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Good additions, I think. It seems to me that most of the "how did X evolve" questions aren't even really interested in evolutionary science per se. As you say, we're given a fanciful aesthetic and nothing else. Even though "evolution" is tagged, I don't think that's what the querent is actually after, except in the broadest of strokes. ...


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Evolution is not a black box where anything can happen The problem with this is evolutionary biology isn't nearly as much of a black box as your question seems to suppose it is. We may not know all the ins and outs of evolution, but geneticists, anatomists, and biologists in general have been collecting data for nigh on two centuries now. People have ...


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OPINION: If we define "science based" as adhering to "all world rules adhere to real-life science" then we're basically creating a (near vs actual) synonym for the Hard Science tag. The only distinction would become one of need for equations and papers while the other wouldn't. It would be Science Lite. DISCUSSION: Because Worldbuilding ...


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