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Normies Get Out Edition.

RESOURCES:

https://speculativeevolution.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Tutorial
>One-stop shop for relevant background information for starting a project

http://planetfuraha.blogspot.com/
>Fantastic blog covering all sorts of spec evo topics in-depth

https://specevo.jcink.net/
>The Speculative Evolution forums, full of resources and ongoing projects

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>Part exobiology project, part spec evo tutorial, Biblaridion’s alien planet video series is informative and well-researched

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>>3885465
Intelligence isn't really that hard to come by no? I mean, give or take whales and orcas exist. All you need is pretty much just some form of way to pass down this intelligence generation after generation, I.E whale, dolphin, orca pods that teach their young what to and not to do.

Monkey see monkey do as well.

That's a probability.

Probably more. Just needs a group and a social structure that let's said group imitate what one is doing. Meerkats do this as well.

As for general intelligence, well... hard to say.

A snail is perfect for finding a humid, moist place and a deer is perfect for finding vegetation. So, there's that. Memory, cognitive ability, and the like comes into different shapes and sizes. A tiger is perfect for calculating it's pouncing, I.E the tiger's own weight, the distance, and the momentum they gain from said pounce. Hell, they even move their ass left and right in preparion. Or maybe that's just them stretching. Who knows?

But yeah, intelligence, I.E human intelligence, that being the versatile, volatile, calculative kind is definitely possible thanks to social structures.
But general intelligence is just instinct for some animals really.
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>>3885482
Pounce*
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>>3885465
>What about a desert-dwelling one?
I wonder if an intelligence could come about via looking for resources? Like having to relay information between members of the species and distrust and bad communication would become unappealing traits to pass on, so an animal that can communicate and trust others of its species might would develop. Tool use would have to be a seperate development but if you're in a desert and finding methods of extracting resources is already something done with intelligence, I think it would only be a matter of time. This could hypothetically work with a lot of desert-dwelling body plans, imo.
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I imagine primates still have some wiggle room for further evolution. Hair receding but still a thick skin for protection, maybe not from the climate but the harsh environment they'll find themselves in. Longer necks for feeding purposes.
Here's my rendition.
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>>3886423
Very funny.

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Weird deep sea stuff thread
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>>3856760
is this an ostracod basically?
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>>3885219
Can you imagine if this happened to humans?
Like; you forget to wash your hands properly or something and then one morning you wake up and there's a little cock-and-balls growing on your forehead?
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>>3856619
fake and gay
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>>3860170
cute
still cute
what the fuck
aahhhh
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>>3866780
Sounds amazing, sign me in the my next life if the oceans are still cold enough for this species to be around.

Also
>sharks
>needing eyes at all
lol fuck eyes, sharks don't need them

Why is it so bad that pitfalls are dangerous?

Isnt the most important thing about a dog is how much they can hurt a home intruder?

Doesn't that make pitbulls the best dogs?

If you want a dog to protect your house why wouldn't you want one that is scary?
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>>3885904
>your dog gets shot by burglar
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>>3885077
Because I don't like killing domestic animals but as long as these things exist I will be forever shooting them when they wander onto my property
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>>3885077
>Isnt the most important thing about a dog is how much they can hurt a home intruder?
If you are thinking of your dog like a weapon, then a pit is like a land mine placed right inside your door.
Sure it'll fuck up an intruder.
But it just takes one slip of your or your family's attention and care to fuck up what you want to protect?
Wouldn't you prefer a dog/weapon you have greater control over?
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>>3885108
>canine mother

Furfags please go
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>>3885077
I mean if you consider having you or your child’s throat torn out when you violate the NAP by feeding it 211 pieces of kibble instead of the agreed upon 228 pieces protecting your home then from that point of view it’s an effective guard dog

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what are the spookiest animels
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Homo sapiens for me
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>>3886418
female

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Anabantards Edition
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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor, and issues. Before asking questions in this thread, make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:
>www.modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/

Stocking and Water Change Calculator:
>www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php

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>>3885709
$200,000 worth of shrimp in a 40.
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>>3885699
>40 gal
400 shrimp

>>3885709 is also acceptable
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paint done, waiting for it to dry to put the hob on and start planting.
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Can you tell the genders apart on immature shrimp?
Or is it only visible when they are mature?
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>>3886434
You can try to ask them politely. Otherwise you’ll have to wait for them to mature

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incognito edition
previous thread:
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>>3886342
>>3886346
Vet. Something very bad has already happened. Quarantines are over. Have been for months....
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Where the fuck do I get a puppy from? All I can find in my area are shelters run by crazy women with nothing but shitbulls or akc certified breeders that want $2500 a dog. I just want a nice little mutt like we had as a kid.
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Inga had her spay and since she hates the cone I went with a device her trainer recommended. She seems much happier but she looks so dumb now kek.
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>>3886485
Yeah she's pissed, lool.
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>>3886382
Rescues are a nightmare, shelters are a dice roll, and compassionately bred dogs cost a fair bit to raise due to the expense of good food, vet visits, shots, cleaning supplies, vet care for mom, bedding and round the clock care.

