At 10:22 PM 9/16/96 -0400, mweb wrote:
[Hard Drive] wrote:
Unlikely. Declawing also involves amputating the extreme segment of each
digit. I don't know about other mammals, but if you ripped out a human's
fingernail, it would still grow back.
Yes, but if you remove a human's finger at the first knuckle, a fingernail
_won't_ grow back!
My point was that kats would still have to use their hands (to do any work),
and the fingertips have all the important nerve endings; plus they'd need
their fingers to be long enough to grasp something.
Noah Sproat "Hard Drive" <email@example.com>