The term Pan-human describes a large group of roughly humanoid species with similar characteristics, originating from many worlds across the galaxy.[1]

Psychology[edit | edit source]

The pan-human bio-heritage included a primal "lust for destruction, [and] glory."[2]

In the 20th century CE, most pan-human cultures practised gender equality.[3]

Physiology[edit | edit source]

Although there is considerable variation among species, the standard pan-human bodyplan is bipedal and upright, with two arms and two legs, hands and feet with several digits each, and a head where the brain, mouth, respiratory and primary sensory organs (typically two eyes, two ears and a nose) are located. In the 29th century CE, approximately 28 percent of pan-human meta-species had hymens[4], about a third shared the same definition of one standard gravity[5], and most had head hair.[6] Pan-humans used water as a reference medium.[7] As of the 20th century CE, most pan-humans breathed oxygen.[3]

Pan-humans from differing planets of origin were genetically distinct enough so as not to be interfertile, but the pan-humans making up the Culture were generally genetically modified so as to be able to interbreed.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Pan-humanity was spread widely across the Milky Way.[3] In the 20th century CE, pan-humans amounted to less than one percent of the total life-mass of the galaxy.[3]

Species[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matter, chapter 10
  2. Surface Detail, chapter 22
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Matter, chapter 10
  4. Surface Detail, chapter 10
  5. Surface Detail, chapter 17
  6. Surface Detail, chapter 19
  7. Surface Detail, chapter 13
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