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The humans are toast (well, medium rare anyway). Short version : ten degrees Celsius should do it, twenty would be more than enough. Luckily for us, their ovens are really slow and the Earth heats up really slowly (a few degrees celcius every year) Which, I assume would give use enough time to react to the change in temperature and allow us to start ...


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They already are. And that includes us humans. You just can't see it. Our patterns are called Blaschko's lines. They exist because when we are embryos, the cells that will form our skin migrate in waves to where they will be. In almost every human the cells are all genetically identical, but if some of the first cells mutate, or in the case of chimeric ...


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Unshielded humans will expire above 40 C Well-prepared humans should be able to hang on to 1000 C and more for some time. Due to our temperature management, humans can withstand temperatures above 100C for hours, and between 40 and 50C for days. However, all natural temperature management depends on evaporation and works only in low humidity. In high ...


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Compared to the other races humans are psychotic. The other races (with the possible exception of the martians) would - literally - die before taking another life, humans can have lots of coping mechanisms for squaring away murder (self defense, first strike, the greater good). The martians are few in number, and see life as very precious given the harsh ...


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Yes. I think this is a white headed marmoset. It has 3 color stripes in the body and a pretty striking face. Of the images in your montage the cloud leopard is the closest to the marmoset pattern-wise and also habitat wise. Other mammals from very different lineages have patterned coats - dogs, zebras, tapirs, mongooses etc. Marmosets are primates but ...


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The main problem will be the square–cube law: If you scale something equally in all dimensions, the mass increases as the cube of the scale, while the surface and cross-section areas only scales with the square of the law. This means that if you double the dimensions of a human being, its weight will be octupled, while the muscle and cross sections will ...


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Depends a lot on how humans prepare. Without humanity adapting, with the above scenario you'll probably collapse society in 5 years and make us extinct in 10. However, just heating up won't hurt well-prepared humans. For example, dig a few hundred meters into a mountain, and you won't even notice the external heating. Easiest method for humanity to create ...


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On a sustainable diet, theoretically they would live a semi normal life expectancy. Physiologically, all of their needs would be met, however psychologically, this is a different story. By nature, humans are social creatures who depend on social interaction. If a person was never to have seen the outside world, they would take on an Allegory of the Cave ...


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Earth has a technological advantage over everyone else. That is why they are in charge. The martians are living on a dead world, so most of their resources go into just staying alive. The Dar circles are naturally cooperative, so their history is peaceful and mostly conflict free. Their technology is amazing, but it is non-aggressive and often shares ...


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100 years is a long time in technology; we've gone from Goddard's home-made liquid-fuelled rocket to plasma drives in that time, so even a relatively conservative extrapolation of current technologies will give you lots to play with. TL;DR: it'll be fine, more or less. The main issue with putting people in geosynchronous orbit is radiation exposure. There ...


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No Unfortunately slowing his chemical reactions isn't enough. Even assuming you slow all the chemical reactions in the room such that the torches burst into life when someone walks in (and nothing eats him). Stopping the primary processes of life isn't enough, there are physical processes that'll "kill" a statue given enough time. Remember that those ...


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Evolutionary traits. Evolution is about the fittest, and the fittest is also the most energy efficient. So our bodies are constantly adapting to be as efficient as possible. That is why muscles disappear when you stop using them. For humans sex is more than procreation, it's also a social endeavor. The male is encouraged to stay and help the female to ...


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With modern medicine, terrific prenatal care, and a woman in good health, twins and triplets usually turn out well. Quadruplets are rare but more common with modern fertility treatments. Survival is good. No quintuplets survived until 1934. Modern care is essential. It took until 1983 to get surviving sextuplets. Only 4 sets have ever existed in the ...


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Your diet provides humans with enough calories and vitamins and minerals from 6 per day mangos @ 210 calories per mango, depending on their body weight and activity, to survive for many years. But you are only providing ~1 gram of protein per day from their ration of termites, ~ 8 grams from the mangos, and 1/2 gram from the celery. The human body needs 0.8 ...


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I'd say the minimum height for the largest human might be 9 feet. Robert Wadlow reportedly had great physical strength until his death. It is important to note he had little feeling in his legs and feet. I would imagine at reaching 9 feet in the 'scaling' process, the subject would experience significant loss of feeling in both the legs and arms. The ...


