      Well its an alien is it not? It's biology is going to be very different. Okay maybe not, if we look at some research studies have found that humans share a good amount of DNA with Bananas and mice and/or rats (I forget) which is why a lot of experiments are first performed on those animals before we do with actual human subjects. But do we see people copulating with mice? Not unless they have what we consider a severe mental condition. The main argument as to why that is wrong is because animals do not give consent to sex but there are also a lot of other arguments as to why it is wrong. For example sex should only be used to reproduce and we can not reproduce with other animals. Maybe true but what about dogs they can reproduce with each other no? Well sure but thats just because they are simply a different breed/race which we can see with mixed race couples which most people would say is perfectly fine. Others would say that if it does not look like us then we should not have sex with it. Well don't monkeys look like us as well? Some people that I asked said that, as long as something has the same genitalia as a human and were human like they were fine with it. Some people were strongly against it because this would be a different species that we are dealing with. Do note though, that back in days of old, there was scientific "proof" that people of racial minorities were different species from whites and scientific studies to back that up. We now know that that is not in fact the case.

      I know this is a very long and maybe not very clear journal entry, if not then please read the conversation HERE to see more clearly what I'm trying to say. Some of the things I say here were based off of arguments I had simply off of conversation with people in person so they may seem a bit out of place and I apologize if they seem weird.

      All in all though, what do you think? If you love someone and they love you back, despite the fact that they have blue scaly skin, is it wrong to be in love?

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      3 years ago

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  • Comments (6)

    • Jryix

      Jryix

      3 years ago

      hey man check that out,

      www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/4/19/2959907/prey...

      looks like dishonoured is the big one this year and they will push prey 2 next year instead now

      • Moom

        Moom

        3 years ago

        Unfortunately news like this does not help settle down my qualms.

      • Jryix

        Jryix

        3 years ago

        I wouldn't think anything of that, the worked already put into would make it a lose for them,

        i still believe it will happen but i think they are going to start playing it close and letting dishonored get attention, within a few weeks of a dishonored being released i reckon they will give an proper trailer for prey 2.

      • Moom

        Moom

        3 years ago

        I saw that earlier today. This is what has me worried though. twitter.com/#!/patrickklepek/status/19303...

    • sky_blue

      sky_blue

      3 years ago

      whats up! welcome to the site!

    • Artgirl91

      Artgirl91

      3 years ago

      Hello there! :)

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