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Questions tagged [behaviour]

For questions about the actions and choices of an individual or group, but at a generic level, not a specific book character. Think nature film documentary behaviors.

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How Would a Filter-Feeding Marine Turtle Feed?

Back home, many large planktivores have ingenious ways to trap food and not water. For sharks like the basking and the megamouth, that is no problem, as they have modified their gills into rakers to ...
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Can humans be conditioned to become non-violent and forget how to defend themselves?

Okay, so here's a quick scenario. Humans over the course of time have been selected to breed based on how docile they are. The violent ones are exterminated and all outside sources have been shut out. ...
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Is running away from 'the humans' a good way to go in terms of survival or just delaying the inevitable of being found? [closed]

In this context related in terms of my last question. I've seen this lots of times in fiction and TV shows where sub-species, such as Marvel's Mutants and Inhumans or anything considered 'super' or ...
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Do aliens gamble? [closed]

I have read a number of sources that indicate that gambling behaviours in humans are the result of evolutionary adaptations. If gambling is the result of the specific evolutionary history of our ...
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Child sorcerers - are they a danger to themselves and others

Young sorcerers' talent starts to emerge when they are two or three years old. The level of their power varies greatly and isn't correlated with their intelligence or sense of responsibility. They ...
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What Purpose Would a Unicorn's Horn Serve in the Wild?

This famous tapestry shows all the "modernized" traits of a unicorn--basically just a pale-colored horse with a single horn on its head. Of course, single-horned animals do and did exist: The only ...
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Society of Sapient Elephants [closed]

So, having gotten some feedback to an earlier question I had regarding the societal structure of herd animals, I realised the preceding question was somewhat too broad, so I've decided to make things ...
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Ringed Planet: The shadow's effect on fauna

I am writing a fantasy novel centered on an Earth-like planet with icy rings like Saturn. This question deals with certain effects of having such a ring system. Assume the planet is Earth, the rings ...
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World with mostly whites people? [closed]

Say most of the black color people become extinct and majority of the people on earth are white color . Do the white people think black people appear more beautiful and think of become becoming ...
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Could a melody played my sportsfans trigger an action over the television?

So I was watching the world cup the other day and some of those fans played instruments like the Vuvuzela at the world cup 2010. The situation What would happen if a company launches an ad with a ...
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Genetic enhancements to breed docility, intelligence, empathy, and acceptance?

I'm beginning to build a post-apocalyptic world wherein rulers want to breed humanity in such a way that: 1) does not end up again in the ecological mess we see in the real world, and; 2) human beings ...
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Developing a society with no military or defense force [closed]

Would it be outside the realm of possibility for a species to develop with no major species competition for land/food and grow into a society of peace and cooperation? I've been trying to develop a ...
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Predatory Behavior of a Dragon

EDIT: After reading alot of great suggestions I've decided that these dragons will be a mix between warm-blooded and cold blooded animals. They stalk their prey and ambush them along well traveled ...
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Mating ritual where female chases male?

Mating rituals are various behaviours, serving as a precursor to copulation in almost all animal species. In general these serve to aid the females of the species to pick out a mate. They can be ...
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How would prolonged use of augmented-reality combat gear affect soldiers?

Consider a future soldier with access to the technological augmentation indicated below, and for whom it is reasonable to believe he would spend (while deployed) at least 18 hours a day attached to ...
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What can a great animal (Hyppogriff, Gryphon, etc.) learn from an elf? [closed]

I am in the midst of creating a fantasy subrace of winged elves. The history of the race in brief is that during a great war with the dragons, one elf riding a gryphon was struk down by a dragon. As ...
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What animal would men ride, if such animal was the same size as a horse [closed]

I'm currently trying to build a world where there is no animal that is like a horse, for example mule, or donkey, or horse. What animal could be ridden by humans if the animals were the same size as ...
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If Our Horses Came From the OTHER Subspecies

It has become common knowledge among mammalologists that the origins of our most iconic rides, the horse, stemmed from the tarpan, a breed of wild horse that became extinct as recently as 1909 CE. ...
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Very unusual approach for Alien to disarm rifle wielding human [closed]

I'm writing a plot to video game (i hope i'll learn unity and make it one day). It will be 3D Adventure from First Person Perspective. Player Character is a modern day professional hunter. He is ...