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Homunculus

Homunculus

1. An exceedingly minute body which, according to the views of development held by medical scientists of the 16th and 17th centuries, was contained in a sex cell. From this preformed but infinitely small structure the human body was supposed to be developed.

See: preformation theory, animalcule.

2. The figure of a human sometimes superimposed on pictures of the surface of the brain to represent the motor or sensory regions of the body represented there.

Origin: L. Dim. Of homo, man


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CREEPY......

I have also heard about this. they say that in a thousant years human will turn to a homunculus- a big head, and everything else athrophied. Wether this is true or not, i don't know, but knowing that chips have been instaled in the human brain to help us control computers ...

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by Linn
Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:15 pm
 
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Topic: CREEPY......
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CREEPY......

I have also heard about this. they say that in a thousant years human will turn to a homunculus- a big head, and everything else athrophied. Wether this is true or not, i don't know, but knowing that chips have been instaled in the human brain to help us control computers ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:39 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CREEPY......
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Evolution - Darwinism

... the puzzle with evidence from DNA, fossils, and organisms such as the AID's virus. Darwin didn't know about DNA, yes. And he even believed in the homunculus (the idea that a miniature human was inside every sperm cell) to the day he died. But he did believe, as did Mendel, that there was SOME ...

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by biostudent84
Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:30 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution - Darwinism
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