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SciFi Essay Topics - Any Ideas? Answered

For school, I have to write a 6-8 page essay, double spaced, about a chose topic. My teacher said we could pick our own, but she (a) has to approve of it, and (b) it has to be mysterious/unsolved/SciFi/urban legend/consipracy theory. Also, any suspicious crimes, like that concerning Lizzie Borden, are also accepted. My friend is writing of the Chupacabra. Does anyone have any ideas on some good topics, that I won't be straining to find info to write about, i.e., a topic with a ton of info, so much so that I have to condense it? I love the genre that my teacher gave, conspiracy theories, SciFi, and urban legends are my thing. I just can't think of any that would be worth writing so much about. Thanks, I appreciate it!

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Brennn10

11 years ago

How about the belief in ghosts and spirits? Highly contested!

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its a lionGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

haha "DHMO withdrawal means certain death." "major component of acid rain" i wonder how many peopled believed that it was really dangerous and told thier friends about it... im going to start telling everyone the dangers of it.

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its a lionGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

oh yes i know about all of those and how dangerous it can be. but i meant to the point of it being something completely different and trying to actually get it banned.

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Goodhartits a lion

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah I know, I was kind of pulling your leg, playing along, only in the opposite direction ;-) Dangerous, yes; but necessary, of course. Without water, we wouldn't have life here. I have a printout of that I carry with me in my briefcase for emergencies. ;-)

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VIRONGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Ok, so there's this invention (field generating device) called AO, and it acts upon the earths magnetic field altering the Schumann Resonance, (which happens to coincide with Brain Wave Frequencies) and by this influence AO inhibits violent thoughts. World peace follows, a world-famous doctor named Mel discovers the fountain of youth, (which just so happens to be full of pure DiHydrogen Monoxide) and everyone lives happily ever after. This all happens in 2012 just as a nuke war seems imminent. A time traveler told me so. :)

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GoodhartVIRON

Reply 11 years ago

Here's a question to answer: How come almost all "aliens" appear to be humanoid in some fashion ? Is this some sort of pattern ?

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BranGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Not the ones from Independence Day. They were like squids, with tentacles on their face. Now, Signs, those were humanoid, and for that I dislike it. I don't think aliens, if they are out there, are humanoid. They are most likely a simple kind of life.

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VIRONBran

Reply 11 years ago

In the USA, it is usually illegal for aliens to take human form. Animals are ok though as long as they come by themselves.

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BranVIRON

Reply 11 years ago

Well, of course, in the USA, it is illegal for aliens to stay here with a green card.

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VIRONGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Sure, it's the pattern that human beings sense and recognize as beings.

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GoodhartVIRON

Reply 11 years ago

They seem to be the only form that "makes constructive sense", at least to us. Crustacea would have a difficult time building space craft, as would softer bodied animals. Insects, when portrayed as such normally stand upright, and if you watched the early Star Treks, they all spoke perfect English too.

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Kiteman

11 years ago

How about the particularly tall, hairy gentleman employed as the school caretaker. Haven't you noticed that he has awfully Big Feet?

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BranKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Hehe, Big Feet. I have size 14 shoes, which is 12 in the U.K.

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KitemanBran

Reply 11 years ago

And we all know what having big feet means, don't we?

(big socks!)

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BranKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Amen to that. I've also heard it as big shoelaces.

Big hands = big gloves.

Oh, how I love euphanisms.

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KentsOkay

11 years ago

Write somethng about the recent sighting of Nessie. Theres loads of info on wiki and some good videos on youtube. r just something about lake monsters in general. Or Bigfoot.

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its a lion

11 years ago

the mothman?
flatwoods monster? ok so maybe you couldnt write a whole story on him, but it is kind of funny to read the story. hmm the wikipedia one doesnt make any mention of the guys being drunk like the one i read did...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_monster

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NachoMahma

11 years ago

. How about the Fouke Monster (Boggy Creek Bigfoot)?