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  1. #1
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    How come, as of now, we haven't evolved articulated elbows so we can scrub our backs

    Well science?

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    Because we evolved on the savanna where there are trees to scratch our backs on. Had we evolved on the tundra or the steppe we would be able to scratch our own backs. Also, scratching someone else's back is the social equivalent of apes picking little insects out of each other's fur. We shouldn't have to scratch our own backs. Thirdly, paleontologists have discovered that the first tool invented by early hominids was a back scratcher.

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    Iím more curious about oral self stimulation. Why canít ďmostĒ of us do that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    I’m more curious about oral self stimulation. Why can’t “most” of us do that?!
    Procreation would cease.
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    cuz we can invent things
    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Iím more curious about oral self stimulation. Why canít ďmostĒ of us do that?!
    Steeps just admitted to being able to do so as a kid. Over in the bad cop thread.

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    You mean you can't do that? Neanderthal!
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    You mean you can't do that? Neanderthal!
    You are not totally wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaleia View Post
    Well science?
    Evolution is ongoing, a work in progress. Covariance. Toenails.

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