Monty Harder
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What social and environmental factors would create a culture where wives had more than one husband
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In The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein posited Lunar penal colonies analogous to what Britain did with Australia in real life. Due to the far higher incidence of incarceration among men, ...

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Why might it be desirable to engineer aquatic humans?
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Earth-like planets are mostly covered by water If we assume that humans have the best opportunities to survive on planets as "earth-like" as possible, the majority of their surfaces will be covered ...

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Why would aliens ally with humans against other humans?
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One Human Faction Represents a Threat to the Aliens The schism between the human factions is based on ideological differences. The aliens (whether correctly or incorrectly) deem one ideology (which ...

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How could a magical, sentient library defend itself?
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There is nothing physical to take There aren't really any physical scrolls, just magic the library itself has to present the image of such scrolls. When a raider "takes" a scroll outside the library, ...

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Galactic Law Enforcement - Handcuff Alternatives
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Nanonet A "cartridge" of nanobots with a controller chip on one end is loaded into a Nanonet Gun, which, when fired, places the nanobots (via commands signed with the private key embedded into the ...

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Where to hide the Illuminati?
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There's a secret, literally underground meeting place, which is reachable via some undocumented subway tunnels that connect it to equally-secret stations under some buildings where powerful and ...

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How to improve TCP/IP for an interplanetary WAN?
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IPTP (Interplanetary Transmission Protocol) IPTP is a bi-directional, point-to-point, store-and-forward protocol, designed to be highly fault-tolerant. IPTP Links are defined between planets such ...

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How can I indicate a third dimension on a map of outer space?
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This map is an animated .GIF designed to bring out the third dimension for the Galaxy on Fire Wiki. By rotating the point of view slightly, it provides the visual cues to get depth out of a flat ...

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How can I explain a continent with extremely un-equal progress between its nations?
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Imbalance in Technical Education High technology can only be maintained if the people maintaining it have an adequate education level in STEM. The less-technical parts of The Empire can barely cope ...

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How can I prevent hyper evolved versions of regular creatures from wiping out their cousins?
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Mana Affinity There are different "flavors" of mana. The organisms capable of using mana are best at using the mana generated by others similar to them, so when they start to displace the mundanes, ...

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Best spot within a human to place redundant heart
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In a "Bag of Holding" Since we're using magic anyway, let the redundant heart, as well as some sort of reservoir of extra blood, an extra lung or two, with a large supply of oxygen to supply them, ...

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