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Post the most superior bird: shoebill
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Name one (1) bird better than shoebill
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>>3865313
these things are cunts
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>Blocks your path
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>>3874607
Over designed

I find it cringe to talk to animals.
My dog has no name and I communicate with him exclusively in a non verbal way.
However mi gf insists I should name him and keeps talking to him with a dumb baby voice which I find extremely irritating.
Am I in the wrong here?
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I talk to my cat as if he was a street nigga
Can't do it when there's people around though
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>>3873705
Mmm...frankly I do baby talk my dog, but if she acts retarded, which does happen on occasion, suddenly it's, "AY! Stupid ass retarded ass bitch, get your dumb ass over here! This ain't that, you're fucking up right now.". And she knows this, and comes back ears down, looking up at me, tail wagging like, 'I didn't do it.'. Crazy ass dog...
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>>3872231
>Truly, the republicans of pet ownership.
Now this is someone who has a great relationship with their father. You can tell.
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>>3871611
based as hell

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pige
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>>3874720
qui
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Women cannot resist the pige
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>>3874720
Pige?

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In space, nobody can hear you fart 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egzZv8tqT_k&list=PL6xPxnYMQpquNuaEffJzjGjMsr6VktCYl&ab_channel=Biblaridion [Open] [Embed] [Open] [Embed]
>Part exobiology project, part spec evo tutorial, Biblaridion’s alien planet video series is informative and well-researched

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>>3874765
That's a bit tricky, but it could start as some kind of regurgitation strategy. At first the Piranhas could only store food for a few days and would be restricted to stay near reliable food sources but they could start getting better and better at it.

And as for defense, yeah, I think a Soldier class works, still I don't see them at the top of the food chain and they would sometimes get rekt by dolphins and sharks.
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>>3874765
>and how would the school protect it's storage class from big predators like sharks or dolphins in the open ocean ?
honestly a school of fish unafraid of nipping attackers would probably do really well
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>>3874718
As someone who has created Spec Evo for about 15 years and has been part of the community until relatively recently, I find it kinda funny that you refer to the old times as some kind of golden age. They weren't. There has been "noise" from the very beginning. There were a few big, successful projects, yeah, but a good part of what was created was very hit and miss. And this is to be expected, since most of the people engaging in this hobby are kids and teenagers. Even I created a lot of dumb shit when I was starting out. It isn't that hard to offer constructive criticism and point towards good sources of information so that the people making bad spec evo can learn and improve. And talking about scientific accuracy, I personally noticed a definite improvement over time in this regard, so I don't see where you're getting that from. Criticism also became more prevalent, to the point that people could get really annoying and nitpicky over specific details. In the olden days, most shit would just get a thumbs up as long as it looked cool.

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>>3874804
About Spec Evo being exclusively a hard science thing, that's just not true. It has always been a very vague subject, including scenarios that explore the future or alternate evolution of Earth's lifeforms but also xenobiology and even more whimsical topics. There's a reason it is sometimes alternatively refered to as "speculative biology" or "speculative zoology". And this is why All Tomorrows has always been considered part of the Spec Evo "canon", in spite of not portraying evolution as accurately as other books/projects.
Finally, gatekeeping something that people basically do for fun is a really childish thing to do. If someone likes to create a more fantasy-like Spec Evo, so be it, that's nobody else's business. And this is true whether their content is popular or not. I personally have created all kinds of Spec Evo from scenarios based on meticulous research to dumb fun shit, and I don't consider the latter to be inferior to the former.

Again, it seems like you're trying to find a problem where there's none.
But I agree with you in that Spec Evo is apparently dying out. There doesn't appear to be much content or discussion going on over at Deviantart or at the Speculative Evolution Forum. Maybe people have moved to other platforms like Discord, I don't know. In any case, nothing lasts forever, and Spec Evo has always been a very niche thing.
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>>3874134
I recall us doing an experiment in my college animal behavior class about this. We made bird bait of different colors and tainted one color with something that would make the birds sick. After a few weeks, the birds started eating everything but that color. Then we switched the color that was tainted and it took twice as long for them to adjust to the new color being the "bad" one.

Not really evolution but interesting nonetheless.

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Are dogs autistic?
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>>3874022
autistic dogs are
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>>3874318
But all dogs are autistic?
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No, they read human emotion better than most animals.
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>>3874706
solid point
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>>3874022
So far, only cats seem autistic to me.

Can man and geese coexist?
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>>3873311
yes. for dinner
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>>3873311
I'm cool with most birds but I will open my jacket and flap at geese while I run at them. If they try to hiss at me I football kick those honk niggers into low orbit
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sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJh6zbED1sM
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>>3874726
imagine just grabbing one for dinner
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>>3874730
If you attack one, the others will charge. Ever seen that jurassic park scene with the compys?

