The study of alien societies.
  • Ethnobotany - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Study of how plants are used in various (mostly prim, neo-prim, or bioborg) hu, tweak, splice, provolve, and xenosophont cultures.
  • Muuh Historifics  - Text by Dalex
    Unique genre of Muuh art combining characteristics of fiction and factual literature, most often in the form of a virch.
  • Polmusic - Text by Anders Sandberg
    To'ul'hs of the Ho'mth'u culture view politics and music as an indivisible unity, and have developed political music as an art form. Over time polmusic has become a nearly universal political language across To'ul'h and post-To'ul'h clades within the MPA, as well as an elaborate academic-artistic discipline.
  • To'ul'h Calendar, The  - Text by Stephen Inniss
    An ancient timekeeping system, known as 'Ha'ts'ul in the To'ul'hoss language, that formed an important part of the transcultural memeplex that linked the various To'ul'h cultures across barriers of time and geography for tens of thousands of years before Terragen contact. It still bears powerful cultural significance for many To'ul'h and post-To'ul'h cultures, and for some Terragens as well.
  • Xenobiont  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Generic term for alien (non-terragen) lifeform. May be animal-like, plant-like, protistan, exotic chemistry, or any other possibility. Does not have to be sophont. In fact just as on Earth, very few alien species ever evolve any measure of cognitive intelligence.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 13 December 2001.

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