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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2013, 01:19:44 am »
What about doing something about the spine, which could really use improvement IMO?

Also, gestation and birth... surely, there are ways to improve THAT.

Also, yes to changing sex.
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 01:26:35 am »
One of my friends once sat down and tried to speculate about what would happen if you were to modify the appendix, since we don't know much about what it does other than if helps to propagate certain bacteria. This of course ended in theorizing how to make women lactate beer, because of course it did.

Weak. The appendix is a microbiome storage system. If your gut fauna gets wiped out by disease or antibacterials, your appendix is the center of recolonization.

Also, beer lactation? Weak. How about appendage asymmetry? How about armoring the brain and putting it in the center of the body? How about fiddling around with the gonosomes so that people can change sex like clown fish? You dream small. I dream of insects the size of a mobile home.
Why would you dream that? :eek: Locusts the size of steam engines sounds terrible. Instead, Polar Bears the size of dogs. Ooh, i would also like to reclaim some of my monkey parts and parkour  across town.
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 01:34:14 am »
also a nonlocalized brain might be nice, one that exists as several nodes throughout the body, and is able to process the activities of the body with heightened precision.
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2013, 01:36:25 am »
One of my friends once sat down and tried to speculate about what would happen if you were to modify the appendix, since we don't know much about what it does other than if helps to propagate certain bacteria. This of course ended in theorizing how to make women lactate beer, because of course it did.

Weak. The appendix is a microbiome storage system. If your gut fauna gets wiped out by disease or antibacterials, your appendix is the center of recolonization.

Also, beer lactation? Weak. How about appendage asymmetry? How about armoring the brain and putting it in the center of the body? How about fiddling around with the gonosomes so that people can change sex like clown fish? You dream small. I dream of insects the size of a mobile home.
Why would you dream that? :eek: Locusts the size of steam engines sounds terrible. Instead, Polar Bears the size of dogs. Ooh, i would also like to reclaim some of my monkey parts and parkour  across town.

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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2013, 04:03:33 am »
One of my friends once sat down and tried to speculate about what would happen if you were to modify the appendix, since we don't know much about what it does other than if helps to propagate certain bacteria. This of course ended in theorizing how to make women lactate beer, because of course it did.

Weak. The appendix is a microbiome storage system. If your gut fauna gets wiped out by disease or antibacterials, your appendix is the center of recolonization.

Also, beer lactation? Weak. How about appendage asymmetry? How about armoring the brain and putting it in the center of the body? How about fiddling around with the gonosomes so that people can change sex like clown fish? You dream small. I dream of insects the size of a mobile home.

Ass tentacles.  Useful as fuck.

And yeah, 3 arms.  There is no sensible reason for a tool-using species to have only two arms.  You need to arms to hold whatever it is, and one spindly arm with loads of joints in it for manipulating stuff.

Which, incidentally, is the best argument against intelligent design ever.  Besides the "only have two eyes" thing.
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2013, 04:04:32 am »
And as long as we're modifying things for fun and convenience, maybe we can make breasts that go away when we aren't using them, because seriously c'mon.

I am against this sort of thing.

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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2013, 04:05:55 am »
One of my friends once sat down and tried to speculate about what would happen if you were to modify the appendix, since we don't know much about what it does other than if helps to propagate certain bacteria. This of course ended in theorizing how to make women lactate beer, because of course it did.

Weak. The appendix is a microbiome storage system. If your gut fauna gets wiped out by disease or antibacterials, your appendix is the center of recolonization.

Also, beer lactation? Weak. How about appendage asymmetry? How about armoring the brain and putting it in the center of the body? How about fiddling around with the gonosomes so that people can change sex like clown fish? You dream small. I dream of insects the size of a mobile home.
Why would you dream that? :eek: Locusts the size of steam engines sounds terrible. Instead, Polar Bears the size of dogs. Ooh, i would also like to reclaim some of my monkey parts and parkour  across town.

I dream big.

I am for this sort of thing.

If the future doesn't have gigantic fucking lizards and praying mantises the size of Mack trucks, FUCK THE FUTURE.  I hope it never comes.
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2013, 04:56:34 am »
One of my friends once sat down and tried to speculate about what would happen if you were to modify the appendix, since we don't know much about what it does other than if helps to propagate certain bacteria. This of course ended in theorizing how to make women lactate beer, because of course it did.

Weak. The appendix is a microbiome storage system. If your gut fauna gets wiped out by disease or antibacterials, your appendix is the center of recolonization.

Also, beer lactation? Weak. How about appendage asymmetry? How about armoring the brain and putting it in the center of the body? How about fiddling around with the gonosomes so that people can change sex like clown fish? You dream small. I dream of insects the size of a mobile home.
Why would you dream that? :eek: Locusts the size of steam engines sounds terrible. Instead, Polar Bears the size of dogs. Ooh, i would also like to reclaim some of my monkey parts and parkour  across town.

I dream big.

I am for this sort of thing.

If the future doesn't have gigantic fucking lizards and praying mantises the size of Mack trucks, FUCK THE FUTURE.  I hope it never comes.
See, now giant lizards i can get behind. GOJIRA! :argh!:
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2013, 04:57:43 am »
though am i the only one hoping for seamless cyborg upgrades before genetic enhancements?
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2013, 05:08:59 am »
redundant blood circulating organs.
something to replace the shitty teeth we have.
more efficient digestion so we can use that torso space for a centrally located armored brain.

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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2013, 05:10:07 am »
One of my friends once sat down and tried to speculate about what would happen if you were to modify the appendix, since we don't know much about what it does other than if helps to propagate certain bacteria. This of course ended in theorizing how to make women lactate beer, because of course it did.

Weak. The appendix is a microbiome storage system. If your gut fauna gets wiped out by disease or antibacterials, your appendix is the center of recolonization.

Also, beer lactation? Weak. How about appendage asymmetry? How about armoring the brain and putting it in the center of the body? How about fiddling around with the gonosomes so that people can change sex like clown fish? You dream small. I dream of insects the size of a mobile home.
Why would you dream that? :eek: Locusts the size of steam engines sounds terrible. Instead, Polar Bears the size of dogs. Ooh, i would also like to reclaim some of my monkey parts and parkour  across town.

I dream big.

I am for this sort of thing.

If the future doesn't have gigantic fucking lizards and praying mantises the size of Mack trucks, FUCK THE FUTURE.  I hope it never comes.
See, now giant lizards i can get behind. GOJIRA! :argh!:

And guinea worms big enough to knock you down and take your lunch.

GUINEA WORMS!

(google it, and admire mother nature for the fucking psycho that she really is.  Also, digger wasps.  And tarantula hawks for the more advanced students out there.)
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2013, 05:10:53 am »
redundant blood circulating organs.
something to replace the shitty teeth we have.
more efficient digestion so we can use that torso space for a centrally located armored brain.

Second set of eyes on the sides of our heads, like birds have, so we can see the fucking leopards coming.
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2013, 05:49:19 am »
Sky Sharks. That is all.
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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2013, 05:50:21 am »
furry squids

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Re: Genome fun
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2013, 06:20:17 am »
Sky Sharks. That is all.

Shit, that means we need flying jet-skies.
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