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Eyebrows

eyebrow

The crescentic line of hairs at the superior edge of the orbit.

Synonym: supercilium.


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Re: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... "successful" in terms of gene propagation (independent of "life or death" traits.) I like your possible explanation about the eyebrows....I have heard a similar theory. That said, I still question whether or not such advantages would have been enough of a "game-changer" ...

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by stephen502
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:47 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
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Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... genes that are somehow "linked" to that gene. Its more complicated than simply "survival of the fittest". I don't know about eyebrows, but there are some possibilities. I think humans are one of the few species that show the "whites of their eyes", because humans ...

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by Rap
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
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Views: 4976

Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... useful characteristics, and how the model of natural selection explains why they persist. One example of such a characteristic in my mind is eyebrows. While eyebrows have a clear functional purpose of keeping dirt out of our eyes (which has obvious benefits), I find it hard to believe that ...

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by stephen502
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
Replies: 5
Views: 4976

Re: fiber/hair moving thru water

You are not alone. I'm experiencing similar symptoms. I can feel things moving around head, most frequently at my hairline and moving towards my eyebrows the most. Most are microscopic. I thought I had head lice -- but 3 doctors looked and said I didn't even have a speck of dandruff. I've been ...

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by Maragoldie
Wed May 04, 2011 5:20 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fiber/hair moving thru water
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Alas the creationists are right though...

... traits first emerged.Surely science doesnt accept the idea that organisms are designed but i see myself in the mirror and i realize that i have eyebrows,eyelashes...How could i persuade myself that these traits do not require design?Science cannot always escape from this issue proclaiming that ...

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by GnnS
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:23 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alas the creationists are right though...
Replies: 15
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