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|Re: meta response to - Theory on the origins|
|Posted By: Sep7imus [subnova]||Date: 3/23/04 7:59 a.m.|
In Response To: Theory on the origins of the war (Ain Soph Aur)
: Ok, there's been a lot of speculation on how the Human-Covenant war began.
This may, in fact be the case, for all we know.
It's odd, though, that you advance this theory as "much simpler" than other theories our there. Occam's Razor, the principle which dictates that the most simple theory is the most preferable, would suggest that the idea that humans colonized a planet or area of the galaxy that was important to the Covenant, angering them, would be the most simple explanation for the war. Religious justification for a territorial war would hardly be a new thing under the sun (or under multiple suns as the case may be).
(Perhaps even more simple would be the idea that the Covenant hate all other races for religious reasons, but the very form of the Covenant (a conglomeration of different alien races) makes that untenable as a theory. There has to be some specific reason they dislike humans so.)
My point is not to contradict your theory, which could be possible, but just to point out that rather than being "simple" it is actually rather complex (you add space pirates and a hypothetical encounter with a prophet to the mix).
(CAVEAT: Occam's Razor may not be the best principle to apply to understanding the real world - there is no necessary reason that phenomena should be explicable in simple terms, and in fact often the more complex explanation is true - much less to understanding the complicated fictional world of Bungie, where you can pretty much count on things NOT being simple.)
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