"Wow," Spyral replied. "I think I'd prefer the teddy bears, to all this maneating stuff."
"So does that mean, nonwomaneating?" Jila asked.
"Gee..." replied al0. "I've never thought about it that way." HE put his hand to his chin and began to rub it in thought. "We usually send the prisoners down there. Really helps keep overcrowding in the prisons to a minimum. But what if it is true? What if all of the women we have tossed down there are still alive, because the maneating plants and bees only eat men?"
"I'm only judging on my experience, but I've never seen such a deficient species.
How did humans make it thru a cycle, even HALF a cycle, without KILLING each other?
You have no special abilities. You're not particularly smart, can hardly smell, can barely see, and you're not even VAGUELY physically or spiritually imposing!
Is there ANYTHING humans do well?"