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Why doesn't our vertebrate class sound as dangerous as "reptilian" or "avian"? We don't creep. We're not of the air.

Even "insectoid" sounds more menacing.

Ah well. Let the galaxy be warned: we sweat, give milk and kick ass.

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sols_light
Aug. 3rd, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Because things associated withthe self are never as menacing as things associated with the other. When you can identify as part of a tribe, you don't need to be threatened by titles applying to that tribe.

Similarly body form patterns in mammals are things we can relate to, others, less so, particularly insects and repties which don't share our warm blood.
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