Talk:2732: Bursa of Fabricius
One of the reasons for the success of humans is that the tools of humans do not depend on the structure and strength of the human body. Using fire as an example, a single person with a fire stick can burn down an entire forest in a matter of hours. Fire is not limited by the person who started it. The same goes for any other tool we make. ~ Megan she/her talk contribs 18:35, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
Here's the wiki for Bursa of Frabricius: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bursa_of_Fabricius
And the wiki for Hieronymus Fabricius: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieronymus_Fabricius Mr. I (talk) 18:51, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
At first I thought the top character was swinging on a rope like in https://xkcd.com/208/, but now I see he's actually flying. So is he supposed to be Fabricius? Barmar (talk) 22:15, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
- Yes - seems kind of obvious given that the comic is about the fact that Fabricius could fly... ;-) --Kynde (talk) 08:02, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
Adam's apple is named for the legend that a piece of forbidden fruit was stuck in the biblical Adam's throat. I guess you could call him the discoverer, but that's a stretch. 18.104.22.168 06:21, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
- 'Adam's Apple' isn't named after its 'discoverer', but after the Biblical Adam, because it resembles having a piece of the 'forbidden fruit' stuck in one's throat. The earliest use of the name occurs in a 1662 English translation of Thomas Bartholin's 1651 work 'Anatomia', but the Latin phrase translated, 'pomum Adami', had been in use in medical texts across Europe from at least 1600AD.
22.214.171.124 06:31, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
"Sometimes, anatomical sections are named after their first discoverer in a similar fashion: Broca's area, Adam's apple, Achille's tendon, and so on."
Broca's area, yes. Adam's apple, as per above, refers to a Biblical story, Achilles tendon (not "Achille's tendon") refers to the Illiad. Terrible, terrible examples. 126.96.36.199 06:33, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
- No the entire top section is BS. Also it has nothing to do with gaming. Will delete any ref to that and rewrite. --Kynde (talk) 08:02, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
Should we a link to the list of lots of parts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_anatomical_parts_named_after_people
It's worth noting that if Mr. Broca indeed was the sole owner of Broca's area, he'd also be the only one able to name the area (after himself, evidently). PotatoGod (talk) 23:26, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
I don't know if Randal scans the discussions for comic ideas. However, I would suggest one about a mistaken belief that body parts have been named after their inventors, not their discoverers. These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 02:43, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
- I'm quite sure Randall tries to stay as far away from any forum that discusses and analyzes his comics ;-) And while he may be aware there is this explain xkcd and at least ones have linked to it from a comic, that was a special case. Also I think he tries to avoid getting ideas directly from other people. The one time he did a comic that someone had already done he made a special header saying so... xkcd 1723 --Kynde (talk) 17:45, 10 February 2023 (UTC)