Or that they are a bunch of bumbling idiots incapable of properly maintaining records.Tortanick wrote:I actually like that quite a bit (just don't limit customized races to humans only), in sci-fi often each alien has a single culture for the entire species while humans are still as multicultural as today, the description could play on that:Krikkitone wrote:Of course we could make it so that Humans are not a "stock" race instead they are a race that you can only pick if you are going to customize them. (and the computer, if using them could choose random picks)
[or you could pick them as a stock race but they would get AI or Random selected picks]
Culture: reports are highly conflicting, we have herd of humans living in democratic sates where every person is given inalienable rights, we have reports of communist dictatorships where the state rules from the top and corupt military juntas where the government barely rules.
The belief's of humans are equally hard to determine, we have reports that dominant faith is monotheistic but the details vary widely in every report, then we have evidence of devout polytheism and others that claim humans have been atheist since before leaving their home planet.
From this we believe the most likely conclusion is that Humans are a skilled and secretive race of spies running an extremely effective disinformation campaign.
... Not to mention that these are tales of the past, and it is not known how far in the past. There are rumors that previous human empires ruled the galaxy and destroyed planets, there are also stories that their homeworld was destroyedeither by aliens or themselves and they either established a new homeworld or a post-apocalyptic population recovered on the old, or that they are currently reaching into space for the first time with no major disasters.
In short, when dealing with Humans, judge them from your experience with them... not the tales you hear in old books.
I do definitely agree "custom" should not be limited to humans only.