Saturday, January 16, 2010

Does not compute

My son likes it if I read his books; it gives him someone to talk to about them. Most recently it's been Warhammer books...good thing I don't mind military sci fi! The illogic of this latest one is bugging me today. Basics: a group of elite modified soldiers gathers up hundreds of the best (brave, intelligent, pure {boys???}, etc.) boys and has them fight in a giant melee until only two are left. Those two get to join the soldiers. So, what we have here is a group that culls the cream of the gene pool (male at least) before they are old enough to pass that on to the next generation. Uh huh.

It would be like having a mandatory draft and world war every generation. Yikes!

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