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How do we stop them?
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Crows did it first
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You can't.

You still don't know what you're dealing with, do you?
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>>3873571
they are black, so they clearly stole it from somewhere
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>>3874636
poor ash, bird shit all over him

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what's the evolutionary advantage of having a head like this?
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>>3874430
I don't think if you had a bowl of fat hanging off your face any human ladies would appreciate it
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>>3874507
>skelly cope
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>>3874616
>mobility scooter cope
I'm coping with my pain free joints over here
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>>3872440
To dab on the flangelets
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>>3872483
> calling this an abomination
> while posting on a Hungarian whaling forum
Imagine being you

:(
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is he ok?
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F
He went fast
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>>3874627
no, his bloodsugar level spiked
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his troubles are over now
try not to be too jealous

why are dog testicles so pendulous?
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>>3872679
Cats have fucking spines on their cocks which literally rakes a females insides and forces her to ovulate. I'd post a pic of the monstrosity, but I'd probably end up banned. The head looks like an artichoke with the thorns going the other way,how tf can you think this is pleasurable?
Other animals happen to be like, 90% glans or something, so there's a reason they don't last as long. Ours hangs outside of the body, hence why we have a smaller glans proportion.
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>>3865525
to flood out competitor's cum. we humans have evolved a glans shape instead that is quite effective at removing cum already present via the in-and-out motion.
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>>3872671
Wrong thread champ
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>>3868331
It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Its not grotesque or anything. It's just when i think about it its weird as hell. Why?
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>>3872727
>artichoke with the thorns going the other way,how tf can you think this is pleasurable?
Look up what a porcupine has, it's even weirder.

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Thought water was leaking into my room through the ceiling, but today i found out this little dudes there, anyone knows what they are?
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LOL
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how the fuck did you let it get to this state?
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>>3874602
>>3874468
>I'll clean it up tomorrow
>I'll clean it up tomorrow
>I'll clean it up tomorrow
>ohh I really should've done something about this weeks ago...
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>>3874468
Yep, termites. You're homeless now.
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those are termites. where are you located? there's 4 types of termites, if those are formosans you need to deal with it asap

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I require your best pictures of pepe outside / in nature.
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>>3874370
I could probably photoshop some pepe or apu into some nature scenes such as being eaten by sharks or ripped apart by hippos, but i cant bother getting up from bed. Maybe expand the OP to include pepe with animals in general.
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>>3874370
>>3874373
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>>3874376
That's Apu Apustaja(help helper), not Pepe
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Are the horse events going to be discussed here?
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>>3874625
sure pal
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>>3874622
What about bringing back pankration? That was like UFC with even less rules.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrhichion
>Accordingly the antagonist of Arrichion, having already clinched him around the middle, thought to kill him; already he had wound his forearm about the other’s throat to shut off the breathing, while, pressing his legs on the groins and winding his feet one inside each knee of his adversary, he forestalled Arrichion’s resistance by choking him till the sleep of death thus induced began to creep over his senses. But in relaxing the tension of his legs he failed to forestall the scheme of Arrichion; for the latter kicked back with the sole of his right foot (as the result of which his right side was imperiled since now his knee was hanging unsupported), then with his groin he holds his adversary tight till he can no longer resist, and, throwing his weight down toward the left while he locks the latter’s foot tightly inside his own knee, by this violent outward thrust he wrenches the ankle from its socket.[6]
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>>3874622
>one who loses is thrown into the tiger pit
what a waste of resources and manpower
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>>3874628
Find me a statistic showing a significant amount of debilitating injuries (career ending or worse) horses sustain during the Olympic games, and I'll believe you're not a faggot.
Significant is, imo, 10% of all horse contestants or more.
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>>3874632
But it keeps the tigers happy

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What's the point of having a weapon that will kill you after you use it once?
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Because you will die with honor knowing you have defended yourself, and by extension, your hive.

You would never understand.
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>>3873454
It works fine against anything thinner than human skin.
Besides, eusocial creatures suffer no reproductive disadvantage from orker suicide attacks.
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>>3873454
Because bees don't carry their own genes, the Queen does, so all the evolutionary pressures and needs of the bees are surrogate to the Queen.
You evolved self preservation because you carry your own genes, but worker bees can evolve suicidal mechanisms if that increases the fitness of the queen.
Read this responses on the spec evo thread, they explain it a little bit more in depth
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>>3867246
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Bees are just slaves for the queen
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>>3873454
because that's how terrorists operate

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>>3873758
kek
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Been toying on and off with the idea of picking up some frogs for a long while now. I learned about vietnamese mossy frogs recently and they seem like very good bois, cute and their fuckk songs aren't terribly loud. Good idea or cringe?
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frog vs Frog vs FROG
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DZPewPMrJr4




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