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Posted: 9/10/2005 9:27:44 AM EDT
Saturday morning debate:

what are toenails for? what is thier function?

I think they have no function, and we could do without them and they are an evolutionary byproduct much like the same way that male nipples are a byproduct of female...er, nipples

What say you? what are toenails for?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:30:40 AM EDT
For chewing on.


Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:31:05 AM EDT
When it comes to something as complex as the human body, I think there is a reason for everything
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:31:11 AM EDT
if you let them grow long enought you can use them as cleats...
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:31:17 AM EDT
We are meant to use the clippings as a tool to dig parasites from our skin and teeth.

I wonder what a stubbed toe would feel like without a nail.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:31:38 AM EDT
Toenails are for polishing, cause they look pretty that way, silly.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:32:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
if you let them grow long enought you can use them as cleats...



or climbing trees...
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:33:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 9:50:33 AM EDT by gaspain]

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
When it comes to something as complex as the human body, I think there is a reason for everything



Agreed, however...you still cant answer the question? "Think Nipples"

edited to say: I assume that is is possible for the human body to have "no reasonable purpose" attributes. Like toenails, earlobes, taint seam etc.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:40:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
When it comes to something as complex as the human body, I think there is a reason for everything



Agreed, however...you still cant answer the question? "Think Nipples"



Sir,
I ALWAYS think "nipples".Beewbies,actually!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:42:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
When it comes to something as complex as the human body, I think there is a reason for everything



Agreed, however...you still cant answer the question? "Think Nipples"




All human embryos are created female..... It's only after a certain amount of time, that the males actually BECOME male...

I think one of the Docs here or someone else with more specific info, can elaborate, but that's the jist of it. Leftovers
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:44:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:17:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
vestigial claws



We have a winner Alex!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:24:26 AM EDT
The better to dig boogers out with....
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:27:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The better to dig boogers out with....

With your TOE nails? Dude, you've got to have some bigass nostrils if you can pull that off...

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:28:52 AM EDT
to store and hide the GOOD jam?

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:30:04 AM EDT
I had a couple fingers cut off and they replaced them with my toes.


Originally Posted By Kharn:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The better to dig boogers out with....

With your TOE nails? Dude, you've got to have some bigass nostrils if you can pull that off...

Kharn

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:34:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
I had a couple fingers cut off and they replaced them with my toes.

Um, sorry I asked.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 1:37:58 PM EDT
Vestigal appendages reducing from prior use. Like an appendix.

I heard somewhere that the average humans toes have reduced approx 25% since the dark ages, as we now wear shoes commonly and the balance assistance supplied by them is no longer needed.

- Nw -
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 1:42:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 1:47:53 PM EDT
Men can lactate in special circumstances, but it requires training..in one of my ex-wife's breast-feeding handbooks I read about a tribe in Africa where the older or crippled males act as wet-nurses for the village women that go work the fields..

I need my toes, I don't know how many times I nearly fell but flexing my toes saved me. I can also hang off the bottom of my sons' top bunk with my toes bent around the bars...
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:43:27 PM EDT
I hate my toenails. I rip 'em out with pliers every month or so. Worthless ingrown POS.

AB
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:31:05 PM EDT
Speaking of toes. My dad was born with six, had one removed as an infant so that he would have the proper number. In his early 20s he lost another in an auto accident, and now has only four, a big toe and the next three. There is no moral to this story, but talk about shitty luck. His grand children have their toes counted immediately after birth.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:38:04 PM EDT
Why do men have nipples?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:50:06 PM EDT
Nails make the ends of the fingers more firm and thus easier to grab things.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:50:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 9:52:37 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By JB69:

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
When it comes to something as complex as the human body, I think there is a reason for everything



Agreed, however...you still cant answer the question? "Think Nipples"




All human embryos are created female..... It's only after a certain amount of time, that the males actually BECOME male...

I think one of the Docs here or someone else with more specific info, can elaborate, but that's the jist of it. Leftovers



Some nerdy stuff. The sex is determined at fertilization and do not have female or male parts until later.

some begin as males and others as females, depending on their chromosomal
constitution." But we have to examine this in a little more detail.
Fertilization is the process whereby a male gamete, the spermatozoon
(sperm), introduces its nucleus into the female gamete, the secondary
oocyte (egg). The nucleus of the sperm and the nucleus of the egg fuse with
each other to form a brand new cell, known as the zygote, which becomes the
new individual. If the sperm carries the Y chromosome, the zygote will
develop into a male, if the sperm carries the X chromosome, the zygote will
develop into a female. Therefore, GENETICALLY, the embryo is determined to
be male or female at the time of fertilization. However, the developing
gonads do not display male or female characteristics until about the 7th
week after fertilization. The Y chromosome carries a gene that codes for
the "testis determining factor," which induces the formation of the testes.
Certain cells of the testes then produce antimullerian hormone which
prevents the formation of the female genital tract.

Therefore, using either the genetic or gonadal criteria it is incorrect to
say that all embryos begin as males.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:52:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
Like toenails, earlobes, taint seam etc.



More nerdy info
As far as the line on the scrotum is concerned: Higher animals, including
people, are bilaterally symmetrical. The line on the scrotum is merely an
indication where the right and left halves of the scrotum met and fused
with each other during development.

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:38:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
if you let them grow long enought you can use them as cleats...



or climbing trees...



or climbing up the opposing team members in water polo.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:52:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By albob:
I hate my toenails. I rip 'em out with pliers every month or so. Worthless ingrown POS.

AB



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