Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 1719
> Subject: Dunno about the reversed knee joints, though...Ahh, but didn't Aule design the khazad for endurance?
> This, from a letter in TOUCHSTONE magazine:
> "...an article that Scientific American ran in its March 2001 issue ...
> showed the results of an effort by three specialists on aging to redesign
> the human body for endurance rather than beauty.
> " The results are portrayed in an artist's ... conception ... our redesigned
> human ... complete with large, pointed ears for better hearing, reversed
> knee joints, shorter limbs, and a backward curving neck, needs only fur on
> the top of its feet to pass easily as a Hobbit."
> Diamond Proudbrook, chuckling a little
--wondering about the reversed knee joints, as well.