If it were possible...

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    If somehow having two hearts on the same vascular system became a possibility, what positive and negative effects would you assume it could have?

    After writing you opinions on that, write your opinions on this:
    What if the two hearts didn't share the vascular system (meaning, 2 vascular systems)?

    I ask this purely for science-fiction reasons. I know VERY little about our inner workings aside from the penis and what we're taught in grade school.
     
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    Well at least you'd have a spare if your heart ever got broken...

    But seriously..

    If we needed 2 hearts then we would have 2 hearts. If they shared the same vascular system then you could have a double heart attack instead of just a single one. Double the fun! Not.
     
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    I'm not seeking reasoning for the necessity.
     
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    Would two hearts on one vascular system be like happy hour every hour?

    If we had two vascular systems, would we only get half as buzzed when we party? Could we bypass the “substance enhanced” one come breathalyzer time? :beerchug2:
     
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    To clarify, this is what I wrote in another forum:

    This question was purely science fiction-based. Relating to true cyborgism (meaning, don't confuse this with androids or even beings like the BSG Cylons [created borgs] - rather than born fully human only to have additions later in life) and what might need to be done should someone want, say, partially synthetic musculature in addition to their natural musculature. Said synthetic works with the current muscles and nervous system but puts more physical strain on the being than if this person opted to have a recommended procedure done, which would leave him or her in a more machine than human standing. Kind of human stubbornness and discrimination issues leading to a brash decision type thing.

    To add, in a world where such crazy procedures would be possible, fitting an extra organ or two shouldn't be out of the question. Along with modification, culturing, and harvesting of organs be it with genetic modification or otherwise.
     
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