It's not a "literal" mutation if it's caused by a fictional X-Gene. Up until the introduction of the X-Gene, it's a literal mutation. But a literal mutation, by itself, is not enough to be considered a "Mutant." An X-Gene makes you a Mutant. If you have the X-Gene and also happen to have six toes, well then you're a Mutant. But if your polydactyly is caused by a literal (real world) mutation, then you're just a flatscan with a mutation (same as every other homo sapien).
Originally Posted by Anodyne
Reading comprehension. It's really not that difficult.
Here in the UK our MPs have launched a hate campaign against the disabled by telling the gullible public that they are costing them money. Result: an increasingly nasty series of attacks on the physically disabled. One young man had his crutches kicked out from beneath him in broad daylight - no one intervened.
Originally Posted by Leirus
A disturbing example of life imitating art.
More of life imitating life, as there have been worse cases in the past, most notably in Nazi Germany, which for instance produced "documentary" short films bemoaning how much money and work-hours of healthy Aryan medical personnel it took to look after the mentally ill (when they could have been used so much better for the benefit of the "Volksgemeinschaft" or common good). This was part of the effort of setting up the "euthanasia" program killing thousands of mentally and physically handycapped people.
Originally Posted by motherofpearl1
Or take the forced sterilizations performed in various parts of the world, including North America, in the name of "eugenics" before World War 2.
BTW, the proper scientific name for the human species is Homo sapiens, not homo sapien. The final "s" is not a plural.
Last edited by Menshevik; 01-11-2013 at 01:29 AM.
Rogue had a disadvantageous mutation, till writers decided to cheese it all.
(not being able to pass on your genes, aka reproduction, would be the "disadvantageous" part in all this, mind you)
Too many hands in the pot?