Baseline Effect was first theorized by Doctor Sera Godelieve in NE 56. Her theory, though lacking any observable or quantifiable evidence, was ground breaking within the field of social science. It was her conclusion that upon any given world, that which was necessary for survival, even if not normal within a populace, would become elevated and stratifying within a society regardless of said traits prior standing in its parent society. She further noted that traits that could aid one in survival, but where not found by the society would meet with societal rebuke. It was within this second theory that the term Baseline Effect was coined: “In Effect, all Baseline humans, while looking upon a non-required trait present in a minority of the populace, will coalesce to prevent any non-required and non-standard advantage from gaining a ‘perceived’ unfair advantage. This Baseline Effect can then be seen as a societal defense mechanism.” thirty four years later, Godelieve would see her work attacked by other social theorists who saw not such Baseline Effect in New Earths populace. Godelieve defended her theory, claiming the first generation was too connected to its parent world to show any Baseline effect or stratification. Godelieve died in NE 114 at the age of 106; she did not live to see her theory become excepted. In NE 117 the first solid signs of Baseline Effect and ENS (Environmental Necessity Stratification) started to show within New Earth. Surveys started showing that the native born generation of New Earth preferred Larger and shorter mates then both their parents or the people of Earth; this was seen as a case of ENS because the shorter heaver frame was much better suited for the slightly colder environment of New Earth. In addition pale skin was also gaining popularity, and this too was seen as ENS, for lighter skin allowed for more vitamin D production on the often overcast colonized regions of New Earth.