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Topic: Tails
Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Subject: Tails
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:19am
God im posting a lot, but how many of you guys and gals out there would kill to have a tail? i know i would, it just seems a bit wierd that evolution got rid of ours.

I've heard that they are working on tail implants but these things arn't very likely to be happening within our life times.

I think we could geniticaly enginer ah person to be born with a tail, but that'd be pretty redundant for my needs ;)



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Posted By: QOTSA90
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:24am
What is this 'evolution' you speak of?

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Posted By: eatenplacenta
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:25am
if at any point we had tails while evolving it is possible we still have the ability. with genetic engineering that gene could just be turned back on while in the womb, or so says the show i watched on the discovery channel about birds who no longer grow teeth and reptiles who no longer sport feathers. we may be a little more complicated than that though, but i'm not an engineer, haha.

i'm not interested in a tail, though. i remember ages ago someone posted wanting to give his submissive BDSM female friend a more permanent tail and i don't remember there being that many feasible ideas at this time.


Posted By: xjessiex
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:28am
 
haha think it would be a bit uncomfortable to lay down tho^^ i like laying on my back too much:))
actually, i just watched a health show about evolutionary left overs, and seems the tail is used for balance for creatures with four legs. call me retarded, but i would think having four legs you could better balance than two??


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Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:28am
Originally posted by eatenplacenta

if at any point we had tails while evolving it is possible we still have the ability. with genetic engineering that gene could just be turned back on while in the womb, or so says the show i watched on the discovery channel about birds who no longer grow teeth and reptiles who no longer sport feathers. we may be a little more complicated than that though, but i'm not an engineer, haha.

i'm not interested in a tail, though. i remember ages ago someone posted wanting to give his submissive BDSM female friend a more permanent tail and i don't remember there being that many feasible ideas at this time.


at the moment having a tail is impossible unless you were born with a elongated tail bone, there's a japanese man that has a 1 foot long tail i don't think he can move it, it's just there but it does look pretty groovy.


Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:29am
Originally posted by xjessiex

 
haha think it would be a bit uncomfortable to lay down tho^^ i like laying on my back too much:))
actually, i just watched a health show about evolutionary left overs, and seems the tail is used for balance for creatures with four legs. call me retarded, but i would think having four legs you could better balance than two??


yeah... especially considering monkeys are bipedal and their tails are the most balance orientated...


Posted By: xjessiex
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:45am

no use having a tail with no function to me...i'd wanna swing from the trees like an ape^^

really is funny you bought this topic up tho- in this tv show they were just talking about how a very few people may still have a tiny visable bump...


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Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 7:56am
Originally posted by xjessiex

no use having a tail with no function to me...i'd wanna swing from the trees like an ape^^

really is funny you bought this topic up tho- in this tv show they were just talking about how a very few people may still have a tiny visable bump...


yeah, im hoping this is our next evolutionary step so in later incarnations i can have the tail i've always wanted ^.^


Posted By: xjessiex
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 8:01am
well, wouldn't that be backward to evolutions purposes??
i guess our tails are gone for a reason:((
i vote for genetic modification as an answer:)) then you can look as freaky as you want (well, at least make your kids look as freaky as you want:P)


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Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 8:06am
Originally posted by xjessiex

well, wouldn't that be backward to evolutions purposes??
i guess our tails are gone for a reason:((
i vote for genetic modification as an answer:)) then you can look as freaky as you want (well, at least make your kids look as freaky as you want:P)


haha depends on how you look at it, i view autism as the next evolutionary step, i mean if you look at it autistic people are either amazingly smart or really strong, im thinking that evolution is trying to either split the human race into sub-species or is attempting to merge the two making us both smart and strong.


Posted By: AlecTrosex
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 10:37am
Originally posted by ZombiePhlegm

i mean if you look at it autistic people are either amazingly smart or really strong, im thinking that evolution is trying to either split the human race into sub-species or is attempting to merge the two making us both smart and strong.

Um, you don't have a very strong understanding of autism, or evolution, do you? Less than 10% of autistic people have splinter skills, and autism does not have an effect on muscle development. Evolution works because the living creatures that are best suited to reproduce are most likely to pass on their genetic material. People with autism statistically reproduce far less frequently than those that are not autistic. It is also not yet known if autism is passed genetically.


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Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 10:51am
Originally posted by AlecTrosex

Originally posted by ZombiePhlegm

i mean if you look at it autistic people are either amazingly smart or really strong, im thinking that evolution is trying to either split the human race into sub-species or is attempting to merge the two making us both smart and strong.