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What does she want?
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>>3884614
cringe
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>>3884614
hot
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>>3884614
based
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>>3883540
That's a dude
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>>3886490
a cloaca is a cloaca

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>>3884539
LM FUCKING AO!
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>>3885005
Metroid?
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>>3885642
Yep, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
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>>3884552
How so?

>You will never see a passenger pigeon flock
Fuck my shit life and this shit timeline
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>>3885915
Get a ouija board if you want to study them so bad.
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>>3885171
No animal is boring
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>>3885412
Yeah, thanks to them the megafauna of Africa still retains its beautiful diversity. Europe on the other hand was depauperated and deprived of once common species just because of the monstrous greed of its human inhabitants.
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>>3886465
You're really attempting to place Africa on the pedestal? Really? On my 4chan.? Nigga please.
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>>3886475
>You're really attempting to place Africa on the pedestal?
No, I'm just being objective.
Europe is the most environmentally damaged continent on the planet. All the natural heritage we are trying to protect in developing countries today has already been annihilated here centuries ago.

Hey anons, this fucker is huge, anyone know what it is?
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>>3886245
Stag beetle, don't know the exact species
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brown recluse

How could an evolution create such face?
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because God is great.
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>>3877209
These plebeians aren't ready for this conversation
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>>3886458
Of course not, they're too entangled in the web of lies, brainwashing, and slavery that is the Abrahamic religions.
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>>3886220
True. Lone wolves get rekt by bobcats.
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>>3885674
Zero resemblance

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And I came to a conclusion that all earth conservation talk and efforts are ultimately selfish for humans.
Not in a way that if the planet gets fucked up, we will die out, but in a way that conserving species only serves our aesthetic needs.
Because for most of Earth's history of life, temperatures have been much higher and lower than now, and the only difference in this recent uptick in temp is the speed of it, and it doesn't seem like it will continue going parabolical either, it's starting to fizzle out already. The point is that even if Earth gets completely fucked up, life will continue, roaches and rats and shit will radiate to take vacant niches and that will be the end of it. For most of life's existence there was no one to care for any animal dying out.
Every point about climate change and species conservation stems from human concepts of empathy and guilt, as well as our selfishness. We feel like we fucked some nigga's day up, we make effort to amend our mistake, even though animals don't realize who fucked with them and won't appreciate our apologies.
There are two mainstream ways of thinking about the climate issue: the selfish and the empathetic. The former concerns itself more about humanity's survival, which is pretty self-explanatory, and the latter about the aesthetics, and I want to expand more on this one, because it claims to be concerned more about animals than people, but that's not exactly the case here.
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>>3886417
>this way of thinking focuses on how boring it would be for people to live on this planet without much biodiversity.
a planet without much biodiveristy following an extinction event would not be able to support people.
There have been studies done and the traits to better survive mass extinctions are:
>less then 5kg of mass
>ectothermic or at least with lower metabolic rate
>generalist
Nothing human sized would survie if we really fuck the planet up
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>>3886428
as I said here >>3886429
it's practically guaranteed humanity would die out. You are right in the fact that long term life would recover, but we'd still possibly be wiping out dozens if not hundreds of millions of years of evolution. It would be a catastrophic damage beyond comprehension, the only saving grace is that we wouldn't be there to witness it
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>>3886429
Then it is still about our survival, refer to the OP and read the post you replied to more carefully. And some biodiversity could be cut without humanity dying out completely
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>>3886433
> It would be a catastrophic damage beyond comprehension, the only saving grace is that we wouldn't be there to witness it
Yeah, but without a sentient observer, there is no catastrophe and no progress, setback, recovery, etc. It's all though up by us.
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>>3886429
>Nothing human sized would survie if we really fuck the planet up
Is that even possible? Like, for humans to fuck the planet up in such scale?

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>CAW! CAW! CAW!
Why are crows so annoying?
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>>3867588
Shooting them is fine, one or two will get shot and the murder will move on and avoid the place their family died.
My mother went full genocide with a larcen trap, I wish she got someone to shoot them.
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>>3884640
dont listen to this weirdo>>3884760
Try to make it in some way hard for the squirrels to get to your feeder
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>>3879333
wholesome
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>>3867588
that sucks
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>>3885517
Bread is pretty shitty. Go for peanuts (with the shell), pears ("mines" seem to like them), dried cat food... they're pretty shy so they won't approach you for a good while. At first just make sure they see you throwing food, then leave. After a while they'll recognize you and it will be easier.

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tode
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why are dog testicles so pendulous?
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>>3886317
>>3886324

You both need to kys
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>>3886350
>and they want to choose their own mate based on their newfound tastes
...and became zoos.
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>>3860756
My friend's cat had balls like that, his name was Paulie Walnuts
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>>3886317
I’m utterly baffled what your beliefs are, you’re spouting complete self-contradicting nonsense that’s already in theform of conjecture. You basically want me to believe fucking a dog is inherently pure by comparison to petting a dog by virtue of a level of affection. -and you wonder why anyone has to challenge you on being a nutjob past the fact already that, again, you’re inclined to fuck dogs. It’s appalling but not surprising (by your very existence) that you can’t comprehend the dynamics that make you equally guilty (if not as severe) to a kid-fucker by the same virtues you wouldn’t take advantage of someone who couldn’t be considered a consenting person.
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>>3886463
Your honor, objection. Speculation and badgering the witness.




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