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Thread: How Do You Think We Humans Would Deal With A Interdimensional Portal Opening Suddenly On Earth?

  1. #1 How Do You Think We Humans Would Deal With A Interdimensional Portal Opening Suddenly On Earth? 
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    The Scenario:

    A massive portal-like "thing" has appeared on a city street. Everybody is of course shocked and surprised etc. The government of course evacuates the surrounding area (as I'm sure they would).



    Through the "other side" of the portal is a world much similar to ours (present-day), but with a few "timeline" differences (e.g. British Empire set up earlier; now a Commonwealth Confederation - e.g. Most of Africa still "colonized", but much more peaceful, wealthy and advanced; slavery ended much much earlier; "America","Canada" etc a part of the Commonwealth Confederation; No Nazis; Commonwealth Confederation and China and Korea largest "superpowers" etc etc etc).

    In other words, there is a most likely an "alternate version of you" on that planet - most likely. But with the obvious timeline differences, there might well not be...

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    With this in mind, how do you think we would take this news? How do you think we would react as a species?


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    with unabashed curiousity


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    Invite them on to a reality TV show.

    Or start a war with them.

    Or both.
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    Punch it right square in the face, and inform it that this here is Murrica, and we aint got no use for no interdimensional portals stealing our jobs.
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    Send over trade delegations.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
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    I'd go through and find my other self and kill him and steal his power.


    ...and his credit cards.
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    Walmart would probably head over and set up shop right away.
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    I'd stick my head in and ask the first guy what he thinks of God and religion. If he says 'who and what?' then I jump all the way in and try to close the damn thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Personally I'd put you and anyone else who posts crap on a science forum into it and hope they disappear.
    Don't be such a crusty cobweby old man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Personally I'd put you and anyone else who posts crap on a science forum into it and hope they disappear.
    You'd never get all of me. I'm more than you think, so this is a good laugh. Don't forget the Wiki scientists, you know, the paraphrasers who know everything ten minutes after they read the question. I think the internet is very entertaining, don't you? I'll tell you what, I'm going to give you a break but I'm trusting you with this assignment: While I'm vacationing next week try and figure out why somebody would get so worked up over people they do not know or have never met, except on a faceless internet forum where there are zero guarantees?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Personally I'd put you and anyone else who posts crap on a science forum into it and hope they disappear.
    You'd never get all of me. I'm more than you think, so this is a good laugh. Don't forget the Wiki scientists, you know, the paraphrasers who know everything ten minutes after they read the question. I think the internet is very entertaining, don't you? I'll tell you what, I'm going to give you a break but I'm trusting you with this assignment: While I'm vacationing next week try and figure out why somebody would get so worked up over people they do not know or have never met, except on a faceless internet forum where there are zero guarantees?
    That's easy Zin, BECAUSE THEY ARE WRONG!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Personally I'd put you and anyone else who posts crap on a science forum into it and hope they disappear.
    You'd never get all of me. I'm more than you think, so this is a good laugh. Don't forget the Wiki scientists, you know, the paraphrasers who know everything ten minutes after they read the question. I think the internet is very entertaining, don't you? I'll tell you what, I'm going to give you a break but I'm trusting you with this assignment: While I'm vacationing next week try and figure out why somebody would get so worked up over people they do not know or have never met, except on a faceless internet forum where there are zero guarantees?
    That's easy Zin, BECAUSE THEY ARE WRONG!!!!!
    Too easy.

    I wonder if Wiki exists on the other side or if it contains only correct answers or answers that are current or unbiased?
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHeinrich View Post
    The Scenario:A massive portal-like "thing" has appeared on a city street. In other words, there is a most likely an "alternate version of you" on that planet - most likely. But with the obvious timeline differences, there might well not be..._____________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________With this in mind, how do you think we would take this news? How do you think we would react as a species?
    First of all, unless the timeline divergence was quite recent there would almost certainly not be alternative versions of anyone. For any particular person to be born, one sperm among millions must meet up with the correct egg. If a timeline alteration results in any alteration whatsoever in the act of coitus that produced you (your parents having sex at a different time of day, or your father's dick is pointed at a different angle when he cums) the sperm & egg that produced you will never meet. Over time these small alterations will cascade until the population is completely different from that in our timeline.
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    Very graphic. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madanthonywayne View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AHeinrich View Post
    The Scenario:A massive portal-like "thing" has appeared on a city street. In other words, there is a most likely an "alternate version of you" on that planet - most likely. But with the obvious timeline differences, there might well not be..._____________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________With this in mind, how do you think we would take this news? How do you think we would react as a species?
    First of all, unless the timeline divergence was quite recent there would almost certainly not be alternative versions of anyone. For any particular person to be born, one sperm among millions must meet up with the correct egg. If a timeline alteration results in any alteration whatsoever in the act of coitus that produced you (your parents having sex at a different time of day, or your father's dick is pointed at a different angle when he cums) the sperm & egg that produced you will never meet. Over time these small alterations will cascade until the population is completely different from that in our timeline.
    But walmart would likely still be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHeinrich View Post
    With this in mind, how do you think we would take this news? How do you think we would react as a species?
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    Many people will be curious about the Universe that lies 'behind' the portal, including me.
    Yet, I would not look for my alternative self, because I do not know what happens if two versions of one object are present in one Universe.

    There will also be philosophical, political and legal debates about the existence of the portal and its possible threats for our world (and perhaps vice versa).
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument (1831), Stratagem XXXVIII.
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    If it appeared under the right governmental legislative assemblies with full attendance there might be celebration in the streets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    If it appeared under the right governmental legislative assemblies with full attendance there might be celebration in the streets.
    (Off topic): Speaking of which, a recent gallup poll claims that only 10% of americans have faith in their congress.
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    Sculptor - but the majority still believe it's the best system in the world and daring to suggest the constitution could be improved is like criticising the Gospel according to Jesus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    If it appeared under the right governmental legislative assemblies with full attendance there might be celebration in the streets.
    (Off topic): Speaking of which, a recent gallup poll claims that only 10% of americans have faith in their congress.
    If it was ours(The Peoples) congress, yes. But unfortunately, it is these days a wholly owned subsidiary of global corporations and banking cartels.

    Oh yea, the portal thingy. I would go on a fantastic walkabout, to find out what "they" like to get high on.
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    Ever wonder if it'll be better when China takes over?
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    Will they have Star Wars too, and if so, does Han Solo shoot first?
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