Um, you don't have a very strong understanding of autism, or evolution, do you? Less than 10% of autistic people have splinter skills, and autism does not have an effect on muscle development. Evolution works because the living creatures that are best suited to reproduce are most likely to pass on their genetic material. People with autism statistically reproduce far less frequently than those that are not autistic. It is also not yet known if autism is passed genetically.


i think you're being much to blunt here, look back at all the evolutionary mistakes that have been made, evolution doesn't go "ape - man" there are lots of little movements and little changes, autistic people can be very good at what they do you're just being to blunt on this which leads me to believe that you yourself don't understand evolution fully, now start using your own mind and not what you read in books.


Posted By: Pinkie
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 11:53am
I would love to have a tail!
But I don't really see humans evolving to have tails.  Unless they were better at surviving than people with no tails or if the majority of people were attracted to those who have little tails, that way it would be more likely for people in the next generation to have tails.
Unless I'm totally dumb and I have no idea what I'm talking about, which is fairly likely lol


Posted By: Goat_Feet
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 12:11pm
The only thing I've ever heard in regards to body modification and tails is Stalking Cat (Dennis Avner) wanting to get an animatronic tail attached to further his tiger transformation. Last I heard the project was still in the works and he didn't have any feasible method to attach it.


Posted By: littlebeans
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 1:18pm
Hmmmm....despite the multiple kinky things one can do with a tail, I'd have to say nay-I have enough trouble finding jeans to fit my ghetto ass.

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Posted By: QOTSA90
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 1:58pm
A tail would be so hot.. but so impractical, I wreckon we lost in through evolution cos we as a race like sitting on our asses too much.

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Posted By: AlecTrosex
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by ZombiePhlegm


i think you're being much to blunt here, look back at all the evolutionary mistakes that have been made, evolution doesn't go "ape - man" there are lots of little movements and little changes, autistic people can be very good at what they do you're just being to blunt on this which leads me to believe that you yourself don't understand evolution fully, now start using your own mind and not what you read in books.

I won't be dragged into a pointless argument with an uneducated person. Theories and opinions are important, but I'll base mine on science and fact, thanks. If you take offense to my assumption that you are uneducated, I assure you that I only make that assumption because of your complete lack of expression of knowledge of grammar and punctuation.


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Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by AlecTrosex

Originally posted by ZombiePhlegm


i think you're being much to blunt here, look back at all the evolutionary mistakes that have been made, evolution doesn't go "ape - man" there are lots of little movements and little changes, autistic people can be very good at what they do you're just being to blunt on this which leads me to believe that you yourself don't understand evolution fully, now start using your own mind and not what you read in books.

I won't be dragged into a pointless argument with an uneducated person. Theories and opinions are important, but I'll base mine on science and fact, thanks. If you take offense to my assumption that you are uneducated, I assure you that I only make that assumption because of your complete lack of expression of knowledge of grammar and punctuation.


and i quite honestly be bothered with someone as dense as you, intellect isn't about how well you spell or punctuate someone who is truely intelligent would know that, so stick your single minded bullshit elsewhere.


Posted By: QOTSA90
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 3:38pm
Can I be the first ZombiePhlegm fanboy?

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Posted By: Flogger
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by ZombiePhlegm

im thinking that evolution is trying to either split the human race into sub-species or is attempting to merge the two making us both smart and strong.



IMO the human species is already divided into subspecies, there are  differences between people from different places over the world, large enough differences to talk about subspecies IMO, that often breed and create hybrids or different morphs/forms of our species. I find this fascinating and wonderful!
Talking about this kinda stuff often gets people upset though, they call it racist and such while it's actually just the plain truth, we are different (and no is worth less or is better than anyone, I love all "species" of people)..


Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: May/27/2009 at 3:59pm
Originally posted by QOTSA90

Can I be the first ZombiePhlegm fanboy?


yes, you may, now you need my name tattoo'd on each cheek of your arse and my face on the inside of you thigh.


Originally posted by Flogger

Originally posted by ZombiePhlegm

im thinking that evolution is trying to either split the human race into sub-species or is attempting to merge the two making us both smart and strong.



