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Old 10-13-2015, 12:38 AM
Senegoid Senegoid is offline
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Originally Posted by Chief Pedant View Post
Because they make you ugly without producing some other physical advantage.

So they therefore do not drive a reproductive advantage since fewer individuals will choose mates with pointy ears.
Cartoon I saw once somewhere:

First panel: Vulcan child sitting on the ground, looking very dour. Three other Vulcan children, pointing and laughing, saying "Spock has pointy ears! Spock has pointy ears!"

Second panel: Spock says: "Your remarks are highly illogical. We all have pointy ears."

Third panel: The other three Vulcan children are putting their hands on their ears, investigating their shape.

Fourth panel: All four Vulcan children are sitting on the ground, looking very dour.