Re: Heyas all!
|From:||Trace Erin Kern <tracefox@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 16, 1999, 6:20|
On Sun, 28 Mar 1999 04:08:22 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
>Trace Erin Kern wrote:
>> Some biological reasons for the evolution into a 'humanoid' form:
>> Greater height from the ground, enabling greater visual range to
>> predators and spot prey.
>> Hand make the use of tools much easier.
>It depends on what you mean by "humanoid", but, IMO, it would be
>logical for sentient species to have a humanoid form, in as far as
>bipedal, two arms, two eyes (at least), two ears (at least), major
>sensory organs concentrated in one region (i.e., the face),
>opposable thumbs, a mouth, etc. Actually, I suppose that
>maybe they wouldn't even have to be bipedal, but certainly have
>at least one pair of free limbs (arms). I suppose that a
>six-limbed creature could have four legs and two arms
>(Centaurs?). The two eyes and ears are for binocular vision and
I use much the same judgement in creating the species in my stories, in
fact I have a species that is six-limbed, with two arms and four legs.
They resemble centaurs, but are vulpine, Fox-taurs. In any event, a
vaguely humanoid form is logical for a sentient, technological species to
evolve into. At least humanoid in the points you mention.
Now for non-bipedal sentients, I typically use insect biology as a
template. Much like the 'Bugs' in the movie 'Starship Troopers', the
Hirojha Brood have sub-species which serve specialized functions within
the Colony. Most of the Hirojha aren't sentient, but have high animal
intelligence and are directed by sentient castes.
Now I apologize for the mostly off-topic discussion, and the very late
reply. I just enjoy talking about stuff like this, so if anyone wishes to
continue this, lemme know. As for the lateness, my system crashed for a
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