The dominant inhabitants of the planet Earth.
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.
Humans organize and govern themselves in a variety of ways, but by 2099, most human societies are democracies.
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.
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
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.
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
- 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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