Science Starts With Questions!

(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #1

I’m making a evolution game and I want it to seem realistic in the order you evolve, for example if your evolving your digestive system you start with a gastric cavity then evolve it into a branched gastric cavity in order to increase in size and unlock digestive track tree. But it’s hard to find information about how systems evolved and what that allowed them to do like I’m not 100% sure you would need a branched cavity before getting a digestion track. That’s where this thread comes in, i’m hoping that me and others having a hard time with anatomy/biology could post here and have it answered by others. Also feel free to ask questions about things your having trouble with, stuff like your TU world/creatures or even if your just curious how something works.

(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #2

here’s a list of questions

  • what came first digestive enzymes or digestive bacteria
    (I think enzymes came first like in sponges and bacteria are more for breaking down tough food that enzymes cant)
  • could a organism evolve a digestive track and anus before a branched gastric cavity
    (I ask this because flat worms have a branched GC which had a mouth-anus and every bilateral animal came from them. But I feel it would easy for a non branched CG to evolve a digestion track and anus)

(𝒦𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔𝓈) #3


your anus


(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #4

Uranus is gaseous

(SpaceDJ) #5

Digestive enzymes are far simpler than a full on digestive bacteria
And also if you are using digestive bacteria your still going to need the enzymes for the smaller things

(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #6

thank you I find stuff like this hard to google and you never get a solid answer

(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #7

what is it called when ants and bees look different depending on their job.

(The Third Duke of Silly) #8

Are you referring to castes?

(AlastarFrost) #10

I followed Aron Ra for a while and he leads the phylogeny-exploerer-project.
I am not sure what the state of this ressource is, but it could be usefuld for the devs to figure stuff out. Maybe you can reach out to those guys to get accounts for the devs and have some kind of cooperation.

The project aims to create a browsable hierarchy of all life on our planet and you can see every branching (speciation) in the history of a species. I know that many of the questions about how certain organs and structures evolved can be answered with this.

(Radical Revolutionary) #11

Is this evolution game Thrive?

(The Collector Of Useless Information) #12

That ant bee thing is called Polymorphism.
I was an big ant fan!

(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #13

Huh, interesting!