Snakes Flying a Plane

For some reason, while eating breakfast this morning I got to wondering what breakfast would be like if the dominant life form on earth ended up being a reptile, fish, or bird. Instead of Froot Loops and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cereals might have names like Wormy O’s and Dead Baby Mouse Delight, or even Slimy Bunches of Maggots. Doesn’t that sound appealing?

Suppose for a moment that snakes were sentient. How would motorized transportation be developed? Would they look around at other species and decide that they needed limbs? Or would they just develop technology that could be manipulated by the mouth? These are important questions. Why aren’t philosophers dealing with that kind of question instead of things like “What is existence”? Then maybe they could sort of actually contribute to society…


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