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herpguy

Ancient reptile had two heads

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I find it difficult to manage one brain... let alone two.

 

I wonder if this happened to a human, would they have two separate concioussnesses.

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Actually, two-headed reptiles are a common birth defect, usually caused by improper incubation temperatures or mold on the eggs. This is basically just proof that ancient reptiles were just as susceptible.

 

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I find it difficult to manage one brain... let alone two.

 

I wonder if this happened to a human, would they have two separate concioussnesses.

 

Talk to a Siamese twin and find out! Two brains, remember?

 

From the article "It is the oldest known reptile to suffer from a birth defect known as axial bifurcation. This happens when an embryo is damaged, and some body parts develop twice."

 

Too much retinoic acid at the wrong time during development is one way to do this. So this is not a species, but a birth defect within a species.

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