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The Theory of Evolution: a Definitive Proof

 
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Next time you are in an elevator with 10 other people, take a note: 4 of them rest their crossed hands on their chests, and the other 6 are holding them in their pockets. No one lets their hands loose. Once upon a time, when we were four-legged creatures, all four limbs served a good purpose. Ever since we assumed the upright position, we don't know what to do with our hands when they are not in use. QED.
 
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If it was true our hands should degenerate and disappear
 
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They were about to, but by then they found new important uses - especially single men!
 
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
They were about to, but by then they found new important uses - especially single men!



I am sure single men use their hands for other purposes also , otherwise they might have been left only one
 
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I have never been in an elevator (or anyplace else!) where anyone, let alone 40% of people, were "resting their crossed hands on their chests!" Perhaps these are a race of people indigenous to you area who have extraordinarily short arms, or unimaginably fat stomachs?
 
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Well, maybe its just a case of people conforming to a cultural norm. In some parts of the world it may be okay for people to be resting their hands in what would be otherwise objectionable areas of their bodies. Are we supposed to interpret something from this? other than the thought that the person may be suffering from a case of tics. There is also that new gluteus firming exercise where you see people walking around in that funny way with their knees together. So if you see someone in an elevator with their buttocks clenched can you interpret something from this also? Other than the fact that it was definitely they who did it.
And how do account for the banana theory?

sorry, i must edit and add url before this is interpreted for something else
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I think EFH's comment had more to do with physical impracticality than culture, but I may be mistaken. If I cross my hands and put them on my chest, while standing, it seems to me I'm not really resting them very effectively - it takes some (admittedly minor) effort from the muscles to hold the hands there. Unless the belly is large enough to provide a shelf. Now if I cross my arms so that they each cross my chest, and each hand is supported by the opposite elbow... that's a more effective way to rest the arms, I think. Or just let them hang. Except many of us aren't as comfortable with that; the hands need to do something. Which was, I think the main point of John's original post. It's just that the phrase "rest their crossed hands on their chests" doesn't make much sense to EFH or me, so I'd replace it with "cross their arms". Unless there are places in the world where people really do cross their hands over their chests - is that the case?
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Yes, I meant "crossed arms", not "crossed hands", thanks Jim. Just so that it's clear to everyone, here is a picture. And yes, my original point was that the fact that we are so uncomfortable with our arms simply hanging loose seems to indicated that we were four-legged once upon a time.


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Originally posted by Amitabha Batranab:
Well, maybe its just a case of people conforming to a cultural norm. In some parts of the world it may be okay for people to be resting their hands in what would be otherwise objectionable areas of their bodies.



Maybe. That's why I am asking the folks to conduct the "elevator test" in their countries. If we find little variance in the results, we can discount the "cultural" factor.
 
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Originally posted by John Smith:
Next time you are in an elevator with 10 other people, take a note: 4 of them rest their crossed hands on their chests, and the other 6 are holding them in their pockets. No one lets their hands loose. Once upon a time, when we were four-legged creatures, all four limbs served a good purpose. Ever since we assumed the upright position, we don't know what to do with our hands when they are not in use. QED.

I thought this was why God created tobacco ...
 
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