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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    What's the evolutionary purpose of eyebrows?
    I always thought they made an effective dam against sweat rolling directly into your eyes. The bushier, the better.

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    They're quite useful in communicating emotion too, something that evolutionarily speaking is pretty important.

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    Random, cool-ass picture:



    Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, circa the mid '80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    They're quite useful in communicating emotion too, something that evolutionarily speaking is pretty important.
    This was my thought.

    Isn't that amazing, when you think about it?

    I mean, no other use other than to convey emotion.

    And, entirely because of that, they stayed/developed.

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    I always thought they made an effective dam against sweat rolling directly into your eyes. The bushier, the better.
    Well, unless you buy this one, I guess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    This was my thought.

    Isn't that amazing, when you think about it?

    I mean, no other use other than to convey emotion.

    And, entirely because of that, they stayed/developed.



    Well, unless you buy this one, I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    What's the evolutionary purpose of eyebrows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    Random, cool-ass picture:



    Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, circa the mid '80s.
    At first, I thought that was Sigourney Weaver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    This was my thought.

    Isn't that amazing, when you think about it?

    I mean, no other use other than to convey emotion.

    And, entirely because of that, they stayed/developed.

    <quote regarding sweat rolling into eyes>

    Well, unless you buy this one, I guess...
    A barrier to prevent moisture, dirt, and whatever else you might not want in your eyes makes some sense on the face of it. Then again we also have eyelashes that more directly prevent things coming into the eyes.

    There are all sorts of human physiological features which probably exist mostly for the purpose of our socialization. Our facial muscles are significantly more complex than most (if not all) other animals; we're capable of all sorts of movements that have nothing to do with mastication or a simple showing of teeth as a sign of aggression. Our lips in particular are very flexible and capable of all sorts of movements, and not just for the purpose of eating. Other animals don't kiss each other like we do. They're not capable of it.

    As far as hair goes we grow all sorts of seemingly pointless hair. Nose hair serves an obvious purpose, filtering out dust and other particulate matter as it enters the nostrils but what purpose does a beard serve? Or underarm hair? Leg hair, chest hair, pubic hair? It doesn't really keep us warm like fur would.

    Here's a good one for you: why do women have breasts? Other female primates don't. Their breasts swell because of pregnancy, and they lactate when they have young, but otherwise their chests are flat since they don't need to produce milk. A human could conceivably never have a child at all and yet they have perpetually swollen breasts from puberty. Why bother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    At first, I thought that was Sigourney Weaver.
    I can see why.


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