10 Useless body parts...

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    Aug 28, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    interesting none the less.

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    Aug 28, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    I thought it was BS for them to say body hair had no function. Whenever a mosquito or a bug lands on me I feel if because it presses down on my body hair, it's a wonderful sensory extension. It's also indispensable to my sexual attraction to other men.
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    Aug 28, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    I don't know. I don't personally care for arm pit hair or pubes but that's just me. :/

    However, I do think it'd be awesome if the Vomeronasal organ were functioning. I think... I'd be high all the time. icon_biggrin.gif

    I also happen to use my Wisdom teeth when I chew.

    Also, I like my nips. They're quite sensitive to sensations and stimuli. icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    ParadiseLost saidI don't know. I don't personally care for arm pit hair or pubes but that's just me. :/

    However, I do think it'd be awesome if the Vomeronasal organ were functioning. I think... I'd be high all the time. icon_biggrin.gif

    I also happen to use my Wisdom teeth when I chew.

    Also, I like my nips. They're quite sensitive to sensations and stimuli. icon_redface.gif
    You got pics?
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    Aug 28, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    ParadiseLost saidI don't know. I don't personally care for arm pit hair or pubes but that's just me. :/

    However, I do think it'd be awesome if the Vomeronasal organ were functioning. I think... I'd be high all the time. icon_biggrin.gif

    I also happen to use my Wisdom teeth when I chew.

    Also, I like my nips. They're quite sensitive to sensations and stimuli. icon_redface.gif
    You got pics?


    Of what? o_O
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    Aug 28, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    ParadiseLost said
    TropicalMark said
    ParadiseLost saidI don't know. I don't personally care for arm pit hair or pubes but that's just me. :/

    However, I do think it'd be awesome if the Vomeronasal organ were functioning. I think... I'd be high all the time. icon_biggrin.gif

    I also happen to use my Wisdom teeth when I chew.

    Also, I like my nips. They're quite sensitive to sensations and stimuli. icon_redface.gif
    You got pics?


    Of what? o_O
    wadda ya think?icon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    ParadiseLost said
    TropicalMark said
    ParadiseLost saidI don't know. I don't personally care for arm pit hair or pubes but that's just me. :/

    However, I do think it'd be awesome if the Vomeronasal organ were functioning. I think... I'd be high all the time. icon_biggrin.gif

    I also happen to use my Wisdom teeth when I chew.

    Also, I like my nips. They're quite sensitive to sensations and stimuli. icon_redface.gif
    You got pics?


    Of what? o_O
    wadda ya think?icon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Just the ones in my profile... ._.

    And (male) nipples are great! The body doesn't need to dissolve them! >:O *Protest with picket signs*
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    Aug 28, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    That is pretty cool actually.

    Although, I gotta agree with Ariodante, I wouldn't regard body hair as a useless component of our bodies. I am not a fan of body hair aesthetically, but I think it does serve a purpose to alert us of any type of foreign movement on our skin.
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    Aug 28, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    I thought armpit and pubic hair acted as dry lubricant to prevent chaffing during motion. Seems useful to me!
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    Aug 28, 2012 11:58 AM GMT
    Yeah, Body Hair and Nipples are definately useful.
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    Aug 28, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    The useless might turn essential in the future.
    It took me some time to realize how fundamental men nipples are !! icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    As to the eyelid, maybe from when we were crocodiles...

    [url]http://whyfiles.org/coolimages/index.html%3Fid=1016726909.html[/url]
    "Croc-Eye-Dile
    Click here to watch this crocodile (a sub-adult Australian saltwater crocodile or 'salty', if you must know) open its eye. You'll notice the nictitating membrane, or third eyelid, which is stored in the lower corner of the eye nearest the nose, sweep across the eye as it opens. The nictitating membrane is transparent except for the leading edge, which is pigmented and contains some cartilage. This third eyelid cleans and lubricates the eye with the help of fluid secreted from the lacrymal (tear) duct. Although nobody is quite sure how well the crocodile can see underwater, the nictitating ensures that light can reach the eye during diving
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    Didn't know what a Darwin's point is. Everyone in my mother's father's line has it. It's not really any sort of noticeable fold. Just feels like an out of place bead of cartilage inside.

    Why would smelling pheromones not be useful?

    So does the appendix mean we're supposed to be vegetarians?

    And what of the pinky toe. Will that evolve away? We'll only be able to count up to 18?
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    Aug 28, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
    NO I think the Coccyx and Nipples are so important!!!!

    @nd part vomeronasal senses and body hair are necessary!

    How come the Pubic hair dint make the cut!icon_question.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    Nipples ftw? ;P

    But yeah, having a large amount of body hair is not that attractive.. Not to me at least.
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWe all start out as girls when a woman's egg is fertilized. So it makes sense that we would have nipples. It's simply after a few hormonal changes occur that determine whether the embryo will change into a male or stay female.

