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Start with the mumps virus, do a bunch of genetic engineering: Downplay the symptoms as much as possible. You want to stay below the radar of groups like the CDC as long as possible. However, you do want to up the sterility aspect as much as you can. You also need to modify it sufficiently that the existing vaccine does not work against it. Release this ...


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Any plague effective enough to affect large swaths of the population will necessarily affect you, thus ending your benevolent and enlightened plan. And if it doesn't affect you, it will almost certainly affect your progeny -- unless the "original" you stored up...quite a princely sum of material and your society has amazing preservative skills. (This is ...


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Let's start by noting that calling an abstract manifestation of emotion a god is a bit rich. At best they sound like mindless extremes of human behaviour, quite possibly without any self and personality, certainly nothing to write home about. As such, they only exist in "mortal form" by possessing and adapting/twisting an existing human being. The ...


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I really like the answers regarding their physical bodies being 100% human genetically. After all, it appears that their physical body is perfectly mortal, which would be passed on to their offspring. Any immortality, longevity, resilience, etc. is due to their eternal essence, which has nothing to do with their genetics. However I want to call particular ...


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We can't really answer the question until we know what a god is. And for religious reasons, people are often uncomfortable examining just what a god is. It turns out that the concept itself, while old, hasn't always been the same. With what we have to extrapolate from, gods weren't always "gods". Humans in cultures that are unlike the PIE-descendant ...


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Consciousness is Metaphysical In your world, the brain acts as a conduit for consciousness that exists on another plane. Human beings have biological, fleshy brains that "capture" their souls at birth and "release" them to the afterlife at death. The difference between gods and humans is that human consciousnesses come from one plane of existence, while ...


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Why would children be demi-gods? These entities also have a functioning biology, including organs, blood, bones, and everything else that goes with a internal structure can be found. So, a god manifests in our world is, for all intents and purposes, human when it comes to biology. Thus, I'd expect them to have human offspring. I don't see the logical ...


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The children of gods and humans are fully human because godhood is not genetic. The manifestation process that the gods undergo when they cross to our plane produces a fully normal human genome -- in other words, the body they inhabit while in our world is completely human. What makes the gods, well, gods is entirely a function of their mind, spirit, soul, ...


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Government program. Sperm banks are a luxury of the wealthy. You want to harness the reproductive power of the unwashed masses. You want to harness the efficiency of government actions. Start with a country where limits are placed on number of children. China has (or had) that. Other countries with high population growth might be induced to also adopt ...


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Not only is it possible. Humans can do it with a technology exists right now. There is a relatively new gene editing technique called crispr which among other things allows scientists to modify the DNA of living cells while the cell(s) are inside of a living breathing creature. Clinical trials to see if it is possible to fix a certain type of genetic ...


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Bone Marrow When a person gets a bone marrow transplant, the bone marrow starts producing cells with the donor's DNA which then flows onto the cells around the body when they get replaced including sperm cells See Bone Marrow Transplant


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The kind of effect you are looking for seems to be Larry Niven's Pak Protector species where there is a second puberty like alteration for humans at menopause that is triggered by dietary etc changes (not available to humans on Earth). Such a change can be triggered in a number of ways once its encoded in the human genome and might not be that obvious and be ...


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It cannot, for a simple reason: as soon as a cell is not bearing the fingerprint of the individual whose body it is inside, the immune system of that individual will foght to take rid of it. For these humans it would be an inflammation of the testicles to kill all the non self sperm cells. I guess it would be rather painful.


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