Human

Human, as Drawn by Old Earth Artist, Leonardo Da Vinci
Name: Human
Species Type: Sentient Mammal
Genders: Male and Female
Inhabits: Most of the known universe.
Biological Traits: Reproductive, sentient, intelligent.
Planet of Origin: Earth
Average Lifespan: 70 - 100 years (modern day, future lifespan fluctuates greatly due to melange intake.)
Average Size: 5 foot (height, standing) 30 inches (at waistline).

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
-Old Earth scientist, Albert Einstein.

Species Overview

The primary inhabitants of the universe, humans are bipedal mammals, possessing backbones, five senses, two types of reproductive organs (male and female) and body stabilising organs. They require oxygen, inhaled using the sack like lungs in their chests, which is then fed across the body through the liquid blood, to feed the brain, food, ingested with the mouth and digested in the stomach, in order to build muscle and bone sinew,(most important during the pre-adult stages of adolescence and childhood), and physical action, to prevent obesity and death. In addition to these things, they require several relatively unexplainable resources, such as enjoyment, (as lack of it can lead to several of the many diseases the species is inflicted with), companionship, and a minimum of stress, as excess can lead to coronary problems.
There are however, several exceptions to these things, as the human mind, the primary organ in the human body, can be affected by experiences throughout life, and thus, can cause the human being to be unaffected by stress, or uncherishing of the company of another human. Across the years, several genetic mutations have been applied to various humans, and some, such as the Guild Navigators, do not require any of the above.
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Humans are the only species in the universe that make war on each other.
The human mind can also be damaged, by past experiences, or illness, and this can lead to dementia, a disease that causes the human to act out of touch with others of its race. Madness may cause second infancy, during which the human, small and prepubescent, is practically oblivious to its surroundings, and delights in what would to an adult be mere trifles, such as toys.

Reproduction

To produce an infant child, which will develop into an adult with eighteen years, the meeting and sexual intercourse between one male and one female human is required. Sperm from the male's reproductive organs, the testicles, is used to fertilise and egg with the female, which may then become an embryo. Nine months are spent within the mothers womb, and then the birthing process will begin, as the child exits the womb through the vagina, and enters the world. There can however be problems with this process, such as infertility in the male or female, or premature birth, which can result in the death of the child.

Philosophy and Religion


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Mutations and Mental Alteration in Humans

Due to the incessant desire for the human being to improve, many humans were experimented upon using gene altering techniques. These techniques could make them either physically or mentally different, or, in the event of a failure, kill them.

Navigators


Main Article: Guild Navigator

Due to the need for the human being to extend its reach, methods for interstellar travel were necessary. One method of this, came through the use of the Spice Melange, which expanded the
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In the never-ending quest to increase the power of mankind, many trusted their lives to machines. This proved a dreadful mistake before the Butlerian Jihad.
consciousness of the one who ingested it, and allowed them to see vast fathoms of the unconscious and conscious mind. The Spacing Guild used the Guild Navigators to direct their spaceships through bent space, as their minds were powerful enough to navigate this madness.

Reverend Mothers


Main Article: Reverend Mother

The highest honour of the Bene Gesserit was to be selected as a Reverend Mother. The process to become a Reverend Mother required a strong willed and minded woman, who would drink of the Water of Life, the liquid excretion of a drowned sandworm. This water would cause the conscious mind to expand, revealing the inner self, all apart from one place, which only the Kwisatz Haderach could go. However, it could be fatal to those not strong enough.

The Kwisatz Haderach


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The God Emperor


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