Linked Questions

4
votes
0answers
799 views

Anatomically Correct Centaur [duplicate]

I am honestly surprised no one's done this one yet. The centaur is a creature from Greek myth with the head, arms, and torso of a human replacing the neck and head of a horse. Standard Anatomically ...
172
votes
18answers
62k views

How could dragons be explained without magic?

Dragons are a grand classic of fantasy. For this question, let's assume we're talking about the following stereotype: hatches from an ostrich-sized egg and can grow to mountain size if nothing limits ...
85
votes
14answers
9k views

Is there a scientific explanation as to why aliens should look similar to us?

In almost all science-fiction stories that include alien races, said aliens are similar to humans in many ways: bipedal (and often humanoid), communicate with sounds coming out of a mouth, orient in ...
68
votes
12answers
18k views

Do centaurs suckle from horse nipples or human nipples?

This has been puzzling me, because if the human half needs human nutrients, then suckling from the human nipples makes sense. But the horse half needs different nutrients, so which set of nipples ...
34
votes
6answers
8k views

How do centaurs get enough oxygen to run

This is a partner question to How do centaurs get enough calories to live? Centaurs are a common mythological figure, with the body of a man where a horses head would be. They usually exist in ...
40
votes
5answers
6k views

How do centaurs get enough calories to live?

This is a partner question to How do centaurs get enough oxygen to run Centaurs are a common mythological figure, with the body of a man where a horses head would be. They usual exist in a fantasy ...
22
votes
6answers
6k views

Anatomically Correct Griffins

As a series of anatomically correct myths, here we have the griffin. Is there a realistic way that griffins could evolve? Using Earth or near-Earth biology, how close could I get to the classic ...
24
votes
7answers
11k views

Anatomically Correct Angels

As part II of anatomically correct myths here we have the Angel. Angels appear in many cultures and are most commonly seen as simply winged humans. Is there a realistic way that angels could evolve? ...
23
votes
5answers
4k views

What should centaur dwellings look like?

Centaurs are horse-human hybrids. Because they have human elements, we can assume that they have intelligence, culture, and a desire for a comfortable life. A stable that would be good enough for a ...
7
votes
3answers
949 views

Why would an animal need six legs?

And I'm not talking about insects. In what kind of environment could a large number of different species all develop six legs/limbs/appendages the same way most vertebrate species on Earth have four? ...
10
votes
3answers
867 views

Karyotypes of partially interbreeding human races

In a non-magical world where homo sapiens has evolved into several races or breeds (like dogs) or even species as in Q10102 and Q12190, that can interbreed for the most part, how can one model the ...
5
votes
3answers
795 views

Ideal Centaurs: A Torso and Four Legs

Centaurs. Half human, half equine. The idea's been bouncing around in my head for the past hour, so I'm going to ask it here: Would a centaur structurally make more sense if the torso was at the ...
1
vote
0answers
187 views

biologically speaking, what would a centaur and human hybrid be like? [closed]

essentially, i need to know what would happen if a centaur and a human were to have a child. what the child would look like, what their internal anatomy would be like, etc. currently, my idea is that ...