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Planet for elves

This one is considerably easier to imagine than Orc Planet. If you want to have organisms with tall, skinny, pale, and long eared bodies, pick an environment where these features are naturally to ...
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Dwarves as silicon life forms

It's already hard to forecast that from a lump of self replicating carbon based matter a humanoid form can evolve. Doing the same forecast for a silicon based life form, of which we know nothing more ...
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Dwarves as silicon life forms

Popular fiction depicts "silicon based lifeforms" as rock monsters. This is a misunderstanding of how that would work. Imagine if fiction identified "carbon based lifeforms" as ...
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Dwarves as silicon life forms

Not really, under the science-based tag. Silicon can bond to itself and to hydrogen in a very limited way, but compounds with Si-Si bonds are very reactive. Only Carbon has the ability to make large ...
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Planet for elves

As I proposed in this answer to OP's related question, if we presuppose a departure from human evolution at some point in the past, we can achieve a sufficient departure from human evolution to ...
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