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Anatomically Correct Asian Dragons

Axolotl A slightly better fit in the salamander family may be the Axolotl. Unlike other salamanders they have long ornate gills that resemble the frills of an Asian Dragon. They also have certain ...
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Anatomically Correct Asian Dragons

Olm Your dragon bears a resemblence to the Olm. Long snakey body, hairless with itty bitty legs. The olm is a type of blind cave salamander that lives underwater. Master of the Sea and Sky indeed! ...
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Anatomically Correct Asian Dragons

They are related to Komodo Dragons But for the horns, weather control, and flying, these are very close to being oversized Komodo Dragons (like the one above) with lots of frills added. In fact, our ...
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What traits would a species have if it eats electricity to survive?

Like John Dallman pointed out, living beings need to get both energy and matter from their food. That is true for any living being, including bacteria and the such. They don't need it to come from a ...
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Can giant bugs and humanoids be in the same place at the same time?

For a species to evolve there also need to be an ecological niche available to be occupied. In a world where there are humanoids there will be other mammals, small and large. If there is competition ...
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How would evolution be influenced by the remnants of humanities servant robots?

Well, considering this humans had tech that replaced organs and probably didint have to take care of their health to live the 700 years, i belive most of the food were delicious and unhealthy, lots of ...
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Acetylene and Methane biology questions

There are a few things that stand out as potentially problematic with your proposed carbon cycle. First, the overall efficiency of converting methane and acetylene into useful energy is very low. This ...
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Plausible evolutionary pressure for an organism to evolve space flight?

Assuming a minimal gravity to retain a life-sustaining atmosphere does not make things easier! Retaining an atmosphere requires a certain minimum escape velocity, and that's exactly what you want to ...
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Would living on around Alpha Centauri change how our eyes see color?

Funny enough, my current research is into genetic disorders in genetic isolates so I suppose I'm somewhat qualified to answer this. In 350 years the populations are unlikely to diverge much unless ...
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Plausible evolutionary pressure for an organism to evolve space flight?

Yes, but not on a planet First off, it is impossible to me that life evolves naturally to panspermia on a planet. The energy requirements for launching yourself into space are astronomical, the ...
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Diversity of chemotrophic plants on a tidally locked world

We have this. The Indian Pipe is a plant that is fed by fungi. The fungi are apparently parasitic on trees (at least, there is no known benefit, though I retain an unfounded skepticism whether the ...
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Diversity of chemotrophic plants on a tidally locked world

If I am not wrong, this would push these organisms toward carnivory. Only so much can be extracted from soil, and as in situ nutrients are depleted this nichs becomes saturated. The plants need not be ...
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Diversity of chemotrophic plants on a tidally locked world

What you have described is essentially a Fungus Your organisms are essentially non-motile macroscopic consumers which lines up pretty nicely with the niche held by fungus and slime molds on our world. ...
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Diversity of chemotrophic plants on a tidally locked world

using symbiotic chemotrophic bacteria [...] even losing their photosynthetic abilities eventually this would turn them into simple parasite. A symbiotic relation requires both side to do something, ...
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