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Old Nov 27 2004, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default Doona: First contact.

It seemed to take the Humans quite a while to figure out the Hrrubans weren't native to Doona, despite the hints they gave out (binary in the dirt etc). Could they have been a bit more 'on the ball'?
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Old Nov 27 2004, 08:37 PM   #2
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People didn't want to so they didn't see.
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Old Nov 27 2004, 09:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Doona: First contact.

With no outward signs of high technology, it doesn't seem that surprising that they just didn't think of it.
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Old Nov 28 2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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The Hrrubans deliberately fostered the misconception that they were the natives, by not using advanced technology in the presence of the humans. Hrrestan could only give very subtle hints, and Ken Reeve would hardly have expected to see binary symbols in that context. On the other hand, the humans were a little conceited, automatically assuming that any other race they met in space was bound to be less technologically advanced than themselves.
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