From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wiki Navy.png

Sophontology is the study of sophonts or intelligent lifeforms.


Derived from the Terran Greek word 'Sophia' meaning wisdom.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Subsidiary branches of this science include cultural sophontology, the comparative study of sophont societies; physical sophontology, the study of the genetic and physiological makeup of intelligent life; and developmental sophontology, the study of the various means by which life forms evolve intelligence.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Most advanced societies develop a system of sophontology after first contact. Many of these spacefaring societies first encounter signs of less advanced life first, organic elements embedded within meteorites, simple monocellular life, perhaps viruses. After all, simple life is fairly common amongst the stars. But, intelligent life, sophonts, are considerably more rare.

See also[edit]

Artistic Practices[edit]


Lifeform Sciences[edit]




Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Life Sciences:

  • Fundamental Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
  • Interstellar Science
    • Astrography
      • Far System Cosmology
      • Singularity Studies
    • Exobiology
      • Exobiochemistry
      • Sophontology
    • Hyperspatial Studies
      • Alternate Dimensions
      • FTL Communications
      • FTL Engineering
      • Pocket Universes

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.