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Under what circumstances could future humans grow a sixth finger?
For the basic body plan to change, not only do you need a random genetic mutation to produce a sixth finger. The mutation must also provide an evolutionary advantage when it comes to reproduction.
How might an extra digit become a reproductive boon? This sixth finger would have to be considered an attractive trait to the point that people would seek out mates with six-fingers. That would guarantee that the six-finger gene passes on to future generations.
So the real question: Could having extra fingers ever be a measure of sexiness?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and who knows what the future beholds.