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Process : Creation of Human

Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by Judzfell, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. BlackMetalWhiteGuy

    BlackMetalWhiteGuy Manly Man!

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    In that case, let me sum it up for you. Basically, what you said in your previous post was wrong, so I corrected you. After you go back and read it, you will be slightly better educated than you were before. Otherwise, you will continue making the same ignorant mistakes and smart people will continue to laugh at you for it.
     
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    actually the same could be said for our hands
    our fully prehensile fingers and partially prehensile thumbs are designed for gripping weapons, our arms are built for swinging clubs (almost exactly the same motion as a baseball batter hitting the ball with the bat during a baseball game) and animal that has long sharp claws wouldn't be able to attack something with a baseball bat because they're bodies wouldn't be built to do it, becase they wouldn't need to, because they have the long sharp claws, also an animal with long sharp claws wouldn't have the mental ability to know how to swing a baseball bat even if we gave it human arms/hands/fingers
     
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    Our hands aren't designed for gripping weapons, they're designed for gripping branches. Similarly, our arms aren't designed for swinging weapons, they're designed for brachiation (swinging from branches). The fact that we're able to grip and swing weapons is not an adaptive feature, it's an example of exaptation, a phenomenon in which an feature that is adapted for one purpose can suddenly be applied to another with little to no modification.
    They can't grip and swing weapons because their feet are adapted for ground walking, rather than branch gripping. This is the same reason why we are one of the few primate species that cannot grip things (very well) with our feet.
    Whether or not it would have the mental capacity to do so is completely independent from its external anatomy. Crows don't have the anatomy to support club swinging, but they still have the mental capacity to use tools in other ways. There are also cats that can turn door knobs, octopuses that can uncork or unscrew bottle caps, dolphins that can play basket ball and sea lions apparently understand the transitive property of logic.
     
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    okay this part about the animals is all stuff i already knew, but i had just momentarily forgotten about it
     

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