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Everywhere I've looked, the way we traditionally make a civilization or society feel ancient is by applying ages or architectures from our own history, hence my term "bronzification." A similar ...

I have a huge planet with two continents separated by a wide ocean. Inhabitants think that their continent is the whole world because the other side is too far and they never visited it. What if ...

I am writing a book set in a world that is a fleshed out version of a myth told by Central African Hunter Gatherers (Congo Pygmies) and the African groups north of them, generally going as follows: ...

Background Info First off, adolescence for Keplerians, a species I made as basically Human Version 2.0, is from 15-25 years and at this point everything from anovulatory periods to amenorrheic ...

I am currently working on an alien planet which is inhabited by a race that is millions of years more advanced than us. (They have utopian like cities, cure to all sorts of disease, interstellar ...

This question keeps coming to me from my son. He wonders if a civilization could be built around young leaders, with the primary citizens being youth as well. The idea that he has excludes grownups ...

How do my PA civilizations rebuild after a depletion of the planet’s natural fuels? Even with a wealth of information to rebuild, would civilization still be permanently stunted due to being unable ...

More or less exactly what it says on the tin. Start with a group of cavemen on prehistoric earth, discovering fire, language, wheels, etc, and walk them along the path to civilization, but with one ...

So, human civilization is effectively destroyed, and not a single human being is left on Earth. Their descendants, Homo Stultus, are nowhere near the intelligence of humanity. For whatever reason, ...

The star is Sun-sized and my planet will be more massive than Earth. How massive can my planet be and still be habitable. This is without its internal heat being a problem leading to its becoming a ...

So I'm still wondering if humans could survive with dinosaurs. There are some big problems I see. Here they are: Food Production This isn't so much a problem with planting and the plants growing as ...

All I know so far is, they're a developed culture of humans who live in cave networks underground, made fit for life. They speak their own language, and they have some contact with outsiders, with ...

Let's assume humans could just fly, no wings. Regarding infrastructure in cities (large and small), what would be different. A couple of thoughts I had. Roads would only be used for transporting ...

I mean if in the future Mind Uploading become possible so people could create their own artificial bodies (robotic) and customize them in unique ways, even creating artificial bodies that would look ...

So, on the planet Oceanus, their exist a species, called the Crustaceanoids, who live in an aquatic environment. They are crustaceans, no duh, and are crab like animals. They are exceptionally ...

I’m writing a story where about 1/6 of the world population is moved out of the world (essentially killed off). The ones killed mostly held positions of power (i.e. Politicians, doctors, lawyers, CEOs,...

For my story, I intend to include a city/civilization that is entirely 4 foot tall- with plants, greenery, walkways etc. on top of the connected 'houses'. This city is located in the middle of a ...

In one of my universes, I have a binary planetary system comprised of two planets, one slightly smaller than the other, that touch each other, like let's say a basketball touching a football. Both ...

Human civilization really took off when individuals started to interact with each other, in language and trade and settlements. The transition from stone age to our space faring civilization of today ...

This is a broad question, but the premise is fairly simple: what technological advancements that we take for granted today might be lost, or might no longer be necessary for a spacefaring civilization?...

Suppose on the moons of Jupiter there is a growing civilization of intelligent life. Assuming their technology timeline is approximately similar to our own, except lagging behind us, then... What ...

Rivers can either be rain-fed or snow-fed. And most of the bigger civilizations of the past were located on the river banks. The climate of the region is temperate, but nearby there is a mountain ...

How do underwater cities (with aquatic human-like citizens) handle sewage? What type of technology would be possible to use underwater in order to take care of the mess?

The most commonly used word in english is "the" accounting for about 6% of all the words being used. The second most common word is "be" account for less than 1% of all the words used (see ngram ...

If you look at the history of the earth today, we've got quite a long timeline - about 4.5 billion years. We've got a few hundred years of 'good' historical record, and it gets progressively more ...

considering the universe is 13.8 billion years old aprox. how can a civilization be even more advanced than us if we both lived the same amount of time since the universe was born?. i mean what could ...

