Sentient Races Mar 27, 2013 18:29:35 GMT -5
Post by ExemplarOfDeath on Mar 27, 2013 18:29:35 GMT -5
Humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) A.K.A. Reclaimers
Human beings or humans or man (Latin: Homo sapiens sapiens) are a sentient species within the Genus Homo and part of the primate family. They were the second (after the Forerunners) sentient species to develop advanced methods of living on their home planet of Earth, fossil records date Human existence at about 200,000 years. They are currently rated a Tier 2 species on the Forerunner Technological Achievement system.
Anatomy and Physiology:
Humans are mammals, and closely related to other dominant apes on the planet Earth, meaning that they are warm blooded and give birth to live offspring, and nourish their offspring with milk. They have five fingers, one being an opposable thumb. Their circulatory system is closed and consists of one heart and a network of blood vessels and red blood due to the iron based hemoglobin of humans, as well as two lungs which breathe mainly a nitrogen-oxygen based atmosphere. Their eyes have more pinpointed pupils, and additionally have a poor sense of hearing and smell. They are omnivorous, meaning that they will eat both meats and plants, as well as consume high calcium foods, such as the milk of other animals, in great quantities. They have a large calcium deposit, as well as a more developed bone structure for protecting organs, allowing them to be a perfect target for the Flood. Muscle-wise, they are leaner and possess less muscle matter, though physical conditioning can still negate this somewhat as even a standard UNSC marine can be witnessed flipping a turned over vehicle, and with the right enhancements and equipment, overcome their physical disadvantages to an even further extent as demonstrated by the SPARTANs. If in extreme distress, humans can tap into hidden reserves of energy, giving them drastically increased strength. This response is known as "Fight or Flight".
It is known that in the 22nd century, Earth was deemed overpopulated, jump-starting the colonization programs of the time. After twenty seven years of war with the genocidal Covenant, the human race was supposedly brought to the brink of extinction, reduced to approximately only 200 million. Since the war however, A.I. estimations show the human population is somewhere near 12 billion, thanks to modern medical technology and renewed colonization efforts.