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Human

The dominant inhabitants of the planet Earth.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Humans are the baseline for the body-plan commonly called "humanoid"; an upright trunk with four limbs and a head on top.

Genetics and Reproduction

Humans reproduce sexually, with a gestation period of about nine months.

Growth Rate & Stages

Humans reach maturity at around 18-20 years old.

Ecology and Habitats

Humans originally evolved in the savannahs of prehistoric Africa, but can now be found in every environment on Earth.

Dietary needs and habits

Humans eat a wide variety of plants and animals. In many regions, humans are able to buy their food rather than farming, hunting, or foraging it themselves.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Humans organize and govern themselves in a variety of ways, but by 2099, most human societies are democracies.

Facial characteristics

Human facial characteristics vary widely between populations and individuals.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Humans are found on every continent on Earth, though those in Antarctica are usually research scientists on assignment.

Average Intelligence

Humans are quite intelligent, their innovation and ambition tempered with greed and lack of forethought.

Perception and Sensory capabilities

Humans have five senses, of which sight is the most developed.

Civilization and Culture

Gender Ideals

Most human societies historically had strong ideas about gender roles, with men generally acting as leaders, providers, and protectors and women serving as homemakers and teachers; these ideas are increasingly falling by the wayside as individuals take on the roles they feel themselves most suited to. Today human societies recognize a wide array of gender identities independent of biological sex.

Average technological level

Human technology has advanced rapidly since the 19th century, but has exploded since first contact with the Jovians in 2025. Humans today have advanced spaceflight technology, energy weapons, jetpacks, and other advanced technology.

Major language groups and dialects

Humans speak hundreds of languages, but have officially designated 11 languages as interplanetary lingua franca: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Swahili, Portuguese, and Bengali.

History

Humans evolved in Africa about 200,000 years ago, and rapidly spread to other parts of the globe. In 1961, Earth's first manned space mission was launched, and in 1969, humanity landed on the moon for the first time. It was not until 2050, however, that they officially made contact with an extraterrestrial species, the Jovians. Humans now have a presence throughout the Solar System, mostly in small scientific or diplomatic bases on other worlds.

Interspecies relations and assumptions

Humans tend to get along well with Martians, as both species are fairly diverse and possess similar temperaments.   Humans and Jovians have a close relationship, as Jovians were the first extraterrestrial species to officially contact humans and mentored them in the interplanetary community.

Scientific Name
Homo sapiens sapiens
Lifespan
Humans Most humans live into their 90s, but some can make it to over 100.
Average height
Most humans are between 5 and 7 feet tall.
Body tint, colouring and marking
Human skin varies widely in colour, from very pale pink to very dark brown.

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