As some of you might know, I moonlight as a musician. For the past two years, I've been working on a full-length record entitled Startide. I guess it should come as a surprise to nobody tracking this blog that it's about, well, space.

The Fall of Species -F978 Ancestral Memory provided many survival advantages for this species (In fact, it was a random neurological mutation they received while still in pre-society). By directly inheriting their parent's memory, the creatures were able to very quickly excel at anything their parents excelled at. If one parent was a brilliant mathematician, then so too would be their offspring; no need to spend decades in school to reach their parent's level of skill (if the offspring even COULD reach the parent's level skill). The skill was inherent, and for this reason, species -f978 was able to advance at an explosive velocity.