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6th Apr '17 8:19:01 PM Materioptikon
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* A short story by VondaMcIntyre depicts Earth as having exactly two species - humanity and a plant that can be processed into literally ''anything'' imaginable - food, construction, fuel, and everything else. What happened to everything else? Humanity essentially exterminated every other species, ''down to the microflora'', so the plant would never have any competition. We then dutifully recorded every genome and proceeded to sit on them with no intention of ever using the data, leaving humanity alone with the plant.

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* A short story by VondaMcIntyre VondaNMcIntyre depicts Earth as having exactly two species - humanity and a plant that can be processed into literally ''anything'' imaginable - food, construction, fuel, and everything else. What happened to everything else? Humanity essentially exterminated every other species, ''down to the microflora'', so the plant would never have any competition. We then dutifully recorded every genome and proceeded to sit on them with no intention of ever using the data, leaving humanity alone with the plant.
22nd Feb '17 11:20:14 AM Sharlee
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** Sheep hearts, brains, eyes, and kidneys are staple subjects for introductory anatomy classes' dissections, as most resemble those of humans more closely than the organs of other common livestock.

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** Sheep hearts, brains, eyes, and kidneys are staple subjects for introductory anatomy classes' dissections, as most resemble those of humans more closely in size and/or shape than the organs of other common livestock.
22nd Feb '17 11:19:51 AM Sharlee
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** Sheep hearts, brains, lungs, and kidneys are staple subjects for introductory anatomy classes' dissections, as most resemble those of humans more closely than the organs of other common livestock.

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** Sheep hearts, brains, lungs, eyes, and kidneys are staple subjects for introductory anatomy classes' dissections, as most resemble those of humans more closely than the organs of other common livestock.
22nd Feb '17 11:19:20 AM Sharlee
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** Sheep hearts, brains, lungs, and kidneys are staple features of introductory anatomy classes' dissection activities.

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** Sheep hearts, brains, lungs, and kidneys are staple features of subjects for introductory anatomy classes' dissection activities.dissections, as most resemble those of humans more closely than the organs of other common livestock.
22nd Feb '17 11:16:42 AM Sharlee
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** Sheep hearts, brains, lungs, and kidneys are staple features of introductory anatomy classes' dissection activities.
22nd Feb '17 11:11:02 AM Sharlee
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** Pigs' pancreas was a common pharmacological source for insulin, before biotechnology gave us other methods of producing it.


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** Sheep are also a common choice of animal in which to cultivate antibodies for antivenom.
19th Feb '17 4:11:32 PM VagabondSeastallion
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** Ram's horns can also be made into bows.
9th Jan '17 2:40:19 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', Esteban Borges's artificially designed and created "Butter Bugs" are meant to be this. They are large bugs that live in colonies with a Queen and reproduce quickly, yet their breeding is human-controlled so they can't overrun the environment. In their stomachs they secrete 'Bug Butter', which is tasteless, sort of the consistency of tofu, and can supply all your dietary needs: you can practically live off it alone. Their excrement is also excellent fertilizer, and they can be kept at low cost since they can eat just about anything that's organic, including bark, branches and grass. Their marketing didn't exactly take off at first, as people were turned off by their ugly appearance and thought it was pretty disgusting to eat something that was regurgitated by one, until Ekaterin redesigned them to be "Beautiful Butter Bugs". Now it seems they're going to be pretty profitable.

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* In ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', Esteban Borges's Enrique Borgos's artificially designed and created "Butter Bugs" are meant to be this. They are large bugs that live in colonies with a Queen and reproduce quickly, yet their breeding is human-controlled so they can't overrun the environment. In their stomachs they secrete 'Bug Butter', which is tasteless, sort of the consistency of tofu, and can supply all your dietary needs: you can practically live off it alone. Their excrement is also excellent fertilizer, and they can be kept at low cost since they can eat just about anything that's organic, including bark, branches and grass. Their marketing didn't exactly take off at first, as people were turned off by their ugly appearance and thought it was pretty disgusting to eat something that was regurgitated by one, until Ekaterin redesigned them to be "Beautiful Butter Bugs". Now it seems they're going to be pretty profitable.
6th Jan '17 12:11:21 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Happened out of necessity in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' when Midori devastated the Human World's food infrastructure leaving people with nothing but reserves and rations: The discovery of the Billion Bird, an ExplosiveBreeder whose body parts could substitute for a number of staple crops, allowed people to eat food that could remotely pass for normal, and for some time, humanity subsisted almost entirely on Billion Birds and their derivatives. Eventually averted as Toriko and his friends imported in enough raw food from the Gourmet World to satiate everyone.
10th Dec '16 10:22:55 AM karstovich2
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** And the best thing is: Apples grow on slopes and relatively bad lands and when you leave enough space between them you can let animals (pigs for instance) graze between them. With the right mix of types you can pick the first apples in July or August and the last ones in November and store some of them until the next season - there is a reason why in some contexts "apple" just meant generic fruit of any kind.

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** And the best thing is: Apples Apples, which originated from the mountains of Central Asia, grow on slopes and relatively bad lands and when you leave enough space between them you can let animals (pigs for instance) graze between them. With the right mix of types you can pick the first apples in July or August and the last ones in November and store some of them until the next season - there is a reason why in some contexts "apple" just meant generic fruit of any kind.
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