Thomas Koenig <tko...@netcologne.de
> Christian Weisgerber <na...@mips.inka.de
> > On 2021-08-18, Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com
> >> Dilbert: Half Of Employees Like Tails
> >> https://dilbert.com/strip/2021-08-18
> >> A single tail would be useful.
> > There might be some genetic vestiges that could be useful to
> > reactivate--I would like my vitamin C synthesis gene back, thank
> > you--but the vertebrate tail is not one of them. It would go
> > poorly with our bipedal upright gait.
> >> A second tail would put you on the road
> >> to making you Doctor Octopus (The Amazing Spiderman !).
> > Additional tentacles attached somewhere in the shoulder region sound
> > intriguing. That would require engineering new structures from
> > scratch, though.
> See "The Mote in God's Eye", where Pournelle designed the perfect
> Engineer - one powerful left arm, two delicate and sensitive
> right arms.