by Arnie Geddon (6/9/2003)
EGI sources have learned that the Earth’s solar system is being targeted for demolition by the Milkyway Department Of Transportation (MDOT). MDOT officials have confirms that they have had plans to expand the Starport near Alpha Centauri for decades and that several solar systems are being considered for elimination, but the Earth’s solar system is definately the front runner.
When asked about the large number of creatures that would be displaced by the Earth’s destruction, MDOT officials cited Iminent Domain.
Kurlak Mulhutch (MDOT engineer) stated – “We are still considering several plans, but getting rid of the Sun and its handful of planets is probably the most economical. The number of planets to eliminate is insignificant and the star is relatively small. Most of the other systems have historical significance or are showing signs of developing microbial life.”
“There are two environmental groups opposed to this plan due to the number of unique species that are only native to the earth, but honestly, besides a handful of water mammals and various reptiles, there aren’t any animals that are worth saving. Still, there are plans to transport a significant number of creatures to the various zoos around the galaxy.”
When asked if he intended to place humans in zoos, Mr. Mulhutch responded – “Certainly not. We would never consider placing humans in zoos, even if a zoo was interested in keeping them, which I doubt. Obviously you are aware of the ban on transporting dangerous creatures across the galaxy. Seriously though, even if we don’t wipe out their solar system, its only a matter of time before the humans finish the job themselves.”
On the plus side, if the Earth is not destroyed, it will become prime real estate for weary interstellar travellers.
The final decision on which solar system(s) would be destroyed should be completed within 200 Earth days, with demolision scheduled to begin by Earth year 2023 with a target completion of 2637.