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Evacuating earth in favor of a off-world habitat: Just how many people can be saved?

0. The amount of farming land required to support one vegetarian is measured in acres. The cost to launch a kilo of stuff into space is about 10,000 dollarydoos. This is too much to launch into space. ...
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Does it make sense for my "zombie" to drink blood?

The Stomach is not the Bloodstream Animals that eat blood don't use it to replace their own blood. A vampire bat's fangs don't connect to its bloodstream. In fact they don't connect anywhere. The bat ...
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How can I bypass Bergmann's rule in cold weather populations of humans?

Relatively recent climate change This can be explained by e.g. an ice age setting in. The onset was about say, 10,000 years ago, average sea temperature went down 12 degrees Celcius. There has been no ...
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Does it make sense for my "zombie" to drink blood?

You have invented your own creature. Name it! And more power to you! This thing that your character has become has elements of other monsters but is its own thing. I encourage you to name it a new ...
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How can I bypass Bergmann's rule in cold weather populations of humans?

Coat. Scandinavia is cold and snowy in the winter. In some places the Sun does not come up for months! But the mighty Scandinavians do not care. They are cold resistant and taller than most ethnic ...
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Evacuating earth in favor of a off-world habitat: Just how many people can be saved?

From an astronomical point of view there are several scenarios There are two main possibilities: 1) the objects proceed in an elongated, elliptical orbit and 2) the objects follow a hyperbolical ...
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Evacuating earth in favor of a off-world habitat: Just how many people can be saved?

You Need to go to Mars There is only one scenario where these new moons could cause a world ending event, and tidal/wind sheer is not it. To even make this question make any since, lets assume these ...
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Does it make sense for my "zombie" to drink blood?

Mythic Mashup: A lot of fictional monsters often appear to contain the elements of more than one monster. Your particular creatures sound a lot like nosferatu, a variety of vampire that looks ...
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Which factors determine the political system of the various species from the Homo genus?

The first factor has to be how the genetics drive social behavior. Modern humans are partial social creatures. If you have creatures that have no social genetics, then there won't be any political ...
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What kind of side-effects might stimulating the pain-sensitive nerves have?

Any stress related response Though over stimulation can have some interesting side effects, they all pale in comparison to stress and the psyche. Especially as it doesn't take longer than a minute ...
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What kind of side-effects might stimulating the pain-sensitive nerves have?

The side effects would be similar to capsaicin Capsaicin binds to the same receptors that activate nerves related to abrasion and heat sensitivity. Thus, why it feels like it burns. The body isn't ...
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What kind of side-effects might stimulating the pain-sensitive nerves have?

Since the mechanism isn't well explained, there is no objective answer to this question. I will give my $.02 based on things I would consider reasonable consequences, but this is not as much an answer ...
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How can I bypass Bergmann's rule in cold weather populations of humans?

Technology. Sufficient technology can overcome evolutionary pressures. If, for instance, they have sufficient technology so that shorter, stockier bodies to retain heat isn't a biological advantage, ...
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How can I bypass Bergmann's rule in cold weather populations of humans?

Another stronger evolutionary pressure could become more important than the baseline evolutionary pressure to be short, stocky, and fat (with those evolutionary pressures dealt with another way, such ...
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Planetary Colonisation; how to retain ethno-racial appearances over millennia?

Your "races" are actually different species. https://allthingsfoxes.com/can-foxes-breed-with-dogs/ On our world race is a sociocultural construct - all human races are the same species and ...
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