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Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« on: December 13, 2006, 01:50:56 pm »
This thread is meant to help out the team better focus on what is needed to more realisticlly evolve your creature. Plz add what you think these guidelines should be.

Here are some ideas.

1. Adaptations should be in reaction to the environment and not planed out ahead of time.

2. One should not plan farther than one generation because things can change dramatically between generations.

3. Species should be both alien/exotic and make sense.

4. The base of the food chain should evolve before the top of the food chain (ex. plants -> herbivores -> carnivores)

5. Become familiar with the species linage because they only have the adaptations previously given to them and not always ones of the Earth animal they resemble.

6. Evolve species into unfilled niches within the biomes.

7. Check the map and biome list to see what creatures live in your creatures biome.

8. Do not evolve too many adaptations within one generation.

um that's all i can think of for now...



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Re: Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 01:56:46 pm »
9. Give reasons for adaptations (?, this could help cut out all the extra, not needed adaptations...)

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Re: Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 02:11:44 pm »
It's fine. This was more for general ideas we could put together from people who know biology stuff.

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Re: Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 03:56:44 pm »
Do not shift biomes without a justified reason. Food needs, predators, etc

Do not evolve adaptations that are a leap ahead. ie turn your feet into beaks in one gen (why you would do that is beyond me, but...)
I say NO! to all limits.
Unfortunately, I don't think we're far enough into the Civ stage to have deveoped into the 'Infinite-ghz processing' research tree yet...

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Re: Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 07:01:50 pm »
lol that last one cracked me up (the one by Arachoid) Umm creatures must be compatible with their environments.

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Re: Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 12:14:10 am »
The Basics:
How Aliens Work
Evolution
Gene-centered view of evolution
Microevolution
Natural Selection
Speciation
Adaptation
Exaptation
Preadaptation
Maladaptation
Acclimation
Epigenetics <--- I find the concept that a creatures morphology and behavior can be changed without changing it's DNA, and that these nongenetic traits are passed on, to be intriguing. Here's an article on the matter: DNA is not Destiny.

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Re: Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 02:19:15 am »
These are great Slartibartfast! They have gave me lots of ideas.

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Re: Sagan 4 - How to Better Evolve your Species
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 10:39:36 am »
AN unsaid rule:  Don't be a hypocrit!

If you're going to criticize someone else's work, please do not be guilty of it yourself in the future.

(This wasn't pointed towards anyone in particular, I've just noticed that it seems to be happening)

Plus, I needed this thread to show up in my new replies area.. XD