What makes a human..a human? In the book Mutants, it talks about “Mutants” which are really just deformed humans, or as people used to call them, “Monsters.” This book talks about anything from intersex states in people, all the way to conjoined twins.
Any scientist would probably look at this book in anger because the word “Mutant” has become more of an insult or a disgusting word more than anything. It used to be an innocent word, but now it has been turned into something deformed and sickening.
There are three major sections of the book. The first section deals with specific human malformation syndromes. The first chapter talks about the religious significance that has been attached to children born with mutations. After this, different chapters are dedicated to conjoined twins, holoprosencephaly and sirenomelia, skeletal dysplasias, and intersex states. In the bookmodern developmental biology: axis formation, patterning, signaling, migration, differentiation, and cell death. Throughout the book are scattered interesting historical references. It talks about how these mutations affected different religions and cultures. The second section of the book is a physiological description of growth and puberty, and about how sometimes when a young boy is growing, sometimes, the body can make mistakes and cause problems in the growth of the body.