Yes. They were designed to see if uplifting native animals could work as colonists on worlds that are inhospitable to humans. Colonists aren't much good if they can't carry the culture of their creators.
I borrowed from my work with them to get the robot neural nets going. Turned out pretty well. Think about it. We require liquid water to live. Do you know how rare that is in the universe?
Oh, Lord. You're using an entire star system as a lab to see if humans can take being a minority.
Just one star system. There has to be some isolation in case things go wrong.
As much as I enjoy the oranges and our talks, I have things to do. Did you need anything else?
No, I think I'm good.
You know, in twenty five years, we've created a population of 450 million. What if someone who wanted to spread a point of view decided to do the same thing? Come up with an idea, then come up with the population to support it?
It would be a whole new working of the population bomb. BOOM, and your meme spreads through the entire city!
Have you ever considered retiring before you break the galaxy?