xeni at October 31st, 2013 15:39 — #1
cliff_hesby at October 31st, 2013 15:55 — #2
Isn't that from a classic Outer Limits episode?
lee_shackleford at October 31st, 2013 16:19 — #3
That's what I was thinking -- it's not an alien at all, but the artificially advanced David McCallum in "The Sixth Finger." But an honest mistake to say the least!
bfarnn at October 31st, 2013 16:36 — #4
phasmafelis at October 31st, 2013 17:41 — #5
It's a damn dirty shame that poor Forry had to sell of most of his collection piecemeal to pay the bills. This, and all the rest of it, really should be in a museum.
spocko at October 31st, 2013 20:25 — #6
I like the optimism of this show. In the future we will
1) Get smarter
2) Get more fingers (Now we can count to 12!)
3) Stay thin!
Compare to other movies of our future evolution
1) We get dumber.
2) We have the same number of fingers.
3) We get fat.
technogeekagain at October 31st, 2013 23:36 — #7
Yeah, but we can now use all six fingers on the touchscreen at once while getting fat and dumb...
niktemadur at November 1st, 2013 07:42 — #8
We always see one thumb and extra fingers.
Why did they never make it two thumbs and four fingers on each hand?
That way the hand has three opposable points! Or is it still two?
Don't know, I'm confused.
bexwhitt at November 1st, 2013 07:59 — #9
For some reason Jon Pertwee springs to mind.
technogeekagain at November 2nd, 2013 12:11 — #10
As I understand it, polydactylism is an existing mutation in the human gene pool, does generally manifest as an extra pinkie, and is dominant (so it's not unreasonable to suspect that in a few thousand years it will be be far more common). In Western society the extra finger is generally removed at birth, both for cosmetic reasons and because all our mass manufacturing is geared to five-fingered hands.
On the other hand, polydactyl cats are fairly common in the some areas, and their extra toes often do seem to develop as "thumbs".
technogeekagain at November 5th, 2013 19:36 — #11
FWIW, auction just closed.
phasmafelis at November 6th, 2013 12:08 — #12
A friend had a terrifying genius polydactyl cat who had actually figured how to oppose her thumbs. She would carry pens and pencils around, sometimes.
This doesn't seem to be at all common, fortunately.
xeni at November 10th, 2013 19:48 — #13
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