Opposable Thumbs Evolved For Punching

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24 Oct 2015, 3:30 pm

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24 Oct 2015, 3:35 pm

This is nuts. We have opposable thumbs so we can use tools.


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25 Oct 2015, 12:54 am

So, according to this theory, a$$holes led the way in human evolution.


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25 Oct 2015, 10:15 am

I would prefer to think that tool users lead the way.


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25 Oct 2015, 12:32 pm

Scientists now say humans and chimpanzees, although having a common ancestor, are on totally different evolutionary paths. I understand this was deduced by the fact chimps hands are much more evolved than human's hands.

The point I'm making is that although the thumb/finger relationship is more evolved in chimps the extra facility seems to be used for grasping and tool use rather than punching. In fact I'd say wrist, arm and shoulder would be the things likely to evolve to support punching.

But then I'm frequently wrong. :D



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25 Oct 2015, 5:05 pm

Hmmm. I'm exceedingly skeptical. This would imply we evolved opposable thumbs before becoming arboreal & somehow would punch as quadrupeds. Also, chimps have opposable thumbs on their feet, yet AFAIK have not been recorded punching with them...


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