Re: Opposable thumbs (was Re: virus: Abortion, etc.)

Alexander Chislenko (
Fri, 15 Mar 1996 11:55:49 -0800

I think that, in general, having tools that allow to do more things faster
creates more opportunities for intelligence; also having better tools
allows you to survive and multiply that is quite useful for intelligence;
other than that, I do not see much connection with opposable thumbs.
One could also make the reverse connection: an appearance of intelligence
allowed us to utilize additional organ functions that otherwise wouldn't
make that much sense to develop.

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