[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 228, Issue 5

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 00:08:05 UTC 2022

Why would pandas want to take over? What more could they want than what we
do for them now?  Highly protected species  of great worth.  Get treated
royally.   bill w

On Sun, Sep 4, 2022 at 2:57 PM Stuart LaForge via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Quoting myself:
> >
> > A far more realistic contender for the spot of top mammal would be
> > raccoons. They are smart, their populations are surging even within
> > our urban centers where they are starting to outnumber rats, and they
> > have opposable thumbs that allow them to operate our technology.
> Even though this was a joke post, I cannot allow myself to spread
> misinformation especially about the specs of a living thing as biology
> is my first specialty. For the official record, pandas and opossums
> have opposable thumbs, but trash pandas unfortunately do not. Instead
> they have five very dexterous fingers which can reach their palms but
> not directly oppose one another. That buys us a little time before
> they take over. :)
> Stuart LaForge
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