[2012-Apr-18] Developmental Biology

Blame Quintushalls for this.

Moderators: NeatNit, Kimra

[2012-Apr-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Steve » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:27 am

The comic from the other day about genetic optimisation/giant penises was pretty good, but I couldn't help noticing the remarkable similarity to an actual published book:

In Brian Aldiss' Heliconia Winter, there are also scientists who create larger and larger mobile living sex organs. In the end the giant schlongs get so big that they are useless for regular humans so they have to make giant mobile vaginas as well. Then a lot of shit goes down and years later people end up worshipping them and hunting them for food when their space station runs out and other stuff.

So yeah, I'm sure Zach didn't actually steal the idea, but it's been done before, and it's a pretty good series: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helliconia

Just thought I'd point that out.
Steve
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Sahan » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:51 am

I hope you realise that you have just described a book about giant mobile penises and vaginas as part of a 'pretty good series'. Sounds more like erotica to me.
Destructicus wrote:Alt text:
"I wonder if chemists feel bad that they're always left out of these sorts of jokes."

Since when is chemistry not a science?
User avatar
Sahan
"I promise you no penis jokes."
 
Posts: 4367
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:20 am
Location: Perth, Australia

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:01 am

Isn't that like all of Harlan Ellison worst ideas, rolled into one?
Astrogirl wrote:Lethal, nobody wants to know about your herpes.

Lethal Interjection wrote:That's good to know. I can avoid a few awkward phone calls now.
User avatar
DonRetrasado
los más retrasadadados
 
Posts: 2845
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 am
Location: ¡Canada!

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby smiley_cow » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:51 am

Sahan wrote:...a 'pretty good series'. Sounds more like erotica to me.


the series in question aside, you make it sound like these two things are mutually exclusive.
DonRetrasado wrote:Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... Bitcoin.
User avatar
smiley_cow
polite but murderous
 
Posts: 6518
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: The vast and desolate prairies

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Sahan » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:15 am

I have never read a good erotic novel.* Also the Wikipedia summary makes no reference to any genitalia in that book whatsoever.

*I have never read a full erotic novel
Destructicus wrote:Alt text:
"I wonder if chemists feel bad that they're always left out of these sorts of jokes."

Since when is chemistry not a science?
User avatar
Sahan
"I promise you no penis jokes."
 
Posts: 4367
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:20 am
Location: Perth, Australia

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Spinalcold » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:41 pm

Sahan wrote:I have never read a good erotic novel.* Also the Wikipedia summary makes no reference to any genitalia in that book whatsoever.

*I have never read a full erotic novel


then you are missing out on some good books. Take Jurgen, it was banned in the 30s, which is to say it wasn't that bad but a lot of metaphors. or another good series is the Kushiel's.
User avatar
Spinalcold
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:19 am

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Sandwiches » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:50 pm

Pfft I only read erotica that's banned.







IN JAPAN ohhhh next level
User avatar
Sandwiches
[Insert In Mouth]
 
Posts: 202
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:01 am

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby anon » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:21 pm

Actually,

there is a biological precedent for this sexual arms race. Take a look at the cork-screwed vaginas and penis of the duck!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 ... itals.html
anon
 

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Salacious Schoolmate » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:46 pm

Actually,


no one said there wasn't
User avatar
Salacious Schoolmate
[Insert Here]
 
Posts: 202
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:32 pm

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Sahan » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:04 am

Actually,

The guy just likes showing off his duck-porn collection whenever he can.
Destructicus wrote:Alt text:
"I wonder if chemists feel bad that they're always left out of these sorts of jokes."

Since when is chemistry not a science?
User avatar
Sahan
"I promise you no penis jokes."
 
Posts: 4367
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:20 am
Location: Perth, Australia

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:23 am

Jesus even sass isn't original these days
Datanazush wrote:I ship Mohammed and Jehova.
User avatar
GUTCHUCKER
Gotchucker's less handsome twin
 
Posts: 2126
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:26 am
Location: Paradise City?

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:08 am

Your mom isn't original these days.
Police said they spent some time working out if they could charge the man with being armed with a weapon, as technically he was armed with part of a fish.
User avatar
Oldrac the Chitinous
Chicken O' the Sea
 
Posts: 3489
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:41 pm
Location: The Perfect Stillness of the Deep

Re: [2012-April-18] Developmental Biology

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:34 am

I wish you could see me sneering at you right now, that would be great
Datanazush wrote:I ship Mohammed and Jehova.
User avatar
GUTCHUCKER
Gotchucker's less handsome twin
 
Posts: 2126
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:26 am
Location: Paradise City?


Return to Latest Comic Discussion 3: Revenge of the Son of Latest Comic Discussion 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 8 guests