Maciej
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Would super-sized humans be super-intelligent?
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Short answer: No Long answer: As far as we know there is no linear correlation between volume or surface area of the brain and intelligence. As far as we know there is no linear correlation between ...

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Laser Eyes: Practical?
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I love worldbuilding questions which touch biology! I would argue that it's not so bad as some other people here present. The main question is, where does this power come from? Evolution? Magic? ...

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Could a plant grow on a restrained, living human?
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As a PhD in biology I want to add my 3 cents: plants do NOT need light to grow IF they can absorb sugars from the media on which they grow. Which mainly happens in controlled laboratory cultures, but ...

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Why would two Superpowers not invade a neutral country?
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I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up: Switzerland. This is a very long story, but to keep it short the bullet point are: - Swiss neutrality is a product of a congress of Vienna, where the ...

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Is full VR immersion plausible?
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Yes but... You would need to install quite a lot of ports on the head of a person, because You need to connect directly to a lot of nerves, both on the facial side (eyes, nose, everything in mouth) ...

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Cold planet macrobiochemistry
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I beg to differ: No While all points raised by madscientist159 are fine, silicon based life hypothesis has a one, incredibly large, hole in it. That would be the amounts of energy required to cross ...

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Where would a vampire-like creature get its energy from?
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In addition to obvious and very good answers based on the fact that the blood is actually the thing which distributes energy throughout the body in form of lipids and sugars, You can, if You will, go ...

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What martial art style would most suit an unarmed 'support' character?
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I would argue from practice and actual mechanics that properly trained unarmed melee fighter is just as dangerous as armed one - the only difference is that it requires a lot LESS effort to train ...

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What control method would make controlling a giant humanoid robot ridiculously easy for a complete novice?
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Complete mental link only. Since Your mech is obviously inspired by Daimos, I suggest You follow the pattern set there to its ultimate version. The pilot's suit/chair/helmet hijacks the impulses from ...

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On a world where everyone is nomadic, how does civilization start?
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I got kinda inspired by many answers here, particularly the Jimmery and L.Dutch's. A note I will quickly state that there is a strong question 'how do we define civilisation' here. The process of ...

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What kind of apocalyptic event can be predicted years before it happens?
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A variant on what has already been proposed here - the danger is again, from space, because astronomy and astrophysics is SO cool. Blow the horns, sound the alarms, we are on a collision course... ...

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Why would wild magic have a negative effect on people and the environment?
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It would destroy the world. The balance of the Force must be restored. Unlimited mana means unlimited energy supply. The energy is not conserved in the system. Moreover, this supply is readily ...

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How would I handle creating a new type of interpersonal relationship?
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Nothing in Biology makes sense, except in the light of Evolution By nothing, we mean NOTHING-AT-ALL. This includes any and all forms of behaviours, including group / social behaviours. So if You ...

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Ethical Couriers
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A very simple option is that the couriers cannot read the entire message because of magical protection, but they CAN magically test if the message contains certain words or phrases or expressions. ...

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