Jules
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If everyone in the world disappeared except 35 random people, how long would it take for one of them to realize they're not alone?
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Of your 35 survivors, it is likely that 7-8 of them are Muslims. I imagine that at least a few of those might decide that now is a particularly good time to undertake Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca. ...

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What would be the human population 200 years after 8 slaves escape?
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Most likely zero. Maybe not after 200 years -- there may still be a small group of humans struggling to survive at that precise point in time -- but sooner or later, all the evidence suggests that ...

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Why would robots settle at a river?
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The robots' primary desire is to serve humans. Living in an area where there are no humans causes them great distress. The region they have been exiled to has few humans, but those who do spend any ...

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How would a very large, sentient spider communicate?
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By rapidly changing colour patterns Many spiders have chromataphores that enable them to change their pigmentation on demand, e.g. for camouflage while hunting. Other species that have this ability ...

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Why buy tech from the future?
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Yes Lets turn this around and look at present day tech being offered to a CEO of a tech company, probably involved in the semiconductor industry (because most of the big tech companies of the day ...

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Why Would an Enemy Army Retreat if they Will Die Anyway
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They're defending their homes They know the walls are lost, they know that your forces will be into the city no matter what they do. But each and every one of those soldiers has a home and family ...

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Can a dragon's fire breath be liquid based?
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Butane is an interesting possibility. While it is usually a gas at room temperature/pressure, it only requires moderate pressure (about 40psi) to keep it liquid at typical body temperatures. This ...

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Is it dangerous for a ship's crew to get stranded in a nebula?
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Why this won't work Hiding in a nebula just plain doesn't work. They're too transparent to hide anything from any scientifically plausible method of detection. See Phil Plait talking about how ...

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Would lower gravity lead to earlier spaceflight?
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On a planet where gravity at surface level is 1.6m/s^2, launching yourself into space isn't the problem. Assuming that the planet's radius is about 1/10th and it's mass is about 0.16% of Earth's (...

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What could cause sugary rain?
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Your planet is located in a star system which contains a cloud of orbiting sugars, and interaction between the planet and the cloud mean that sugar is periodically deposited into the upper atmosphere, ...

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Why would two humanoid species be physically unable to touch each other?
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The two species coevolved in an environment with intense competition. One of the species evolved an instinctive and entirely uncontrollable reflex where when they sense a pheromone produced by the ...

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How much memory is needed to record a human thought?
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A question to consider before this question can be answered: do people in your world have a strong understanding of the processes required for human cognition to the level where they can be simulated ...

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