So I was shaving this morning, when I realized one of my few problems with evolution.
These things happen... I swear one day I'll crack that whole perpetual motion dilemma while sitting on the john.
Anyway, my problem arose when I tried to shave the right side of my face. Being left handed, this is obviously a problem. I'm sure right handed folks have difficulty shaving the left side... and if not, you would in my bathroom. I have mirrors to the left and right of me, but not directly in front. It's annoying. So, in that span of 10 seconds where I try not to butcher the hell outta my face and failing miserably, it occured to me: in the million years of evolution that have created man, how come we have not all become ambidextrous. What evolutionary purpose does being stronger in one arm (and leg, and eye, etc.) have? I'm sure life would be far easier for the human being to have equal strength.
Perhaps one reason is the whole "throwing vs. catching" mentality. If we were all equally strong in both hands perhaps our brains would fry in trying to decide which hand to catch with when someone throws something at us. However, that theory is easily discounted when we see that there are numerous people who are currently ambidextrous, and none of them die in horrible apple throwing accidents.
I'm sure if I was motivated, I could probably find a definative answer, but you know what... I'm just going to face the fact that we aren't all ambidextrous because God made us that way because he wants life to be hard... and that's why I can't shave comfortably.
posted by Holz |
10:41 AM |
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