Fran is on holidays to planet Earth. She is having difficulty coping with the local geometry. At this second Fran is thirsty. She can see a lemonade stand nearby. She knows a human would have no ...

There is this world, and several people came out of a cave without any memories, but they do have basic knowledge of survival. Years later, the descendants of these people are fairly progressive and ...

Consider a society whose mathematics never developed numbers. Instead, the entirety of their mathematics is highly developed geometry (the kind of work done in the first few books of Euclid's Elements)...

So I have been creating this one planet recently. It has naturally occurring water, atmosphere, and alien life already there. It's a nice place that is almost a duplicate of pre-human earth, just with ...

They are spread over several underwater-forests and live in small tribes under rocks. They eat fish and plants and all live in a big connected Ocean which is about a mile deep. Their level of ...

How can a population or civilization develop empathy to the point where they feel another beings emotion if they are only a few feet away regardless of species and even if they are familiar with the ...

Now this volcanic city is not just any volcanic island, it is only a couple hundred miles above the northernmost tropic but that really isn't important, what is important is that the coasts of the ...

I'm writing a story in which a bored god comes across the Milky Way and decides to create a space civilization to 'bring peace' to the chaos between the already existing space civilizations that exist....

On a world that had no oxygen (and thus is very unhelpful to would be metalworkers who require fire), could the natives find a way to use magnets to generate electricity? If so, to what extent? Is ...

I am looking for information on how the trees and the flora would be in a world with a denser atmosphere and stronger winds. I have read that due to the greater kinetic movement of the wind, that in ...

The title is pretty self-explanatory. I'm wondering, more specifically, what societal, environmental, and/or scientific ramifications might result in an extra-planetary, humanoid civilization with ...

In my world, humanoid races are an afterthought added by the gods only after they'd spent millennia treating the world as their personal canvas, designing it however they found most interesting. This ...

Currencies from gold to bitcoins have inherent issues, they require everything to be priced, they make money required for people to survive, they make people seek to earn money, and since money is ...

Okay, this is going to get a bit more complex, as i am trying to find a realistic number for my story. Let’s assume they have a 50/50 male to female ratio. A few important things to throw out there: ...

A total nuclear war happens between two superpowers, and destroys most of the northern hemisphere and parts of Oceania and South America. 42,000 nukes are used, and hit dozens of cities and cause mass ...

I know that this question may look a little bit similar to this one: Realistic perspective on "shadow/void/darkness" powers? But I do believe this question is quite different Intro: I'm ...

In my world, there was a huge empire spanning across several large continents. It was ruled primarily by a royal family with a number lower ranked governors to look after the individual states. ...

Set in 2015, a highly classified experiment goes awry and as a result the entire universe including non-observable and all multiverses are trapped in an infinite time loop whereby each cycle lasts 24 ...

So I have a race of Gnomes, (think smaller, less hairy dwarfs) that live inside a hollow mountain in the center of a desert on my fictional planet. This planet has civilization but it is mostly ...

A group of space criminals collectively known as the Butchers is gathering enough power to be considered as a serious threat. Although they are nowhere near as powerful as the two major space empires, ...

I have a civilization in my story structured around the idea of worshiping the sun(s) as gods. The Church is the ruling body of this interstellar civilization and ensures that the "Blessings of the ...

CASE: There is a sentient life form that is snake-like in appearance, and cannot have the means to write or perform elaborate body gestures due to a lack of fine motor skills. Their only proof of ...

65 million years ago, a mass extinction event (likely caused by the Chicxulub Meteor) wiped out the dinosaurs, and their remains were hidden from us for millions of years. Humanity was not around ...

Inspired (loosely) by societies like the Gunditjmara and natives of the Pacific Northwest, I always have envisioned a system of aquaculture for one of my concultures, though agricultural studies are ...

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