Evolution?

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by Counter, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    Do primates have umbilical cords? I do not see belly buttons.
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    There is a good picture of one here: primate belly button
     
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  5. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    How do they cut the cord and tie a knot?
     
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  7. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Same way a cat does.

    Look it up, dickhead.
     
  8. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks alot exchemist, I just shot coffee through my nose...

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  9. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    Why? Is it because they love their Mum?

    "The Mother hauls around the baby until it drops off."

    Humans cut the cord...
     
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  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    There you go!

    Once the lungs of the new-born start working, the blood flow to the cord quickly shuts off. The cord will then eventually shrivel up and come off in time. The mother usually eats the placenta, which comes out attached to the cord, so only a manageably short length of cord will remain attached to the new-born. This does no harm, as the blood flow is shut off by that time.

    Humans are impatient: we often don't wait for the placenta (afterbirth) to come out, so we tie off the cord and cut it, to be able to handle the baby freely while the mother is still working on getting rid of the placenta.
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    What does that have to do with evolution?
     
  12. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I am guessing "we are not related to monkeys because we have umbilical cords and they don't."
     
  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    That's what I figured. Didn't it occur to the OP that all placental mammals ought to have their placenta attached to something?
     
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  14. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah I chose to ignore the obvious come-on in the title. Counter is mad as a box of frogs, so I thought it better to just point him in the direction of some facts.
     
  15. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    I think Counter took your advice and looked it up.
    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/03/animals-deal-umbilical-cord-placenta-baby-born/
    Counter's quote...
    "The Mother hauls around the baby until it drops off."

    On the above link page there's talk of eating the placenta...
    Now look at the subheading on that page...''Feed your Brain'' Yuk,Yuk,Yuk
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Counter might simply have asked himself how humans managed before the invention of scissors.
    Perhaps ancestral humans didn't have belly buttons?

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    Oh. This is a Creationist rant? Ah. So the "logic" would be that humans always had scissors?
     

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