Far...faraway...

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Are disasters the only mentors in our current small world with easily accessible knowledge and cultures? Mind, logic, and ever-accumulating history lessons make humans noble, organized and, worthy of leading happy lives on earth, as compared to all animals.

Submitted: July 10, 2020

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"What an environment! Lots of elements of single and combined entities, and with different densities, compositions and configurations are detected" says the captain who adds happily after another look into some screens "Oh! Yes indeed. And a wide spectrum of new life forms. Samples must be taken."

After manipulating some machines, an assistant responds: "Those scattered life forms moving on two limbs appear to be the dominant creatures, and have control over other life forms, both moving and fixed."

The visitors then change their location and touch some buttons.

"There is a great disparity in the living methods of the dominant creatures across the planet." says the captain.

Another assistant responds, pointing at one screen: "Look over here! Some dominant creatures are attacking similar creatures and there, they appear to be disposing of some of them. Interesting!"

"And, they do not make any use of the terminated ones," says a third assistant in surprise.

The visitors spend a few seconds in silence before one responds, "We can deduce from our information and analysis that all needs for the continuation of life on this planet exist and are plentiful."

They suddenly hear loud noises and detect major hot spots.

An assistant says, "The vibrations appear to follow those intense light activities which are similar to the phenomena of solar flares, but much less powerful."

"The physicochemical components of the atmosphere have no characteristics of spontaneous ignition. They are produced by the inhabitants," responds another assistant. 

The spaceship then quickly moves away from Earth's atmosphere, and its captain sends a message to the alien base stating: "We just studied a small remote planet with a variety of life forms and cultures. An unknown phenomenon is noticed among the dominant creatures which do not equally share their resources. We did not come close enough to collect samples fearing the possibility that our ship gets directly damaged, and that we might carry a mysterious disease which makes its carriers dispose of themselves and of other moving and fixed life forms."

An assistant responds: "Such a colorful planet with beautiful images and a malignant reality! One of a kind!"

And back they travel to their big planet whose inhabitants are unaware of any phenomenon of aggression. It was just a faint, temporary, and involuntary nervous phenomenon, so primitive and instinctive that was not felt except in the remote rarity when one gets a feeling of loneliness, hate, or hunger. Such symptoms have never occurred for a long, long time, in their far, faraway planet.

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