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Author Topic:   why is the lack of "fur" positive Progression for humans?
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Message 117 of 202 (508692)
05-15-2009 4:51 PM
Reply to: Message 113 by arrogantape
05-14-2009 9:38 PM

Re: I'm Baaaaaack
I, for one, am very happy with the aquatic ape designation of our beginnings. Our delightful sleek body glides through the water nicely.

We've perfected swimming due to training and conditioning, and only those who take the time to learn it and practice it. But for the most part we do not "glide" over water. Without proper training and knowledge of how to swim we simply try not to die in the water.

Have you ever known anyone who didn't know how to swim? There seems to be no built in knowledge of how to swin, yet we seem to climb things without any proper training - like what's applied to swimming. We seem to have evolved from climbers, not swimmers since we retain no instinctual swimming abilities, other than, like I said, to not die in the water.

Our nakedness assists.

Only for speed, and that's only if you're trying to shave off seconds from your time [insert Michael Phelps smoking weed joke here].

Clothing would obviously hinder swimming, but not fur, IMO.

Any one trying skinny dipping knows how more quickly you can glide over wearing a bathing suit.

Again, this would only make a good example if you're point was that we shed the fur for speed...perhaps to evade predators. Dogs can swim, they have fur, why would fur affect the basic funtion of staying afloat and propelling ones body for distances?

Nakedness is preferred sexually.

Then you have not been privy to the endless fetishes that do not involve being naked, and still produces a sexual interest in those who favor them. Weird but true.

- Oni

"I smoke pot. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your mouth."--Bill Hicks

"I never knew there was another option other than to question everything"--Noam Chomsky

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