Furgonomics starts with "is the pseudoscience studying how a world inhabited by furry characters differs from a real, i.e. human world". What is your opinion on changing that last bit to "differs from a world not inhabited by furry characters"? --EarthFurst 23:53, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
- I would say just "human world", leaving out the real. Realistically, we're not thinking about other worlds that might not have humans but don't have furry characters either, and most of the time you're considering modifications of human gear. --GreenReaper(talk) 02:13, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Something I've always thought strange about furries ever since I saw Arthur when I was 5 (alright, maybe I didn't consider it until a few years later) is the issue of furry reproduction. I mean, by definition, different species cannot have sex with each other to produce fertile offspring. Does that mean all furries are actually breeds, even if one's, say, an anthro horse and the other's an anthro dog, but they can reproduce and make fertile offspring? And how do stories typically deal with what the result of different species reproduction is? If they live in a world where they can't mate to produce fertile offpring, then is it technically bestiality?
Is this a topic for furgonomics, or is it too major for a topic dealing with mostly minor changes? If not, where would it go? There is no article on reproduction, offspring, or sex, just Yiff, which larely seems to be about sex for pleasure. Kodak Disposable 07:48, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
- Such conversation would probably go at species, but you're probably overthinking it. What it means is that furries aren't - at this time - real. When they are described in a fictional context, then there may be an explanation given for the ability of hybrids to mate (if possible) within that context. If not, it is likely because scientific accuracy is not a feature of the fiction. If they are actually created at a later date then we are likely to run into such issues, though I wouldn't put it past science to be able to make several wildly different breeds of creature. --GreenReaper(talk) 08:09, 6 August 2007 (UTC)