Talk:Zombie pineal gland

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Isn't this item a reference to the movie and short story "From Beyond" by H.P. Lovecraft. I edited it, but someone changed it back or something. Has it been confirmed that it isn't? -Kidsmoke 7/12/06

  • Well a reference is completely useless unless it is explained HOW it is a reference. Saying "This might be a reference to blah" means nothing to anyone who doesn't know exactly what "blah" is. If you would have explained how it related to the gland, maybe it would have been kept, assuming it made sense. For more information of references see the standards. --JRSiebz (|§|) 15:49, 12 July 2006 (CDT)

Furthermore, the fact that the pineal gland is talked about in that movie doesn't make it a reference, it simply means that the movie makers also knew about this real gland. If the description somehow mentioned the pineal gland in a way that is specific to something in the movie (it doesn't as far as I remember) than it would be a reference. --Mkanoap 15:54, 12 July 2006 (CDT)

It's posted on the forums that the ZPG has another use, but I'm not sure it's not confirmed. Anybody know? --Isaac


Regarding Bagawhatever's latest edit, is this now standard practice, or is he just doing his own thing, here? I don't keep up with the latest in wiki trends. --TomTomson 22:28, 20 May 2008 (CDT)

Yes, Bagawhatever was implementing a new standard. See Discussion#Monsters in Drop Locations. --Flargen 23:10, 20 May 2008 (CDT)

The Audacity of Jokes

There used to be a joke in the references, in fact it was in an early version of the language used now. I put it back and someone took it away as "unnecessary." I submit to you, that the first removal of the flavorful language was the unnecessary edit. This is not wikipedia. We do not have to be serious, and we don't have to be so picky as to delete just one word in some irrational vie for brevity or politeness. Lotusduck 11:45, 1 June 2008 (CDT)

  • Except that a) it's not funny, b) it's not correct, and c) it reads poorly.--Wlerin 08:09, 29 August 2012 (CEST)
    1. I don't deny that it's not that funny in my perception. Some things that aren't "that funny" to some people are, however, "that funny" to others. If everyone was to remove other people's contributions just because they themselves didn't perceive them as "that funny" we would have no jokes/sarcasm on the wiki.
    2. The third eye is a concept located in several religions. A hippie is a person who is a part of a subculture (the hippie movement). Since many participants in the hippie movement tend to lean towards Hinduism or the other religions that likewise encompass the idea of the "Third eye" and the idea that the pineal gland representing this third eye. The classification of hippies believing that the pineal gland has mystical powers is correct, although not all-inclusive.

      That being said, I support the removal based on the logic that it's extraneous, but not that it's "Not that funny" because of the subjective nature of humor. --Serin 16:04, 29 August 2012 (CEST)

History of the pineal.

I just excised the inaccurate assertion that the pineal was "the last gland to be discovered". It most certainly wasn't: Galen (ca. 130 - ca. 210 AD) described it and speculated about its function. There are many glands that were discovered much later: the Bartholin glands of the female genitals (Caspar Bartholin the Younger: De ovariis mulierum et generationis historia. Epistola anatomica, Paolo Moneta, Rome, 1677); Skene's glands of the female genitals (A.J.C. Skene: The anatomy and pathology of two important glands of the female urethra. American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of women and children, St. Louis, 1880, 265-270), to give two ready examples.

It's a minor point, I know, but I don't like seeing nonsense propagated, and sometimes I just like to exercise my biology-fu :) --Kay Dekker 18:53, 20 October 2009 (UTC)