IMO the human species is already divided into subspecies, there are  differences between people from different places over the world, large enough differences to talk about subspecies IMO, that often breed and create hybrids or different morphs/forms of our species. I find this fascinating and wonderful!
Talking about this kinda stuff often gets people upset though, they call it racist and such while it's actually just the plain truth, we are different (and no is worth less or is better than anyone, I love all "species" of people)..


exactly how i view it, humanity is already very diverse i just with i had certain black genes, i would love to keloid )):


Posted By: inVivo
Date Posted: June/06/2009 at 1:22pm
Tails?
Hmm
I can think of something, but it will not be moveable.
I want to transplant a patch of hair to the place where tails tend to be,
than let the hair grow, insert an device to stretch the skin, and change it for an implant.
No clue if something as crazy as this works, but would love to try, but have not found a person willing to transplant such patch of skin
 
On autism:
http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/autism_evolution.shtml - http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/autism_evolution.shtml
And yes, I am aspergian


Posted By: hellodave
Date Posted: June/07/2009 at 4:43am
I think the human race is devolving, rather than evolving. I would love a tail. And thumbs on my feet like chimps have haha. xx

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Posted By: Mr21
Date Posted: January/04/2011 at 12:30am
I would love to have a tail personally. I remember some one talking about a mechanic that can be attached to your tail bone. He said something about moving  nerve's to a certain location as well to make it move but I can't remember anymore, it's been a while since I last spoke to him now.


Posted By: MrJonz
Date Posted: January/04/2011 at 1:41pm
Lets hear it for year and a half old nested threads.  Smoking

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Posted By: dollymonster
Date Posted: January/04/2011 at 2:00pm
I'd quite like a tail depending on its capabilities, if i could use it to pick things up and actually have a purpose. I wouldn't want one if it was just pointlessly hanging there.

Originally posted by inVivo


On autism:

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/autism_evolution.shtml - http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/autism_evolution.shtml

And yes, I am aspergian


Thanks for posting that link up inVivo, my sister is a fellow aspey and very proud of it. I'm sure she's familiar with the whole theory about it being the net step in evolution but as she enjoys reading material about aspergers, I've passed the link on :)



Posted By: Druidess
Date Posted: January/04/2011 at 4:26pm
Originally posted by MrJonz

Lets hear it for year and a half old nested threads.  Smoking


Not everyone had the chance to participate the first time around, or we are just really really bored. Meh.


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Posted By: dollymonster
Date Posted: January/04/2011 at 4:40pm
haha I totally didnt notice the dates til I looked back and saw jonz's post! lol


Posted By: onega
Date Posted: January/04/2011 at 5:56pm
I would love a tail !!! I would find so many uses for it : pick things up, balance myself when jumping and dancing, use it as an awesome whip/sucker punch for annoying/bad people, use it to poke a cute guy/girl in a bus without them knowing it's me ; oh and use it as a method of transport as in Marsupilami (look it up it's awesome ) !! and it'd be fluffly !! Want TAIL !


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Posted By: saaaaan
Date Posted: January/05/2011 at 12:46pm
I believe we've evolved past having a tail, and no longer need one..


Posted By: ZombiePhlegm
Date Posted: January/06/2011 at 1:45pm
hey! Look! One of my terribly old threads!

just read through it again and felt goddamn embarressed, i've changed a lot since all of this!

I'm still huge on the fantasy about having a tail!


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Posted By: Stormchaser
Date Posted: January/06/2011 at 5:52pm
Originally posted by hellodave

I think the human race is devolving, rather than evolving. I would love a tail. And thumbs on my feet like chimps have haha. xx
 
Chimps feet are very well suited for climbing trees. Walking and running on flat ground they're not for. You would rather find out, that wish cripples you, if it would be fullfilled. At least if you don't go back onto the trees.
 
What's evolution doing with us - so which kinds of changes are selected over the time of 100ds of generations?
 
Brain... intellignce... cunning hands as tools... Vocal cords and mouth well suited to talk - to do very complex communication. By the way, Autism leads to crippled communication, so even extreme intelligence cannot be used....
 
 
And whats with tails?
Not only we lost them, also all the other closely related primates did so.
Chimps? Orang Utans, Gorillas...
Indeed the smaller, more distant apes have, and use the tail. Usually as 5th hand / leg. Imagine the increased weight of the closer relatives - this role of the tail is lost, and 4 arms for swinging in the trees quite sufficient.
 
No use = energy consuming ballast = lost
 
 
Now, we changed rules again, by stepping on the ground, going bipedal. now we have free arms, while balancing on 2 feet during walking and running. A tail would be rather helpful, but evolution is not famous for bringing back once lost things. Alternatives kick in, are selected.
 
So we have our large thumbless and very complex feet, giving excellent balance even unter really difficult conditions. And, while we are using our hands/arms for body language (another ancient task of tails) and working with tools, while running they do the balance, likewise a tail - or even better, as we have two of them, in high position. Disadvatage: This automatical move during running definitely overrides the use of the hands as fine tools during running.
 


Posted By: TangyZizzle
Date Posted: January/06/2011 at 6:51pm
This is one fuckin ooooold thread.



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