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  • you know its occured to me that a wouldn't a nation of carnivores eventually overtime evolve and develop purly sharp teeth instead of flat onesĀ ?

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    • Evolution takes place across extreme spans of time and requires a trait to be infulenced through natural or artificial selection over the span of generations. I can't think of any evidence that suggests the Bosmer practice eugenics like their Altmer cousins, so it's unlikely that Bosmer teeth have any reason to change shape.

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    • 208.89.179.199 wrote:
      Evolution takes place across extreme spans of time and requires a trait to be infulenced through natural or artificial selection over the span of generations. I can't think of any evidence that suggests the Bosmer practice eugenics like their Altmer cousins, so it's unlikely that Bosmer teeth have any reason to change shape.

      Well, it depends on how long it's been since they became purely carnivorous. Many generations down the road would certainly see them adapt teeth more adapted to that diet than the standard humanoid omnivore set. Having an entirely carnivorous diet would certainly be evolutionary pressure. Though considering their lifespans & the amount of time spanned by the TES games thus far, there's no reason to for them to have naturally sharp teeth *at this point.* Whether some would file their teeth as a matter of practicality, however, could be a question for debate.

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    • Also, evolution takes place across many *generations,* which usually happens to mean extreme spans of time. (Moreso in long-lived species such as Mer, I would think.) However, evolution in, say, bacteria can happen in a few years or even months due to their rapid genesis.

      Still doesn't apply to Bosmer, of course.

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