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Human face shaped by millions of years of throwing punches
06-09-2014, 12:47 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Human faces have evolved to minimise the damage caused by fist fight over millions of years, study finds

Millions of years of fist fights have altered the human face to leave men's jaws more robust than women's, a study has found.

Evidence suggests it evolved to minimise damage from bruising altercations after our ancient ancestors learned how to throw a punch.

Researchers studied the bone structure of australopiths, ape-like bipeds living four to five million years ago that pre-dated the modern human primate family Homo.

They found that australopith faces and jaws were strongest in just those areas most likely to receive a blow from a fist.

It is a legacy that continues to this day, helping to explain why men's faces are more robust than women's, say the scientists.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolu...finds.html

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06-09-2014, 12:55 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Too bad it would not have been easier to make us beyond throwing punches in the first place.
A less aggressive brain would have been nice, but we are hardwired to become aggressive, we needed that when we had to deal with predators.
It's only been the last few hundred years when we didn't have to worry about meeting a bear when we stepped outside.
It may take a very long time before our more violent tendencies are weeded out, until then, we have plenty of fluoride to help us along. 13.gif

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06-09-2014, 12:57 PM #3
Kanigo2 Member
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I beg to differ
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Grandma just shut up already before he hits you more!
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06-09-2014, 01:13 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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People who want to throw punches should pick up boxing and fight someone their own size.

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06-09-2014, 01:35 PM #5
Kanigo2 Member
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If we follow this logic then horses backs are worn in so we can ride em.lol


Damn kids!
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06-09-2014, 01:39 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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That may very well be! They may have had humps before we started riding them.

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06-09-2014, 02:19 PM #7
ezrin Incognito Anonymous
 
too bad the punching-hand hadn't evolved for punching 37.gif
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer's_fracture
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06-09-2014, 02:21 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It would be better if we butted heads, you know... like big horn sheep or something. chuckle.gif

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06-09-2014, 02:42 PM #9
Ruby Wolf Member
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Then maybe our backs have also evolved into the shape of being able to best resist knife wounds after having been stabbed in the back so many times for so long and perhaps our butts have also evolved into the shape of being able to best resist feet and shoes after having been kicked in the a$$ so many times for so long (*=*)



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