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Old 03 January 2019, 06:24 PM
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Icon102 Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body

The article on getpocket.com site is here; the original is from Nautilus dated 5/14/15.


I could not agree more on the knee!
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Old 03 January 2019, 07:19 PM
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we were designed not by Pygmalion, the mythical sculptor who carved a flawless woman, but by MacGyver.


#9 is pretty silly though. Just give up the ability to speak? Hahaha nope.
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Old 03 January 2019, 08:39 PM
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Humans are hardly alone in having bodged* bodies, nearly every animal is a collection of oddities. It is the natural result of a system of elimination where "good enough" is valued the same as "perfectly designed".

* The best definition of this Britishism is that bodging is making a square peg fit a round hole with a large hammer.
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Old 03 January 2019, 08:40 PM
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They missed the sinuses, which due to the shortening of the human face now open upward instead of forward, making them easily clogged and prone to infection.
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Old 03 January 2019, 09:40 PM
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I note they have the spine as number one.

I've been known to say that the human spine should be an argument-ending point against "intelligent design".
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Old 03 January 2019, 10:06 PM
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The second sentence of the first one reads to me like "Bumblebees shouldn't be able to fly."
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They left out one of the most obvious flaws: the appendix. It makes perfect sense to keep something around that doesn’t really do anything, except occasionally get infected and try to kill its host.
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Old 04 January 2019, 04:31 AM
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The uselessness of the appendix is actually a matter of some current debate.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1008102334.htm

https://gizmodo.com/your-appendix-ma...ink-1791075530

I don't know whether that's why the article didn't include it, though.
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