“Human Face Evolved to Minimize Injuries from Punches”?

by Ken Ham on June 10, 2014

So did you know that the “human face evolved to minimize injuries from punches during fights between males”?

“If indeed the evolution of our hand proportions were associated with selection for fighting behavior you might expect the primary target, the face, to have undergone evolution to better protect it from injury when punched,” he noted. . . .

“In other words, male and female faces are different because the parts of the skull that break in fights are bigger in males,” said Carrier. “Importantly, these facial features appear in the fossil record at approximately the same time that our ancestors evolved hand proportions that allow the formation of a fist,” he explained.

I must admit, I can’t help but think of this verse of Scripture as I read this article: “Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).

Here is the link to the article.

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