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Q&A How do you find a mate when everyone looks amazing?

We have modern humans found in a near future, first world country on Earth. The primary technological advancements are in the form of extremely cheap and fast genome sequencing ($10USD/genome) and...

15 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Green‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A Is a genetically modified human with a much higher height plausible?

I've created a genetically modified race of humans with an extreme height. I've taken into account the cube square law, and added some bones and muscles to help cope with that. I'm planning on maki...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Popplio Lover‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Razetime‭

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Q&A What would be different if a person has broader visual spectrum than normal

What would be differently perceived from a person with broader visual spectrum than normal? So I've seen this question, especially the accepted answer, and it certainly is not what I'm looking for...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Hendrik Lie‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

Question society humans vision
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Q&A How would Humans change, or evolve, to being Domed for many thousands of years?

A little snippet from my story idea, for some context- "The Earth Government Collapses, caused by the cutoff of resources from the Colonies. Large-Scale war soon erupts, with Nuclear Weapons being...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Hunt Castle‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Hunt Castle‭

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Q&A Reasonably tougher humans against falls, concussions etc

My question is, how do we make humans more able to resist falls(not just free falls, also normal ones and from a "medium" height, 2-10 meters) and be able to move afterwards, at least for the jumps...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Blirk‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Blirk‭

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Q&A How small can I make this character without making it too weird?

I'm creating a character who was born after a long period of genetic instability, which created a lot more diversity throughout the human race. I'm planning on making my character excessively small...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Popplio Lover‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Popplio Lover‭

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Q&A What if we created a race of humans specialized for islands?

I'm creating a fictional universe in which several races exist that are very different from each other due to long term separation. One race is specialized for archipelagos and more specifically, d...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Popplio Lover‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Popplio Lover‭

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Q&A What if we created a race of humans specialized for a tundra biome?

I'm creating a fictional universe in which several races exist that are very different from each other due to long term separation. One race is specialized for the tundra, and is subjected to sever...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Popplio Lover‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Popplio Lover‭

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Q&A Humanity is doomed because of succubi

The first two answers in the anatomically correct succubi question suggest a parasitic approach to the concept of succubi which snatches off human organs, either the tongue or the vagina and feed o...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Kay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Kay‭

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Q&A Net shift of humans towards introversion?

Extraversion and introversion are a central dimension in the Big Five personality model (or OCEAN model). Being introverted or extraverted may not be mutually exclusive, but, when averaging out ove...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by subdermatoglyphic‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by subdermatoglyphic‭

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Q&A Do dead human bodies have a particular smell?

I'm working on a story where there is a crime scene where the protagonist (who has a superhuman sense of smell) notices a scent that smells like human corpses due to their abilities. I'm wondering ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user2352714‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user2352714‭

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Q&A What is the minimum and maximum gravity level that nearly all humans can sustain over a 5 year period?

There are several questions related to effects of different gravity levels on the human body, but none adequately answer a fundamental question: What is the maximum and minimum gravity that nearly ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by galactic_analyzer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by galactic_analyzer‭

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Q&A Can You Evolve a Second Pair of Pectoral Muscles Without The Need for Flight?

Somewhere on DeviantArt, there is an insightful tutorial by someone named "Uzlo" on how to create anatomically believable angels. Among the instructed details is the possibility of developing a se...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A How would multiple minds control a single body?

One trope seen in movies is mind control. This trope involves a person or thing taking over another person's body, whilst visual or auditory cues and friends try to help the original person regain ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RotNDecay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RotNDecay‭

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Q&A Who is likely to die because of a prolonged power outage? How long does it take?

My antagonist is going to cause a widespread blackout to flex on the protagonist, but the unexpected consequence is that some folks are going to die as a result. This will cause the protagonist to ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by David‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by David‭

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Q&A Would the human body support living on planets with a greater gravity than Earth?

I once read a novel about a prison-planet which was chosen to make the prisoners suffer. One of the different "tortures" was a gravity three times higher than that on Earth. Would the human body s...

14 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Garoal‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Garoal‭

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Q&A How could immortal children age faster than immortal adults?

In plenty of stories you have beings who age incredibly slowly and are technically immortal. I have a handful of similar such beings who have through some means or other attained the benefits of he...

11 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by EveryBitHelps‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by EveryBitHelps‭

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Q&A Would we notice ridiculously healthy birds?

Consider the following situation: Over the last 2 to 3 years, all the world's birds and bats outside of those in human captivity or domestication have stopped getting sick; sick - even terminally s...

12 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A What would gravity, breath, and human bodies be like near the heart of the Earth?

If humans lived on the inside of the earth's crust, what would happen if they climbed mountains? These mountains would stretch toward the burning center of the Earth. Would gravity get stronger the...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would it be possible for neanderthals to not go extinct, and perhaps build their own nation?

Let's say that somehow, enough Neanderthals survived after the last ice age to be able to form a centralized government, economy, etc. Would this even be possible? What events could lead to this?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by bigboi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by bigboi‭

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Q&A What structures would allow random strangers to perform a musical number?

I am an alien from outer space who is visiting a planet called Earth. The species living here, humans, have a very primitive and strange culture. They seem to spontaneously burst into dance and son...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Incognito‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Incognito‭

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Q&A Could a species of marine mammal evolve from humans?

I want to write a science fantasy novel about humans evolving into five new species. The five races are: the Groses and Grosettes (they are my Ogres) (their name comes from the french word gros/gro...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mammifereviolet4694‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by mammifereviolet4694‭

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Q&A What is the minimum human body size needed for respiration?

Reading this question about 1 mm tall people made me wonder: would a 1 mm tall person even be able to breathe? To someone of this size, the oxygen molecules around them would be much larger in prop...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Timpanus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Timpanus‭

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Q&A how would humans evolve?

what would happen if 50,000 humans were sent to a planet that has 3 times gravity, in a arid like environment.Through unknown means. The planet has a similar atmosphere to our own and the air is ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by neo flare‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by neo flare‭

Question evolution humans
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Q&A How would a strong humanoid heal from muscle injury

Background info The humanoids in my Kepler Bb story have stronger muscles at every stage. This makes it much easier for babies to go through physical milestones and thus the shortening of time bef...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Caters‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caters‭

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Q&A Could two related species be capable of breeding again?

Let's suppose that a homo species divides in two separate species (like H. sapiens and H. neanderthalensis) and they cannot breed. Could their descendants evolve to be capable of reproducing togeth...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Miguel NoTeimporta‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Miguel NoTeimporta‭

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Q&A What is the highest concentration of oxygen a human being can reasonably survive?

Writing a story in which a human is trapped on an alien planet with an average temp of 6 Celsius, and I want to have the atmosphere be too rich in oxygen, but not to the point where an air tank is ...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by DomineSatanas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DomineSatanas‭

Question biology humans oxygen
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Q&A Tall trees : selective pressure

Thousands of years ago (approximately 12 000 years), a group of humans (let's call them First Group) reached out and settled in forests with huge trees (Tall trees : atmospheric pressure) which mad...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Emie‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Emie‭

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Q&A Could a person safely walk around with exposed skin under the sunlight of a red dwarf when it's not flaring?

I've been thinking about a fantasy setting built around the idea of a habitable, tidally-locked world orbiting a red dwarf. Since it is fantasy I do have some leeway in terms of the real world limi...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Vorterox‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vorterox‭

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Q&A How long would it take for another species to help primitive humans evolve?

I am creating a fictional universe where humanity's evolution followed a different path that it did in ours (evolution might not be the best word, but bear with me). Long ago, in said universe's e...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Lars‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lars‭

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Q&A Selectively Shutting Down Human Emotion

I ran across an article briefly describing a woman suffering from Urbach-Wiethe disease (UWd). UWd leaves calcification within the amygdala and in this case subject lost all sense of fear (this cas...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Englishman Bob‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Englishman Bob‭

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Q&A Is there any way for humanity to cope with perpetual acid rains?

All of a sudden, overnight, abruptly, weather forecast guys go on strikes... everywhere is raining nitric acid non stop so that on average the amount reported is 100mm and the pH level is 3 occasio...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How might humans evolve on other planets?

In my universe, humans were seeded on Earth by an advanced race. They were also seeded on other planets, notably Jupiter, Neptune, Venus, and some others in other star systems. They were given a la...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Hunt Castle‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Hunt Castle‭

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Q&A Civilization self destruction prevention

In 1950 physicist Enrico Fermi wondered why we have found no alien civilizations even though there are about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the observable universe. Among other things, h...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Fermi paradox‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Fermi paradox‭

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Q&A Does living without access to sunlight for extended periods have known physical or psychological effects on humans?

Humans (even programmers :-) ) are used to having some access to natural light, but in a colony in space, on the dark side of a tidally-locked planet, or underground (for example) this won't happen...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Would humanoids from high gravity planets be smaller than us?

The usual characterization of humanoids from high gravity planet is that they are stockier with thicker bones and larger muscles and this assumption isn't far fetched. Heavy animals on earth have ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Green‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Green‭

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Q&A How much TNT is required to vaporize a human body?

Ideally, when I die I want to be blown up; go out with a bang, you know? However, I wouldn't want chunks raining down on everyone. How much TNT would I need to have secured for my funeral to comp...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Jake‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jake‭

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Q&A Creating a Poison Deactivated/Activated by Swirling/Mixing

In the Crescian society, on alternate Earth, the nobles have a refined sport of settling disputes with mutual assassination. The unspoken rules are that they must be carried out directly by the no...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Enthus3d‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Enthus3d‭

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Q&A What adaptations would make humans better climbers?

In this new fantasy setting I'm building, then after getting the tectonic plates and their movements covered, I've found that the land would be very mountainous, plus numerous valleys, and the isla...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Dead Knight‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Dead Knight‭

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Q&A Parasites that enhance humans physically

Imagine a world where human beings can be organically enhanced to peak physical strength/ speed/ agility and maybe even gain telekinetic abilities to some extent. This enhancement is caused by the ...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Xenocacia‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Xenocacia‭

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Q&A What would be the major body changes if we were obligate carnivores?

As you see my other question What would be the major changes to our body if we were herbivores?. Instead of being herbivores, what would happen if we were obligate carnivores?

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by CrazySlayaNinjaBear‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by CrazySlayaNinjaBear‭

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Q&A Scientifically Plausible Reincarnation?

Is it scientifically plausible for reincarnation to exist? When I think of reincarnation I am thinking of the following: Memories, personality, biases, opinions and feelings carry over from one ...

16 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by James‭

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Q&A What would a lifetime of housework do to someone physically?

I'm thinking about making a dark (and I mean darker than Grimm dark) short adaptation of Cinderella. The gist of it is that, after a life of manual labor and emotional and verbal abuse at the hand...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭

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Q&A If our atmosphere was much thinner (half as thin as we have now) how would animals and humans evolve?

If our atmosphere was much thinner (half as thin as we have now) how would animals and humans evolve? Would we evolve completely different? Would we have a quite barren planet? Let's just say that ...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by CrazySlayaNinjaBear‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by CrazySlayaNinjaBear‭

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Q&A How can human biology be built to allow consistent usage of 100% of the body's muscles without wear and tear?

The island of Themascryia is a nation of amazons, an all-female race that spend their lives training for battle. They are currently under siege by foreign invaders. This army comes from a powerful ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Incognito‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Incognito‭

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Q&A Humans plus Hemocyanin

How would human appearance be different from what it is now if our circulatory system used Hemocyanin for oxygen transport instead of Hemoglobin? Limitations, restrictions, additional details, etc...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dalila‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Dalila‭

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Q&A How would civilisation develop in a permanently psychoactive world?

How would human culture and civilisation develop if placed onto a planet permanently psychoactive, e.g. because of low (but inevitable) amount of LSD-like substance in either water or air? To simpl...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by jaboja‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by jaboja‭

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Q&A Long term fever in humans

Scenario : Due to the effects of a magical overload, there are people in my world who lose their magic. Those that don't go outright insane are left with damaged nervous systems and a high body tem...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nymn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nymn‭

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Q&A How could a winged human hide their wings?

In my world there are ''angels'' which have 4ft long wings and can't fly. As of late, these 'angels' have been hunt down and they must hide. How can a winged human hide their wings?

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by The Real Bat man‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by The Real Bat man‭

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Q&A Powerful and strong tail

If humans hadn't lost their tails and today we had fully prehensile tails as long as 1/2 our body and stronger than an arm, how would the tail of a bodybuilder or just a buff person look? Would tai...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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