Growing a human tail?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by Athelwulf, May 3, 2006.

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Would you grow a tail if you could have one?

  1. Yes, tails are awesome.

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  2. No, I'm quite happy being tail-less.

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  1. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Imagine the sexual fetishes that would arise!
    What horrible unspeakable things would people do with a new appendage!
    Disgusting
     
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  3. Bradley364 DIG HARD! Registered Senior Member

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    O.O

    <--can only imagine
     
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  5. Bradley364 DIG HARD! Registered Senior Member

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    Though I'd say most of those fetishes already exist 0.0
     
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  7. drkfire1 Registered Member

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    sounds like someone is having aspirations of draconian quality.
    i see a fallout with the heart theory though. with the possibility of heart disease in humans anyway, you would then have multiple ones to worry about. however if when one failed you wouldn't bleed out into yourself, it would be convenient. possible benefits of each are outweighing the drawbacks here though. i vote yes to all. call up the Genetic Engineers
     
  8. drkfire1 Registered Member

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    as for uses of a tail. the list could be deemed endless depending on how much control you would have over it. with little to no control it would be utterly useless, whereas you could move it with full mobility, well no need to reiterate.
     
  9. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Well I would assume we would engineer out any disease involving fatty deposits from the blood clogging arteries.
     
  10. Koalama Registered Senior Member

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    I wouldn't want a tail.
    My grandfather sort of had one. A bump was growing on the end of his tail bone and it was really bothering him. When he was getting it removed a really long hair uncoiled.
     
  11. splashy5 Registered Senior Member

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    what kind of tail like the ones from Dragonball z or like hairless?
     
  12. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Retractable claws a la Wolverine would indeed be awesome.

    How about enhanced endocrine glands that could make morphine, so you'd be immune to pain? Or methedrine-like substances for when you're fighting?
     
  13. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    I could do with one of those for abusing myself with. My fingers are pretty long, but not THAT long.
     
  14. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Tail? No thanks. I'd only break it, and I've broken enough bones already.
     
  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I only wish I could get a little "tail" every now and then! :shake:
     
  16. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I would just engineer the brain to not feel pain on a unpleasant biases, rather on a emotional neutral biases where one could ignore it easily if needed.
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I, uh, umm, kinda already did think about it.

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  18. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Really? Want to explore?
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I just wanna climb him.
     
  20. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    What about an enhanced stimulant hormone for when you're fighting?
     
  21. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Adrenaline works fine enough in most cases, it just a matter of making sure the mind is stable under that kind of pressure and does not panic.
     
  22. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    True.

    Ok, how about some kind of hormone that would shut down emotion, or at least fear?
     
  23. Bradley364 DIG HARD! Registered Senior Member

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