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*'s in SpaaaaaAaaaace

 A lot of SF (including a certain 2D6 RPG grandaddy) deal with ancient aliens taking humans from Earth and dropping them, fleas and all, on one or more worlds that did nothing to deserve it. The intent was to give us more diverse people to play with. I call BS though. Why the hell would you want to choose humans? Alien A: I just think they've weathered ice ages, floods and volcanism, maybe put ta few somewhere else to keep them from going extinct. Alien B: I dunno. They either runaway when we show ourselves, throw pointy sticks at us or fall on the ground to worship us. It's awkward. Alien A: We can tranq them from the air. No awkwardness or risk. Alien B: Before we finalize this, what about these guys?! Alien A: OoooooOooooh! What about dolphins? Smart AF. Serial rapists (No one is perfect) and unable to manipulate anything. They deserve a planet away from polluting primates.  Octopuses (it's octopi in Greek, I'm writing in English)? The smartest of the invertebrates a