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 ear wax follow up

 Following up from the ear wax question, why do asian have dry ear wax
 and other races have wet ear wax? Also just whil we are on the subhect
 of race diversificatiopn, why do asians have that eyefold? What purpose
 would that serve?



Sat, 07 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 ear wax follow up
not every biological characteristic has aan 'adaptive" or
useful function. this concept is of course nicely played
out in tephen j. gould's books. asians may have the eyefold
because asian women prefered men with the eyefold, and
selected for it with their esthetic preferences. those with
the eyefold, or "proto eyefolds", got laid more often. as
for the earwax, you're on your own with that one.


Wed, 11 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 ear wax follow up

Quote:

>not every biological characteristic has aan 'adaptive" or
>useful function. this concept is of course nicely played
>out in tephen j. gould's books. asians may have the eyefold
>because asian women prefered men with the eyefold, and
>selected for it with their esthetic preferences. those with
>the eyefold, or "proto eyefolds", got laid more often. as
>for the earwax, you're on your own with that one.

of course, the eyefold among more northern asians and eskimo likely helps to
protect the eye from cold, blistering wind....eh?


Thu, 12 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 ear wax follow up

Quote:

>not every biological characteristic has aan 'adaptive" or
>useful function. this concept is of course nicely played
>out in tephen j. gould's books. asians may have the eyefold
>because asian women prefered men with the eyefold, and
>selected for it with their esthetic preferences. those with
>the eyefold, or "proto eyefolds", got laid more often. as
>for the earwax, you're on your own with that one.

I suspect that both Asian eyefold and earwax were selected {*filter*}ly.
Some people like the taste of powered earwax, and I think most men
throughout the world like the eyes of Asian females.


Thu, 12 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
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Quote:
>of course, the eyefold among more northern asians and eskimo likely helps to
>protect the eye from cold, blistering wind....eh?

i suppose it may, fortuitously. i don't know for sure, but
i think northern asia was colonized long after the eyefold
phenotype had developed among asians. this i now is true of
the arctic.


Sun, 15 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 ear wax follow up

oicenet.com
(kevin m.

Quote:

>of course, the eyefold among more northern asians and eskimo likely helps to
>protect the eye from cold, blistering wind....eh?

i suppose it
may,
fortuitously. i
don't know for
sure, but
i think
northern asia
was colonized
long after the
eyefold
phenotype had
developed among
asians. this i
now is true of
the arctic.


Sun, 15 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 ear wax follow up

Quote:

>i think northern asia was colonized long after the eyefold
>phenotype had developed among asians. this i now is true of
>the arctic.

The people of the New World, at least initial waves, have no epicanthic
fold, or have a very modest one when compared with Inuit people.  The
fold was probably developed after the initial population of the Americas
(within the last 50,000 years).

jc



Fri, 20 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 ear wax follow up

Quote:

>fold was probably developed after the initial population of the Americas
>(within the last 50,000 years).

Why couldn't the initial colonizers have been some people
without the epicanthic fold?

--

Regards, Mark

http://www.smns.montclair.edu/~hubey



Fri, 20 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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