I was reading a few answers to this question about anatomically correct giants, and it got me wondering.
In order for giant humans to evolve, many things would need to be changed.
As summarized from this answer, the giant would need:
- Thicker bones
- Larger muscles
- Longer arms
- Bigger internal organs
- And so on.
I am curious how a normal human, proportionally scaled up, would fare in an Earth-like world. What would the effects of, for example Ant-man be? How long would the giant human be able to survive?
What would the health effects of a giant human be?
In terms of scale, let's start with 10x bigger in height all the way up to 100x bigger in height. (between 50-500 ft tall) Obviously, the health effects would be more prominent the larger we scale up.
This would just be a normal human, scaled up. This means that they still have the same amount of bone, the same amount of muscle, etc. Everything is scaled up proportionally and exactly. I'd also like to know just how long they might be able to survive in these conditions.
A little bit of world-building background: In my story I have two characters I've called Wax and Wane. Wax has the ability to make things larger, and Wane has the ability to make things smaller. Only by working together, they are able to shrink and grow objects (or each other) so the answers to this question will help me understand the effects that Wax's ability will have on human beings. I might write a similar question for shrunken humans later. (if I can't find an already existing question and answer)