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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
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    I never said they could cure any disease. But when sugar is only a rare mineral on your world, that you mine from the ground... that is an issue.
    Sugar is carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. You can make it from water and CO2, both of which they have if they are humanoid. You can get it from microorganisms. You can get it from plants and trees - and again if they are humanoid, then they have carbohydrate-producing plants in their ecosystem. I would be very distrustful of any super high tech aliens who claimed they couldn't do that.

    Imagine being in a Starbucks and having an NSA agent approach you. "Excuse me, but we would like to hire you. You see, someone has a code out there where they have written messages in English, but have replaced each letter with a unique symbol, and we just can't crack the code. Yeah, we can read your underwear label from space, and can crack any other code, but this substitution cypher just baffles us. Would you be willing to do this for us? We will pay you $100 million a year."

    Would you believe him, or would you suspect something was awry?
    While that is insightful of you. What you are saying is that if humans did not have sugar bearing plants, we would could still create it with the raw materials we have, no?

    Well... I guess the writer never thought of that. At any rate, maybe the reason is more expansive?

    Possible In-Sstory Reason One: They are a designer species, which means they were created by another species (which is no longer is around them). Meaning there is literally a brain block preventing them from comprehending how to make sugar from raw materials. Only to keep them from ALL getting superpowers. This would also mean that the government already knows this, and tries to enforce the wishes of whoever created them by banning sugar intake to the degree possible.

    Possible Reason Two: They look human, except for the blue skin and white hair, and can eat normal food and breath normal air. But inside, they are not made of the same stuff. All the worlds of their systems are designer worlds, made by a species no long around them. The elements in them are not all identical to Earth's, although many are.

    Personally, I like reason one better. As it stretches the imagination less, and it's less of a cop-out. A small handwave is not bad, but once you start handwaving planets being created into existence for the sole purpose of ONE alien species... that goes TOO FAR. So reason one would be better.

    Unless you you can do better.
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    very simple. i would forge documents of government permissions indicating that the local government of the planet wants to import sugar for some research.obviously some part of the sugar will go to the lab and the remaining to the alien who has hired you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29081973 View Post
    very simple. i would forge documents of government permissions indicating that the local government of the planet wants to import sugar for some research.obviously some part of the sugar will go to the lab and the remaining to the alien who has hired you.
    How would you forge such documents? Also, if arrested, I'm sure police could try and coraborate the story.
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    What's the point of getting done for gold not worth it
    Now let's talk Latinum better universal value
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