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Scott Francis Baker


December 6th, 2000

(no subject) @ 02:20 pm

Why the heck do we have eyebrows? What sort of evolutional purpose do they serve?
 
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From:gorgonous
Date:December 6th, 2000 05:18 pm (UTC)
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They keep sweat from going down our face into our eyes. The sweat could contain dirt and other harmful things since it passes down your forehead.

That's why men have bushier eyebrows than women. In the middle of the hunt you don't want to be blinded by your own sweat.
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From:muerte
Date:December 6th, 2000 05:45 pm (UTC)

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If that's true, then why don't I have hair on my hands to keep them from getting slippery when holding my prey?
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From:gorgonous
Date:December 6th, 2000 06:00 pm (UTC)

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Don't take it up with me, take it up with the Discovery Channel.
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From:ad66
Date:December 6th, 2000 11:05 pm (UTC)

Again

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who has a better chance of getting laid.
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From:ad66
Date:December 6th, 2000 11:03 pm (UTC)

Also, consider this :

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Who has a better chance of getting laid, a person with eyebrows or a person without?


Why are some people severly allergic to bee stings?
Why do some people inherit genes that makes them more likely to get certain diseases?
Why do we all have appendices? They do nothing good and can go bad, causing death (until recent times, for those of us who can go to a hospital).


The whole idea of "evolutional purpose" is bs.
Genes don't know to mutate, it just happens.




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From:muerte
Date:December 7th, 2000 08:48 am (UTC)

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Yes but there is a difference between one in ten people being allergic to be stings, or being left handed etc, and EVERYONE having eyebrows.

I could see being allergic to bee stings or something similar as a "bug" in the genetic code. But you can't tell me eyebrows are like that.
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From:ad66
Date:December 7th, 2000 07:25 pm (UTC)

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No, but i just think the bee sting example helps show that genes aren't mutating for a good reason, they just do.
The appendix is more like the eyebrows, as far as everyone having them, but also like the bee sting allergy, as far as not being helpful.

I just can't stand most documentaries that i've seen where they also speak as if genes were mutating for a reason, and animal behavior always being explained as having a beneficial purpose.
I think taking the old testament literally is less ridiculous, especially since people who do that aren't pretending to be scientific.

Scott Francis Baker