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What single animal or plant trait would you want humans to have if given the chance to evolve?

Asked by mazingerz88 (18364 points ) March 29th, 2011

Having watched hundreds of nature programs on TV, one can’t help but wonder if humans still have room to evolve physically, adapt to what would be a harsher natural environment in the future. Whether that would be possible either by human intervention or as part of nature’s course, do you have an animal or plant trait you prefer to have?

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cloudvertigo's avatar

A renewed ability to produce vitamin C and photo-synthetic skin.

12Oaks's avatar

I like the idea of being able to grow your own food right off of your body, like an apple tree.

tedibear's avatar

I think that being able to regenerate a body part like a star fish/sea star would be handy.

Jeruba's avatar

Photosynthesis sounds like a great advantage, as does the ability to take nutrients directly from the soil. I love the idea of flying and of being able to race on all fours. Better eyesight, better hearing, better sense of smell—all pluses.

But if I could really adopt any trait, I think I’d like to be able to relax and be utterly comfortable, like a cat, who never worries about the future or broods about the past and can nap anywhere.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The ability to swim on the surface of the water using only my feet while my trainer throws me a sardine.;)
Is that too much to ask??

dxs's avatar

Flight! I can’t believe I’m the 8th person posting and nobody has said it yet.
I feel that this should be in the “Social Section”. Way to change that?

Jeruba's avatar

@dxs, except for me.

Section is the questioner’s choice and indicates the kind of answers he or she wants.

dxs's avatar

@Jeruba
Sorry, totally skipped over that

hug_of_war's avatar

Ampllulae of Lorenzini. Sharks have them and they are an organ that allows them to sense electric fields so they can hunt their prey. We would need to be adapted to water life, but it’d be so awesome!

Brian1946's avatar

I’ve read that bowhead whales can reach ages of 150–200 years, so that would be my choice.

yankeetooter's avatar

Maybe we could kill only when necessary…

Seelix's avatar

Photosynthesis. World hunger – gone!

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