VacuumInTheHead t1_jad0djh wrote

Make assumptions, humans are pretty fucking good at that. If that isn't good enough then design studies, run experiments, attempt to extrapolate unobtainable data. If you find that to be lacking, just define the words more succinctly to incorporate the obersved traits of other species.

I think, however, that the words are already succinct. We can classify many species according to the definitions of the two words. Of course, jamming 1 million species into a dichotomy is mcfucking stupid. We can use more words, create new words, or eliminate the species that don't fit (which is what we do, historically) (I took a break from writing this for reasons and now I don't know where it was going. This was not intended to be rude or anything; I'm not sure if it could even be interpreted as such. I just thought it would be fun to write)


VacuumInTheHead t1_iu4mbw1 wrote

Please put a BrainDamage tag on this. I was on the train and when I saw this I had to start furiously hemorrhaging in my brain. Everyone else gave me strange looks and were saying things like “what the heck” and “call the police”. I dropped my phone and everyone around me saw this image. Now there is a whole train of people hemorrhaging together at this one sentence. This is all your fault, you could have prevented this if you had just tagged this post as BrainDamage.