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In theory with time and training Wild animals need to be domesticated to be used as beasts of burden. Fortunately, rats are very trainable. Domesticated rats are very gentle and playful creatures. Like a pet dog, a pet rat can learn many tricks and can even respond to its own name. Pet rats can learn to sit up, fetch, jump through a hoop, come when called, ...


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I would say it is very much possible to train domesticated rats as mounts, and as Andrew suggests in his answer it might even be possible to breed them to be able to carry the weight of a tiny human. However the main reason I don't think it will work is a rats gait. They hop along rather than walk, as most rodents do. If you rode them it would be like riding ...


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THE PREDOMINANT WORLD RELIGION WANTS IT: Neo-Accamitism has seized the passion of the world, and dominated by a combination of zeal and conquest. The faith believes in a perfect past where god materialized in a series of incarnations on Earth before humans evolved, appearing once per great geological era. Central to their tenants is that God appeared when ...


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It is probably not possible for a planet to be rotating at near the structural limit for long enough for intelligent life to evolve. The earth had a day of around ten hours right after the moon was formed, but the tidal effects of the moon and the sun slowed it down to its current 24 hours, and it is still very gradually slowing. Even without a moon, the ...


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I think your ideas are mostly spot-on. Off the top of my head, you can increase the rotation rate, core density, core size or planet size. At the edge of the core, the magnetic field has a magnitude of roughly $$B_{\text{core}}\sim\sqrt{\frac{\rho\Omega}{\sigma}}$$ where $\rho$ is the density, $\Omega$ is the rotation rate and $\sigma$ is the electrical ...


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