E Tam
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How can they fight back against an invisible enemy who can alter memories?
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In Doctor Who, there is an enemy with a similar ability. The Doctor comes up with a really great way to fight them. The trick is that the wizards alter memories, not perception. When you see a wizard, ...

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Breaking out of a simulated world
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The Simulation Argument is a serious philosophical position first proposed by a Oxford University professor that we are living in a simulation, humans will go extinct, or humans stop becoming ...

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Eye size and pupil shape of an over 6ft tall ambush predator?
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Pupils The standard answer most biologists would give you is that the pupils would be vertical slits because this allows better judging of distances: Species with pupils that are vertical slits are ...

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Figuring Out Monster Ecology
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You are approaching this issue in the completely wrong way. Ethology is the study of animal behavior (e.g. how does a wolf pack hunt deer). Ecology is the study of populations (e.g. how does a wolf ...

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Using a Dyson Sphere to Produce Antimatter?
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This is one of those problems where you just multiply everything together and you get the right answer. The amount of antimatter produced by a Dyson sphere is simply the energy flux of the host star ...

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How could mercenaries become a lot more prevalent with well funded & competent militaries still in existence?
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Historically, soldiers coming home from a war had 3 life paths: poverty, crime, and mercenary. You can look into why this is from a psychological or economic point of view, but I am only going to do ...

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Energy-based magic system : will it work?
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If I understand what you wrote, I believe that you are still respecting thermodynamics. However, I would suggest restructuring your system so there were less essences. Each essence could correspond to ...

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Could one make decent armour based on a jaguar pelt?
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Yes. The trick is to put a taxedermied jaguar pelt on top of normal armor. Would it protect as well as competing armors? It took me almost 30 minutes to find a reliable source, but Aztec armor ...

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Help with the balancing and science of my magic system
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When you use Phantasm for a 'cast a spell', metatron leaves your body and travels to the location the spell effects. For example, if you cast an illusion spell, the Phantasm carries the needed ...

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How does a group of terrorists that can turn lead into uranium cause the most damage in an industrial revolution society?
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I am assuming that your time magic works be reversing the flow of time around a piece of lead so that it reverts to its previous form, uranium. This means you will end up with natural uranium (i.e. ...

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How can I store energy/data reliably for 300 million years?
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Encoding the information is no problem; carve a message into some stable material (I would recommend glass or gold) and store it somewhere safe. It is that second part that is the problem though. No ...

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Sustainability of a village of giant creatures
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Assuming Your Species has Mammalian like Metabolism: A T-rex is about the same size as an elephant, and this elephant sactuary has a range of 2700 acres for 5 elephants, or 540 acres/elephant. However,...

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How would this astronaut-in-training know she was in a pool on the Moon and not on the Earth?
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There is a sense called proprioception that tell you where you body is located relative to itself. Multiple sensory detectors are involved in forming this sense, one of which would be completely ...

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How can my large cephalopod aliens have an upright stance?
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You want to look into soft robots and, to a lesser extent, compliant mechanisms. Soft robots use a bendable membrane and fluid pressure to achieve the same results as robots made of metals and hard ...

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Would Dragon scales made of similar material to Limpet teeth work?
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I think the biggest problem you have is that limpet teeth have the highest tensile strength of any biological material. Unless something really unconventional is happening, tensile strength is just ...

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The most suitable martial art for birdpeople?
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This is a great video you can use for inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyLl3K3R8Xk. I would recommend watching the whole thing, but a quick summary is that hawks and eagles use their ...

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