Natures wonders: ideal eyelash length (Introduction)

by dhw, Tuesday, March 03, 2015, 18:07 (1949 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained

David: Interesting thought: how did hunt and peck Darwinian evolution get to this exact solution? Eyes first, lashes second? Or both appearing at the same time fortuitously and then perfecting the size and parts of each.

TONY: Isn't it obvious? These originated as merely decorative "air foils' used for mating rituals. In the earliest variety, they were located near the sexual organs, but migrated their way north to the newly formed ocular regions, using their sexual appeal to get the males of the species to look them in the eye. I would expect that some time in the distant future they will be replaced in humans as the nipples migrate to the eyes to achieve the same purpose. From a breeding perspective, the males that chose females with nipples on their eyelids will have a longer life expectancy and produce more offspring.

**This is all in jest, not meant to offend anyone of any gender**

Great post, Tony. Thank you. By an amazing coincidence, I have just sent off an application to the Sheer Heaven Institute of Theistic Evolution (SHITE) for a million dollar grant to further my research into the uniquely raisable, knittable, pluckable eyebrow as conclusive evidence that humans are different in kind and not degree. I am hoping David will provide a reference.

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