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Originally posted by bionic218:
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No prehensile tails, no compound eyes, fangs or anything.


Speak for yourself there normal guy.


A bit uppity normal guy too.
 
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Originally posted by kz1000:
'cause it was tight...


I see what you did there.


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Because God created us this way.


Thank you!


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Two possibilities:

Natural selection
Sexual selection
 
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Two possibilities:

Natural selection
Sexual selection


Nice guesses... the truth... interbreeding with ancient aliens.


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There are several ideas:
Parasites: less fur meant there were less places for lice, fleas, etc. to infest.
Moving on to the savannah. Chimpanzees stay in the shade. When humans moved to to hunt in the open fur was too hot. Lose the fur and start sweating keeps you cooler.
Big brains: large brains require lots of calories to grow and function. That requires meat, and a lot of it. Being out on the hot savannah ran the risk or over heating our brains.
All this links our loss of fur with our increased ability to swear.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story...e-key-to-our-success



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We evolved away from it about the time we discovered fire.....for fairly obvious reasons.


We also learned to clothe ourselves, and had the ability and sense to migrate from extreme cold. Having a warm coat was no longer a requirement for survival, and may have even become a liability.
 
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We invented the razor!
 
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We didn't get anything fun. No prehensile tails, no compound eyes, fangs or anything. Razz


...no wings, no spikey horns, no web slingers...



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All this links our loss of fur with our increased ability to swear.


Fucking a right it does! Big Grin


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'cause it was tight...

I see what you did there......




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Too much shit from PETA.



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We didn't get anything fun. No prehensile tails, no compound eyes, fangs or anything. Razz


I got an opposable thumb...what did you get??


Now that's funny right there. Big Grin




 
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Try "The Naked Ape" by Desmond Morris for some anthropological takes on it. Read it many years ago and thought it was very interesting.
 
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Global warming, of course.

It's too damned hot to be running around in a permanent fur coat, especially if you play tennis.




Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

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We didn't get anything fun. No prehensile tails, no compound eyes, fangs or anything. Razz


...no wings, no spikey horns, no web slingers...


But we got them big, juicy brains, lets us build tools. Who needs any of them fangs and wings and nonsense, when we can just build a rifle, or a jet turbine engine?

The tail would be pretty cool though.



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The fur on my head is loose and I fear that I will soon start losing it. But that's ok; I have plenty of thick, healthy fur in my ears.



 
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I have a lot more white hair now, but this is still pretty accurate.

 
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As I get older I'm losing hair...but on my arms, legs, underarms. Weird. Thankfully my head still has a pretty good crop.


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Originally posted by egregore:
We didn't get anything fun. No prehensile tails, no compound eyes, fangs or anything. Razz


Just the big brain and opposable thumbs.




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