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Removed *Nordics, because it linked to Scandanavian Nordics, which, I figure, are not fictional. Was someone trying to imply that Noordics aren't human or is there a fictional term Nordic which means something. In that case, create the page instead of just the link

I imagine the reference was intended to be the Nordics of supposed UFO close encounters of the 60s (now overtaken by Greys in popularity). Radix 02:22, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

"being bipedal with hands which include hands and opposable thumbs" This sentence should be changed to "being bipedal with hands which include fingers and opposable thumbs", i will change it.Justinphd 04:1, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Trekkie chatter[edit]

does this article have to include a lenghty story about how the human race developed in the sci-fi world of Star Trek? i mean come on, we don't have to yell from each page to new visitors that the entire wiki project is just an oasis for various PC nerds and the like.. :/ --Astat 18:07, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Origin of the word?[edit]

No explanation whatsoever is offered. From what I know, the two forms are correct, android (greek, andros + eides) and hominid (latin-greek, homo + eides); therefore the word humanoid actually seems incorrect to me. I guess it was coined because the two above mentioned words are already in use. Anybody care to elaborate? --arny (talk) 13:54, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

"Hominid" is is homo + ides actually - homo + eides gives us hominoid. "Humanoid" is based on a related but distinct Latin work humanus, meaning "human" in the adjectival sense (as in "human behaviour"), either directly or via English 'human'. (talk) 21:02, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

When is a being not humanoid?[edit]

The description of a humanoid leaves a lot to the imagination. The best description is that it must resemble a human in some way -- however, when does something not resemble a human? Are winged all bipedal humanoid? What about quadrupeds? What about beings with no appendages but with a human-like head? —Preceding unsigned comment added by FrederikHertzum (talkcontribs) 00:43, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

In robotics[edit]

There is a separate Humanoid Robot wiki page, so I removed the "Expand section" request that was made in December 2009, and gave a quick summary of the different types of humanoid robots, with a link to the main Humanoid Robot page.Shervinemami (talk) 07:57, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

undoing HappyLogolover2011's bullshit[edit]

I tried to undo User:HappyLogolover2011's bullshit, but apparently I can't undo the page move. Someone else should do that. Also, you might want to kick that guy out. -- (talk) 20:18, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Being rude like that isn't acceptable. Whatnots are a species of Humanoid. They are precise and thats what a humanoid word in contrast is. Please do not threaten and get it right.--HappyLogolover2011 (talk) 17:42, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
? So you thought it wise to move the page on all humanoids to one particular species? As a matter of interest exactly what is a whatnot? Perhaps you can give some links here as google certainly doesn't seem to know about them (apart from blank muppet heads) Chaosdruid (talk) 11:31, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I move to remove the convergent evolution section[edit]

This appears to be a large section somewhat unrelated to the topic at hand. It is also fringe science (not convergent evolution, but the idea that dinosaurs might have evolved into humanoids). This could be put in a separate article about the dinosaur theory, or about its one proponent, but does not appear relevant to an article on humanoids. It is also out of place because only one such possible path of the many species that might have evolved into humanoids is covered. Science fiction is rife with such tales, and I bet that at least one fringe scientist has penned such wild speculations on about every species known. Please consider this and comment.Skeptonomicon (talk) 20:24, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

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