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#1    MR.Blueprint

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

I predict that human's will evolve an extra finger if the human race survives another 250,000-500,000 more years or so. Mutations is even happening now.

We will evolve an extra finger because we use our fingers so much. Once we recive our extra finger we will also unlock more of our brain powers.


We have more brain powers but that is another topic...

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

We could just go extinct too.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

View PostHilander, on 01 April 2013 - 12:40 PM, said:

We could just go extinct too.
yes eventually we will... i dont know if we will before or after we evolve an extra finger tho.
I think after.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

im calling you out, i will see you in 250,000-500,000 to say your wrong ;)
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 01 April 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

im calling you out, i will see you in 250,000-500,000 to say your wrong ;)
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

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I disagree completely. I could see us loosing fingers over gaining new ones.

Once we have made the perfect Human Computer interface, we won't be using Keyboards etc and instead using our minds to control computers. Only those who do hand on jobs would remain the same.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:15 PM

View PostCoffey, on 01 April 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

I disagree completely. I could see us loosing fingers over gaining new ones.

Once we have made the perfect Human Computer interface, we won't be using Keyboards etc and instead using our minds to control computers. Only those who do hand on jobs would remain the same.

but we use our fingers for everything we do not jus typing.
also i think we are not goin to achive telpathy like abaility untill after we evolve the extra finger

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

There would need to be survival reasons for all humans to possess this extra finger.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:26 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 01 April 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:

There would need to be survival reasons for all humans to possess this extra finger.

we use our fingers everyday to survive.
we evolve every time we reproduce.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

View PostMR.Blueprint, on 01 April 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

we use our fingers everyday to survive.
we evolve every time we reproduce.
There would need to be survival reasons for all humans to possess this extra finger.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 01 April 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

There would need to be survival reasons for all humans to possess this extra finger.

I keep telling u we use our fingers every day to survive.
in the mutation is already happening
1 in 500 african and african decendentsare born with an extra finger and tha makes sense being that africans were the first humans.


and like i said we evolve everytime we reproduce to survive.
why do ppl act like our fight for survival is over?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

View PostMR.Blueprint, on 01 April 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

I keep telling u we use our fingers every day to survive.
Try reading instead. How does an extra finger decide the difference between passing on the genetics or not?
There is no survival need for an extra finger. Hell people without fingers can survive.

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in the mutation is already happening
1 in 500 african and african decendentsare born with an extra finger and tha makes sense being that africans were the first humans.
You don't understand evolution then.
In order for the majority to possess this mutation, some kind of selection would need to take place.

Edited by Rlyeh, 01 April 2013 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

People survive just fine every day without a sixth finger.  Evolution doesn't select simply because something is moderately useful (pretending, for a moment, that polydactily actually results in useable digits).  There has to be a reproductive advantage.  There has to be a reason that more babies would be born from couples with the same genetic abnormality than otherwise.  Being that extra fingers wouldn't really confer any sort of particular advantage (in fact, they may well act as reproductive reducer), it is unlikely that extra fingers would ever become an established trait.

An extra thumb, on the other hand (hee hee), would be immensily useful, far more than any other finger (actually, only if it was an ulnar thumb, though, and fully functional).  That may have a chance, even though the social stigma would still be considerable.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

That's an episode of the original The Outer Limits, "The Sixth Finger" You can watch it free on Hulu. http://www.hulu.com/watch/63087
(Or read the synopsis on wiki)

No tetrapod life form with true limbs has more than 5 digits, except for a few extinct amphibians. It's been postulated that five is the maximum number one can have and still use them efficiently.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:11 PM

Interesting theory... is there an article somewhere that you got this information from or is this just a random thought you had and wanted to share?

I'm asking because seems like your statement came out of left field.

I recall a biology lecture in college where it was the opinion of my instructor that species evolve to beCome more efficient, thus we would more likely lose appendages or organs or whatever that nature deems unnecessary.

The example given was the pinky finger, she stated that it is not as essential as the other fingers as it is weak and does not contribute to the grip and is usually significantly smaller.

I don't know if that is true but it makes sense under the theory that evolution tends to be for the efficiency of a species.

Edited by Lava_Lady, 01 April 2013 - 02:15 PM.

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