    The nipples are there, what is the body supposed to do? Dissolve them away?


    That's actually an oversimplification. We both start out as the same sex, which has a hole, just one hole. A vagina-ass-hole. It's not a vagina though, it's called something else.
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    ParadiseLost saidI don't know. I don't personally care for arm pit hair or pubes but that's just me. :/

    However, I do think it'd be awesome if the Vomeronasal organ were functioning. I think... I'd be high all the time. icon_biggrin.gif

    I also happen to use my Wisdom teeth when I chew.

    Also, I like my nips. They're quite sensitive to sensations and stimuli. icon_redface.gif


    I'm with you on this one. I'm not a fan of body hair either and prefer being smooth. I don't have my wisdom teeth but thankfully I have my nipples! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Aug 28, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWe all start out as girls when a woman's egg is fertilized. So it makes sense that we would have nipples. It's simply after a few hormonal changes occur that determine whether the embryo will change into a male or stay female.

    The nipples are there, what is the body supposed to do? Dissolve them away?


    I've tried licking some guys' nipples away...thankfully so far, without suck(ses). icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    rare cases of men lactating from their nipples, oh jaysus icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    Vaughn said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWe all start out as girls when a woman's egg is fertilized. So it makes sense that we would have nipples. It's simply after a few hormonal changes occur that determine whether the embryo will change into a male or stay female.

    The nipples are there, what is the body supposed to do? Dissolve them away?


    That's actually an oversimplification. We both start out as the same sex, which has a hole, just one hole. A vagina-ass-hole. It's not a vagina though, it's called something else.


    Doesn't the Y chromosome impart upon conception so even with whatever chemistry or body parts might later develop, being male or female is pretty much determined from the start?
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    Aug 28, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    Karnage saidI thought armpit and pubic hair acted as dry lubricant to prevent chaffing during motion. Seems useful to me!


    you may have a point. underarm hair's evolutionary purpose is still being debated. it may act as anti-friction for moving parts, as a moisture wick for sweat glands, and/or as a pheromone dispersal method for sexual attraction - hair adds more surface area to the skin to ventilate scent, heat, etc.

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    Aug 28, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
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    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWe all start out as girls when a woman's egg is fertilized. So it makes sense that we would have nipples. It's simply after a few hormonal changes occur that determine whether the embryo will change into a male or stay female.

    The nipples are there, what is the body supposed to do? Dissolve them away?


    That's actually an oversimplification. We both start out as the same sex, which has a hole, just one hole. A vagina-ass-hole. It's not a vagina though, it's called something else.


    Vagina-ass-hole ?! You wont see that in any text books. icon_lol.gif Anyway, i think the word you are looking for is 'cloaca', like what chickens have.
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    Aug 28, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
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    Vaughn said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWe all start out as girls when a woman's egg is fertilized. So it makes sense that we would have nipples. It's simply after a few hormonal changes occur that determine whether the embryo will change into a male or stay female.

    The nipples are there, what is the body supposed to do? Dissolve them away?


    That's actually an oversimplification. We both start out as the same sex, which has a hole, just one hole. A vagina-ass-hole. It's not a vagina though, it's called something else.


    Doesn't the Y chromosome impart upon conception so even with whatever chemistry or body parts might later develop, being male or female is pretty much determined from the start?


    You're right, mostly. There are lots of interesting conditions where the sex chromosomes don't behave like they should - sometimes there's only one per cell, sometimes there are three or four or five per cell, sometimes there are cells with one set and different cells with a different set - so it's tricky to think of genes as determining destiny.
  • LexLuthor

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    Aug 28, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    That was entertaining lol. I'd also rather keep nipples and hair....yay for useless things!
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    Aug 28, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    That was pretty cool.

    Body hair is awesome and I think the vomeronasal organ is still useful. Think about how aroused both gay men and straight women get when they are around a guy fresh from the gym. Whether or not they realize it their brains may be going crazy over the smell
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    Aug 28, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    Vaughn said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWe all start out as girls when a woman's egg is fertilized. So it makes sense that we would have nipples. It's simply after a few hormonal changes occur that determine whether the embryo will change into a male or stay female.

    The nipples are there, what is the body supposed to do? Dissolve them away?


    That's actually an oversimplification. We both start out as the same sex, which has a hole, just one hole. A vagina-ass-hole. It's not a vagina though, it's called something else.


    ROFLMAO! Vagina ashore... LOL. Sorry but that's hilarious. +D. Yes the cloaca. -Snort laugh-

    Any way, arm pit will always be gross to me and useless to me. :/ The nipples can stay. :B