Touch Your Pinky To Your Thumb - Here's What It Means If Your Tendon Raises Up
You can find proof of evolution on your very own body
Spencer Carney

If you’re lucky enough to have a Natural History museum in your area, then you have the ability to see many fossils and remains of animals that are meant to portray various evolutionary advances over their time spent on earth, including humans.

If this is not this case, don’t worry, you’re not out of luck at all! In fact, you just may have the most fascinating living specimen riddled with antiques of its evolutionary past with you at this very moment, your physical body!

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Image courtesy media.cagle.com

Your body is riddled with natural relics!

Think about all the things on our body that we actually don’t need anymore! For example, body hair. With clothes even the “goose bumps” that appear on our skin are minor irritations; as opposed to our ancestors who needed body hair for warmth in conjunction with goose bumps to increase the surface area on their skin in order to retain heat!

From remnants of a third eyelid, to the useless wisdom teeth in our mouth that we no longer need in order to eat-there are numerous antiques that our human body has hung onto! However, that is until recently when it has come to be known that a particular tendon that was useful to our ancestors who swung from tree to tree is not found in some people.

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Image courtesy www.evolutionevidence.org

Ongoing human evolution!

That’s right, if you thought humans were finished with evolving you would be in the wrong unfortunately. This is quite exciting, after all, what will humans look like a 5000 years from now? Perhaps they would seem quite odd to us in fact!

The “tendon of the hour” so to speak is the palmaris longus! It is located in your forearm and, if you have it, is easily discernable by placing your palm face up, bending your wrist, and then closing your fingers! You will see it rear itself at the base of your wrist!

So who doesn’t have the tendon? Well evolution takes time!

Of course, 10-15% of people today no longer have this particular tendon, and are none the worse for wear! If you are of the 10-15% you are on your way to evolution, and if you are still with tendon, well then you have learned a little about your ancestral past without having to purchase that ticket to a Natural History Museum!

Perhaps this just might be the perfect Segway in conversation to an invitation towards an education outing or perhaps it’s a great way to get children interested in Natural History! Do you have the tendon? Do your friends? What an opportunity to find out!

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By Spencer Carney
Spencer Carney is a contributor at SBLY Media.