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Revision 6 . . October 10, 2004 11:07 pm by RJ
Revision 5 . . October 10, 2004 12:19 am by Josh [Edit for proofreading, SPEG, and a little tweeking.]
Revision 4 . . October 9, 2004 6:43 pm by Josh [Phew. I'm picking an easy one next round.]
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Revision 2 . . October 4, 2004 5:05 pm by Josh [Yoink.]
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Changed: 15c15
The Foundation hastily proclaimed itself to be the academic benchmark for all Terran advances in any of the psycho-socio-scientific fields; the artistic and intellectual communities - being such as they are, were, and most likely always will be - leapt upon this display of largese with jovial abandon, proudly wearing the hastily-implimented Silver Owl as a fashion accessory with as little thought for the concequences as would be expected from a child. By the time fashion had shifted to the gaudy trinklet, the Foundation was entrenched, and legislation for licencing and patenting was already being enacted by the [Terran High Senate]?.
The Foundation hastily proclaimed itself to be the academic benchmark for all Terran advances in any of the psycho-socio-scientific fields; the artistic and intellectual communities - being such as they are, were, and most likely always will be - leapt upon this display of largese with jovial abandon, proudly wearing the hastily-implimented Silver Owl as a fashion accessory with as little thought for the concequences as would be expected from a child. By the time fashion had shifted to the gaudy trinket, the Foundation was entrenched, and legislation for licencing and patenting was already being enacted by the [Terran High Senate]?.

Changed: 17c17
Happily, however, unlike the Law Association of the East Rim the Foundation was happy to use its position to propigate development rather than suppress it. Despite the Foundation's heavy-handed approach to regulation, its prudent invenstment, adaptation and guidance of Terran research and development allowed the Terrans to become one of the greatest of the galactic powers - a not incosiderable achievement, given that not so long ago the Terrans were destined for eventual self-extinction. Today the Foundation enjoys a position of considerable power and influence over Terran society, easily equal to that of the [Terran High Senate]?, and is almost unique in remaining largely undamaged in the recent conflicts.
Happily, however, unlike the Law Association of the East Rim the Foundation was happy to use its position to propagate development rather than suppress it. Despite the Foundation's heavy-handed approach to regulation, its prudent investment, adaptation and guidance of Terran research and development allowed the Terrans to become one of the greatest of the galactic powers - a not inconsiderable achievement, given that not so long ago the Terrans were destined for eventual self-extinction. Today the Foundation enjoys a position of considerable power and influence over Terran society, easily equal to that of the [Terran High Senate]?, and is almost unique in remaining largely undamaged in the recent conflicts.

Changed: 19c19
NOTE: The Foundation has three levels of honour. The Silver Owl is the basic patent, given to all inventions that are ratified as safe and legal for Terran use. The Golden Owl is for special achievements worthy of special attention, or great works of theory that can be built on for further advancements. Finally, the Midas Owl, as already discussed, is for revolutionary leaps of genius that advance the Terran cause to heights hitherto unobtained and unobtainable. The Midas Owl has only been awarded three times in history; the first time was a Physics award to Neil Darrow, the second, a Peace award, to the [Terran High Senate]? after its initial negotiations with [Yentic Seven]?, and the third, for Chemistry, was controversially awarded three cycles before the production of this tome to [Xerxes Smith]?, for the his involvement in the reconstruction of Earth and lifetime achievements.
NOTE: The Foundation has three levels of honour. The Silver Owl is the basic patent, given to all inventions that are ratified as safe and legal for Terran use. The Golden Owl is for special achievements worthy of special attention, or great works of theory that can be built on for further advancements. Finally, the Midas Owl, as already discussed, is for revolutionary leaps of genius that advance the Terran cause to heights hitherto unobtained and unobtainable. The Midas Owl has only been awarded three times in history; the first time was a Physics award to Neil Darrow, the second, a Peace award, to the [Terran High Senate]? after its initial negotiations with [Yentic Seven]?, and the third, for Chemistry, was controversially awarded three cycles before the production of this tome to [Xerxes Smith]?, for the his involvement in the reconstruction of Earth and lifetime achievements.

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