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Cell death occurs at 65 degrees Celcius or 149 F. I am informed that is pretty much universal for cellular organisms on our planet, or at least not those living on undersea vents or boiling mud. As noted in a previous answer, human beings are adept at creating temperature controlled enclosures and depending on available power some could survive ...


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Looking at this kinda from the hugely negative side... You describe the Awrx as cowards, always getting mad at one another but never actually throwing a punch. You describe the Dar as cooperative to a fault, socially incapable of making individual decisions. Cohesive as a group they're wet noodles caught alone in a dark alley. Your martians are natural ...


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One thing that you failed to mention as cultural traits is creativity. And this is what makes humanity special... most of the other races are sort of mono-cultures with little varience. Humans are fractured into nations and divided over religions and which fictional universes are the best. We've gone to war over the silliest of reasons... and that was ...


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I would say until they sucessfully commit suicide, through refusal to eat or drink, due to the psycohlogical torture. It sounds rather horrific. But given they do not go insane and all of their physical needs are taken care or, water, air, food, waste removal etc... then potentially as long as most other humans, potentially longer than average as they may ...


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No The guardian can't survive. If we only stop/sufficiently slow down chemical reactions but leave other physical processes untouched the following things will be a problem: Physical motion Lots of tiny parts (i.e. blood cells) in the body are in physical motion all the time. Without chemical reactions they can't be properly steered or maintained and will ...


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Reality Check time. In my world there is an old human guarding something of great significance. Presumably the least assumption we can make is that this guard was put there with the intent of surviving by whoever put them there. So the first problem is that we would assume the system was intended to keep them alive and failed for some reason. If, BYW, ...


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Lower A Cable! If space elevators exist in your world it would become very easy to justify the station being at geostationary altitude. Since space elevators must be based from a geostationary point, it is almost natural for your station to exist here. This would also give a credible explanation for how massive amounts of material and personnel are moved ...


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I like both these other answers, but in addition to humans are crazy and like guns, I’d like to add a few more options here. Humans are adaptable Out of all the creatures on planet earth, nothing can match humans at their ability to adapt to new environments or situations, or even better, change said environments and situations to suit their needs. Name ...


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War is the contiuation of politics by other means. - Carl von Clausewitz For the purpose of this question, a conflict will be defined as a disagreement between two or more parties. It must not be possible for the humans to view violence as a superior solution to the provided solution, for whatever reason. - You This creates an obvious issue as ...


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It is not enough that both parties in a conflict agree to keep violence out of their resolution seeking activities. There must be an arbitrator, an unbiased third party with an overwhelming authority over both parties, who is guaranteeing that only peaceful resolutions will be allowed. In the absence of such an arbitrator, there is always the risk that one ...


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Possibly by potlatch "In the potlatch, the host in effect challenged a guest chieftain to exceed him in his 'power' to give away or to destroy goods. If the guest did not return 100 percent on the gifts received and destroy even more wealth in a bigger and better bonfire, he and his people lost face and so his 'power' was diminished." (Dorothy Johansen, ...


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In our world, typically the strong rule. The biggest (usually) male is the one who gets his way. If we want to change that, we need to change the fact that if you can kill the other guy, you can just take what you want afterwards. One way to do this might be to borrow a bit from... I forget, some kind of monkey (or ape?) here on earth. There, the females of ...


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If we look at existing high altitude adaptations in humans we can probably get a clue as to what they might be like, should they survive long enough to reproduce. Adaptations for low oxygen By far the biggest selective pressure on your people will be hypoxia during pregnancy, which is a big problem. On the positive side, issues affecting fertility tend to ...


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Until they die of natural causes (such as a strong disease or old age). In other words, their life expectancy does not change, since they have all they need. I am unsure as to whether the likelihood of infection increases, due to the cramped, moist environment, or whether it decreases, due to limited contact with the outside world and a semi-sterile ...


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Osteogenesis imperfecta type III. https://globalgenes.org/2012/07/11/sweet-bella-is-battling-osteogenesis-imperfecta-and-has-survived-over-40-broken-bones-since-birth/ https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/8695/osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-iii Osteogenesis imperfecta type III (OI type III) is a form of osteogenesis imperfecta, a group of genetic ...


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