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aches and pains, blame evolution.


Interesting article.

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Humanity owes this success to a number of well-known adaptations, such as large, complex brains and walking upright on two feet. However, there are downsides to these advances as well.


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Evolving from four-footed to two-footed walking has also resulted in a host of foot problems, such as flat feet and bunions. Fossil evidence suggests that humans have suffered foot problems such as high-ankle sprains as far back as 3.5 million years ago, not just because of more recent, sedentary lifestyles.


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The dramatic boost in brain size that helps set humans apart the most from the rest of the animal kingdom also has led to problems many now experience with wisdom teeth


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"Our brains expanded to more than triple of our ancestors. As a result, the architecture of the braincase has changed," Mann said. This often leaves wisdom teeth no room to grow, causing them to erupt in painful ways.


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"If you want to look for examples of how we're not the result of intelligent design, you don't have to go far — just look at the complicated, uncomfortable way we have babies,"anthropologist Karen Rosenberg at the University of Delaware told LiveScience.


Just an interesting little article...







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onmymedicalgrind
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re: aches and pains, blame evolution.


Just from these quotes, this has got to be one of the top-10 dumbest articles in the history of mankind. Apparently some author didn't evolve enough....





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M. A. Ryland
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re: aches and pains, blame evolution.


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Just from these quotes, this has got to be one of the top-10 dumbest articles in the history of mankind. Apparently some author didn't evolve enough....

Yep. I can agree with that.
Take wisdom teeth; a few thousand years ago, how many humans made it to adulthood with all off their original teeth? not many.
If you lose a few teeth growing up, the wisdom teeth aren't a problem, they are a blessing.






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