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Author Topic:   Why Did Homo Erectus Not Retain a Tail?
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Message 15 of 68 (734463)
07-29-2014 11:23 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Pressie
07-28-2014 1:30 AM


Pressie writes:
Having four legs and a tail would be more advantageous for balance than just having a tail (calfs for example; they can stand up on all fours an hour after birth, but their productivity in building a shelter is quite dismal). Actually, the ideal would be for humans to have four legs and a tail (for balance) and two arms with hands, fingers and opposable thumbs at the end of the arms (for productivity).
I think having no legs would be best, balance-wise. I've never seen nor heard of a worm or snake falling over and breaking a hip.

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Message 18 of 68 (734527)
07-30-2014 9:36 AM
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07-29-2014 11:47 PM


Assuming we could also evolve away the external genitalia.
I don't know about you *, but my genitalia aren't nearly big enough to interfere with my balance.
*This is not a request for information.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate
Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung

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Message 24 of 68 (734571)
07-30-2014 9:30 PM
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07-30-2014 12:01 PM


What's the name of a boy with no arms and no legs floating in the ocean?
Bob.
What's the name of a boy with no arms and no legs laying in front of a door?
Matt.
What's the name of a boy with no arms and no legs hanging on the wall?
Art.
What's the name of a boy with no arms and no legs in an oil field?
Derrick.
What's the name of a boy with no arms and no legs flying over the fence?
Homer.
What's the name of a girl with no arms and no legs between two piece of bread?
Patty.
What's the name of a girl with no arms and no legs on a clothes line?
Peg.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate
Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung

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