they'd have to make thongs with a hole in the fabric.
I agree, but only if the tail was furry. A long creepy looking flesh colored thing growing out of my spine would creep me out.
We're evolving. Be patient.
Evidence? Also, even with the theory of evolution, we would have to have a need for a tail. Tell me, how would having a tail (through some mutation, supposedly) benefit survival and matinf? Hmm?
I also agree with Garren_The_Dragon. Though I think if we REALLY needed tails, we would have them. Tails are generally used for balance. Evolutionary speaking (And please no discussions about evolution vs. creationism - I have no opinion about it), humans stopped climbing in trees. We wouldn't need a tail for balance if we were just walking.
HOWEVER... If I had a tail, even just for one day, I would party like a monkey! Poke others with itl and look the other way. Go ape-shit. Carry my stuff with my tail. And also pretend to be a Saiyan. Haha.
I would love to have a tail, I'm just Saiyan
Dont listen to her, you are making a good point. If we were to have tails like monkeys or even like kangaroos to help with balance it would be pretty sweet. As far as someone pulling on it, I dont think that would happen. And unless someone pulled really hard it probably wouldnt hurt, because when you grab your dog's tail to get him to start chasing it it doesnt hurt him/her. I see your point completely.
I agree with Garren_The_Dragon
People would be able to tell when we were happy! Tails are awesome.
And tails are good for...?
When would an extra limb NOT come in handy, especially if it was prehensile? At least we would have something there instead of that teasing nub of bone that is good for nothing but causing you discomfort.
Walking with three legs would be hard, two heads would be soooo annoying (i'd fight with my other head all the time), and three arms...ehh it's okay. And imagine having a tail? What if someone pulled it? That would be someone pulling on your spinal cord. Oh and not many animals have prehensile tails.How handy!
You are twisting my words and you know it. Any ways, other animals have their tails pulled all the time, and they don't have their spinal cords ripped out. It's not like the spine runs all the way to the tip of a tail.
I never said the spinal cord (There's only one, by the way) would "ripped out." I said it would be someone pulling on it. And I didn't twist any of your words. In fact, you twisted mine.
Someone pulling on any part of your body hurts, and the whole extra head, leg, etc. was twisting my words.
Hahah only because you added more to the second comment. You originally left it off as "When would an extra limb NOT come in handy, especially if it was prehensile?" And I simply answered your question. Which is not twisting your words. And yes, exactly, pulling on any part of your body hurts! So why would you want to add an extra limb to pull?
Because of what you could do with it, maybe? It's not like people would randomly walk up to you and pull your tail; that would be a social no-no. People don't walk up to you and pull your arm or leg in public, do they? Sorry for the edit, but I realized that that wasn't enough content twelve seconds too late.
I don't know your life, but some people have friends. And sometimes those friends like to mess around. Sometimes, they'll pull your arm or some stupid shit like that to piss you off as a joke.
Of course, but it's not like having a tail would increase the pain. Your friends would mess with you either way, and having a tail would not make them do it more.
What really gets me is when my friend grabs my hair; much worse than my arm (or nonexistent tail.)
Okay, look. The spine is very fragile. If someone pulls hard enough on an arm, it could dislocate it. Imagine what would happen if someone pulled two hard on a tail? That's dislocating your SPINE. Tails are pointless and the human body does not need them. That is why we got rid of them during evolution. I'm right, you're wrong. End of story.
This is a debate. There is no "right" or "wrong," except in facts. If someone yanks hard enough on your arm to dislocate it, they obviously mean you harm. The same would be true of a tail. You are focusing on what people could do to your tail to cause you harm instead of what YOU could do with a tail in order to make your life easier.
Oh my god, face it, kid. Tails are useless. Oh and the whole "right and wrong" shit you just said is because I'm winning. I'm right and you know it. You're wrong. Suck it.
You are swearing and insulting me, you are not contributing anything to the discussion, you are repeating yourself, and you sound angry. You are not winning, you are raging.
I totally agree with you.
It's called a penis, amirite?