"Like putting sunlight on the assembly line"
"Payphones have money in them... so they get attacked. And they're frequently in out of the way places, public spots, where a lot of people go by, a lot of people with crowbars and hammers... and payphones are exquisitely evolved as a cactus, really. Generation after generation of payphone users who have just beaten the shit out of payphones, so they're little fortresses..."
The Objects Strike/Co-Evolve Back.
(Plus the insisted monotony of particle accelerators, for Science must be gray and noon.)
I.E.: hostile objects