Monday, December 7, 2009
Real people with tails
This is amazing.
I just got to learn that there are people in this world with tails. Reasons given by scientists are birth defects, a mutation by chance, a hidden gene, or some remnant of an evolutionary process.
And this is not fake, not a hoax, but real people with real tails.
It's amazing. How uninformed I am! I always thought I knew A LOT of things, but today I was proven wrong. I did not even know that there are REAL people with tails.
Human embryos have a tail that measures about one-sixth of the size of the embryo itself.
As the embryo develops into a fetus, the tail is absorbed by the growing body.
However there are times when a child is born with a "soft tail",and there have been a few documented cases of tails containing cartilage or up to five vertebrae (bone).
The human tail IS NOT a lump of fat or a tumour, because it CONTAINS cartilage (bone), just like those of animals.
The human tail proves our evolutionary past, but serves no real purpose in the current form, just like our ear lopes muscles, which are too weak to move the ears like our chimpanzee cousins.
The case of real humans with real tails just further proves our evolutionary past and that we were once very much like our chimpanzee cousins.
We have indeed survived.