Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 11:46:55 -0600 (CST) From: Tycho To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Covenent Organization. Two facts are known about the Covenent. First, it is a conglomeration of alien races. Secondly they attack humanity in a fit of religiously ordained bloodletting. I assume that the Covenent attacks all other races it encounters in a similar manner. To think otherwise would mean that humanity is special in some way. While it may be pleasing to the ego to believe this, it seems unlikely that out of an unknown number of other races, ours just happens to be special in a manner that causes groups of aliens to instintually exterminate them. Thus, the formation of the Covenent seems highly suspect. How would a group of fanatic religious xenophobes form in the first place? Therefore their organization must be directed by some single controlling force or entity. This controlling entity is using the Convenet to destroy other races. Since there would be obvious problems with a single force controlling a large, disparate number of alien warriors, the control it exerts must be near total. This is supported by the strong religious convictions the members of the Covenent exhibit. But this raises the question of why the force is not attempting to assimilate humanity and is merely attempting destruction. The dichotomy inherent in the linked concepts of: o an organized group of different races of aliens, o who happens to attack humanity is a fit of religious fervor require us to discard the first assumption. The force or entity in control of the Covenent must bear humanity some special enmity. Thus, there must be something inherent to humanity that the Covenent is attempting to destroy; since they must have exhibited special tolerance in the past in order to form at all, their hostility can not have been provoked merely by the fact we are an alien race. Since their motivation is religious, they must not believe in eliminating alien races entirely, since their war machine must be based on the cooperation of several species of aliens. Since the Covenent attacked humans without prior interaction, there must exist some apriori rationale for eliminating them. So, in concusion, we are left with a Covenent controlled by a single force or entity controlling an alien armada that, for lack of a better explanation, hates humanity. Hello, Tycho.
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