Chapter Eleven: Homo sapiens
September 30, 2011 § 3 Comments
In this chapter, we will discuss Homo sapiens or humans. Humans are one of the more intelligent life forms we have discovered. Humans were first encountered in the eleventh section of the ninth galactic era. Human biology is fascinating and very different from mek’qdar biology.
Humans are arranged in an amazing way. Part of their body, called the head, has many biological devices that allow humans to judge their surroundings. One such biological device allows humans to do something called hearing. Vibrations in air, which is abundant on Earth, cause vibrations of a specific part of the human’s head, causing electrical signals to be sent to the human’s brain, an organ used for processing sensory information. In fact, humans sometimes use simple machines to cause specific vibrations in the air, called music, which they find very pleasing. However, humans are much less capable than mek’qdars at sensing temperature by touch. This once caused mek’qdar heat-art to be largely unappreciated by humans because, before the popularization of instruments that display the heat-artwork on a screen, humans could barely tell one work of heat-art from another! Humans have a sense of sight similar to mek’qdar, but they see electromagnetic radiation of a slightly higher frequency.
Human reproduction involves two humans cooperating to produce an offspring. Each new offspring displays inherited traits but does not inherit parental consciousness! Mek’qdar, as the reader surely knows, are constantly budding, and each bud is instantaneously identical, mentally and physically, to its parent before their differing experiences cause divergence of mind and body. The mek’qdar theory that a parent and its offspring would be identical indefinitely if presented with identical stimuli does not apply to humans because offspring are automatically different from their parents! Humans have a very long lifespan. While a mek’qdar can only live for about 3.49×10-7 sections, a human often lives as long as 80 sections! This longer lifespan is necessary because they do not transmit their consciousnesses identically to their offspring, and they do not constantly produce offspring. Also, while mek’qdar relocate themselves by simply forming buds in the direction that they want to travel, humans are able to move about by using biological motors within their bodies.
This is a cursory overview of human biology. For further discussion of humans or Earth’s environment see The Mek’qdar Encyclopedia of Intelligent Aliens or The Mek’qdar Encyclopedia of Foreign World Environments, respectively. Because of the complexity and occasional illogicality of human psychology, The Mek’qdar Encyclopedia of Human Psychology is still being written by the Grand Mek’qdar University of Understanding and Knowledge.
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