User Tag List

  1. #35491
    Post Human Post Qlip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    4w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,490

    Default

    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.

  2. #35492
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4,226

    Default

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

  3. #35493
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4,226

    Default

    Random, cool-ass picture:



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

  4. #35494
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    6w5 sx/so
    Posts
    8,161

    Default

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    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...

  5. #35495
    darkened dreams labyrinthine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    isfp
    Enneagram
    4w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    8,595

    Default

    Apologetic people with skinny legs are nice.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

  6. #35496
    Post Human Post Qlip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    4w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,490

    Default

    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...

  7. #35497
    Ginkgo
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    What's the evolutionary purpose of eyebrows?
    Selling the Juiceman:




  8. #35498
    Theta Male Julius_Van_Der_Beak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    PORG
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    LII None
    Posts
    9,056

    Default

    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.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


    This is not going to go the way you think....

    Visit my Johari:
    http://kevan.org/johari?name=Birddude78

  9. #35499
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4,226

    Default

    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?

  10. #35500
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4,226

    Default

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


Similar Threads

  1. [SJ] SJ Random Thought Thread
    By Giggly in forum The SJ Guardhouse (ESFJ, ISFJ, ESTJ, ISTJ)
    Replies: 870
    Last Post: Today, 07:32 AM
  2. [NT] Random thought thread (NT version)
    By yenom in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 156
    Last Post: 11-22-2017, 08:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO