Some articles on galactic civilization, civilization:
... However, by the time of first contact with galactic civilization, humans had themselves raised chimpanzees and dolphins to sentience, giving the human race a ... This claim is provisionally accepted by the major institutions of galactic civilization even as it is hotly contested by a number of senior patron races ... Galactic civilization holds humanity's claim of having evolved to sentience independently to be highly controversial at best, and an offensive heresy ...
... In the Uplift universe an intergalactic civilization called the Five Galaxies, comprising a multitude of sentient races, has existed for billions of years ... This civilization is perpetuated by the act of Uplift, in which a "patron" species genetically modifies a Pre-sapient "client" species until it is sapient ... can be lost due to extermination, or gross crimes against the galactic civilization ...
Famous quotes containing the words civilization and/or galactic:
“But generally speaking philistinism presupposes a certain advanced state of civilization where throughout the ages certain traditions have accumulated in a heap and have started to stink.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadnt developed space travel were mere prehistoryhorse-shoe crabs of the cosmic sceneand something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)