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(CNN)   Human nose shape evolution linked to regional climate conditions, sharp-toothed snails   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Respiratory system, nose, Shriver, nose shape, nose variation, nose ridge length, Mark D. Shriver, external human nose  
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2017-03-16 04:10:45 PM  
I'm still holding out hope for evidence to support for the aquatic ape theory.

/not really, but it's a great theory to hear out
2017-03-16 05:08:19 PM  
So thats why Canadians have the biggest nose in the world
2017-03-16 06:30:10 PM  
So they stopped jamming snails in their noses? Good for them.
2017-03-16 07:44:37 PM  
Because air is free
2017-03-16 07:50:01 PM  
they tell us that we lost our tails evolving up from little snails
2017-03-16 08:25:23 PM

With helpful photo of this Frenchman.
2017-03-16 09:27:49 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: they tell us that we lost our tails evolving up from little snails

...are we not men?
2017-03-16 10:49:05 PM  
I call bulshiat. I have some serious professional experience in computational fluid dynamics and I have very serious doubts that narrow noses are better warmers and humidifiers than broad noses. Even if someone actually did a CFD model of that, I'd doubt it's validity. It's not a simple thing to make a valid model at all.

I say, pure genetic drift.

You can read where the human penis shape evolved because it tending to remove the semen from the guy right before you in the gang bang. Come on, how often did that happen? The shape evolved because it feels good to me and Mrs. Enemy of the State, PhD.

Or, Asians supposedly have move crumbly earwax than Caucasians. (Some people have far too much time on their perverted or at least digesting hands). Is there an evolutionary advantage to that? Come on.

Journalists, and I'm afraid, even some legitimate scientists have no mathematical feel for genetics/natural selection. If something results in about a 1% disadvantage, it takes about 100 generation for it to remove 80--90% of the people who have from the gene pool. No way is nose or penis shape or earwax going to have an effect in 10,000 generations, at which point we're back to knuckle-walking apes.
2017-03-16 11:29:09 PM
2017-03-17 02:24:09 AM  
Is it me or was the article already over before the last five paragraphs?
2017-03-17 10:04:54 AM  
I understood that reference
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