#1 By: Xeni Jardin, October 31st, 2013 15:39
#2 By: Cliff_Hesby, October 31st, 2013 15:55
Isn't that from a classic Outer Limits episode?
#3 By: Lee Shackleford, October 31st, 2013 16:19
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!
#4 By: David Glicksman, October 31st, 2013 16:36
#5 By: Phasma Felis, October 31st, 2013 17:41
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.
#6 By: Spocko, October 31st, 2013 20:25
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.
#7 By: technogeek, October 31st, 2013 23:36
Yeah, but we can now use all six fingers on the touchscreen at once while getting fat and dumb...
#8 By: Juan Rudametkin, November 1st, 2013 07:42
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.
#9 By: Brian Whittle, November 1st, 2013 07:59
For some reason Jon Pertwee springs to mind.
#10 By: technogeek, November 2nd, 2013 12:11
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".
#11 By: technogeek, November 5th, 2013 19:36
FWIW, auction just closed.
#12 By: Phasma Felis, November 6th, 2013 12:08
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.
#13 By: Xeni Jardin, November 10th, 2013 19:48
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