Knights of Walpurgis

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

In Uncategorized on September 4, 2011 at 10:01 am

Just a thought. In the film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, one of the scenes involve the destruction  of the Earth by an alien race because Earth is apparently in the way of a intergalactic highway and it is doomed for destruction. Earth was destroyed but the protagonists were alive and the destruction was due to a mishap in the part of the retarded Galactic President.

Just imagine the consequences of such an action. All that people hold dear, will vanish in an instant.There would be no more schools, parks, other places and especially all the people that you know and you yourself would be gone in an instant. There would be no more life, especially intelligent life. However, the surviving earthlings would still be able to procreate albeit form a limited genetic pool. Such an event is called a genetic bottleneck where the population is reduced to such a low level because of the catastrophic event. In any case, such an event is detrimental even for future generations because it severely limits the gene pool by a large factor. There would only be resistance to very few diseases.

The good news is that in the film, Earth was reconstructed. It was actually brought back from the state where it was in before the destruction of the human homeworld. The question remains: are the people from the reconstructed Earth the same people as that of the old Earth? They look the same, they are wearing the same clothes and there is an apparent continuity of memory because they seem to know about the prior destruction of Earth. Are the new humans just the same humans reconstructed from the building blocks of life or are they sort of preserved prior to the alien race’s destruction of Earth?

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