Polydactyly is the possession of additional fingers. Nonodactyly is the possession of nine. (Okay, I made that word up, but it makes linguistic sense.) You may note that Goodly didn't have any bonus digits in the sketch. They were inspired by the text I used for this segment, a treatise on genetics & eugenics that includes the words "increased number of fingers." I've always wondered if polydactyly would be beneficial. Fingers seem like very handy things, especially if you play a musical instrument. I suspect the genotechnology of the future could easily arrange for a few extras.
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