Talk:962: The Corliss Resolution

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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But technological development is eventually going to make wingsuit flight safe, so how are we going to explain our continued survival after that? Davidy²²[talk] 08:28, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Rocket-Sneakers(TM) 06:59, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

When wingsuits become safe, they will become common, and will therefore not be as much fun. In the mean time, someone will have invented something else which is both fun and dangerous (like the aforementioned Rocket-Sneakers(TM)) Drmouse (talk) 13:19, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

"before they can develop space travel and the like, civilizations will inevitably invent an "activity more fun than survival." That is, something fun that's also very dangerous, such as flying off a cliff in a wing-suit."

Before they can develop space travel and the like, civilizations will have to invent an activity more fun than jumping off a cliff in a wing-suit and the like. Space travel is boring. Engineering space travel is boring with maths and work in it too. I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 22:22, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

"As said in the title text, a being that can already fly (hence "avian society") would probably prefer flying around outside over developing the tools needed for space colonization."

I don't think that's accurate (the logic of avian sentients choosing to not develop space travel due to the enjoyment of flying; the title text interpretation being this is fine) because that is from a non-avian sentient perspective. To a sentient avian, flying would be normal, and thus as boring as walking is to us. And if you think walking is fun, YOU are boring. -- OriginalName (talk) 02:00, 26 April 2017 (UTC) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

For one, that's the joke. For two, I would strongly encourage you to read Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 18:22, 13 November 2020 (UTC)mezimm