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March 29

These Parts of the Human Body Will Disappear in Future as We Evolve, Scientists Claim

Elsa Chambers
Core Spirit member since Dec 24, 2020
Reading time 3 min.

In the first chapter of , Charles Darwin identified roughly a dozen body parts that he gleefully described as “useless, or nearly useless.” Darwin’s catalog was far from complete — our bodies are littered with parts we don’t need. Let’s have a look at some of them.

1. Body hair

body hair

Our brows help keep sweat from our eyes, but male facial hair plays an equally important role in sexually attracting the opposite sex. Apparently, most hair left on the human body serves no function.

2. Paranasal sinuses

paranasal sinuses

No one knows why we retain these troublesome mucus-lined cavities, except perhaps to make the head lighter.

3. Extrinsic ear muscles

extrinsic ear muscles

Some animals, such as rabbits and dogs, can move their ears independently thanks to these exotic-sounding muscles. We still have them, which is why some people can wiggle their ears, but these muscles serve no purpose.

4. Wisdom teeth

wisdom teeth

Early humans had to chew plants in order to get enough calories to survive, but these days only about 5% of the population has a set of these healthy yet useless teeth. We hope this one will be the first to disappear from the list — less dental bills!

5. Neck rib

cervical ribs

A set of cervical ribs, possibly a leftover from the age of reptiles, still appears in less than 1% of the population. Some people have it only on their left or right side, while some have both. They often cause nerve and artery problems.

6. Palmaris muscle

palmaris muscle

This long narrow muscle runs from the elbow to the wrist and is missing in 11% of humans today. Once important for hanging and climbing, you probably would prefer to keep it if you were a martial artist or rock climber.

7. Male nipples

male nipple

Both men and women have nipples because, in the early stages of fetal development, an unborn child is effectively sexless (without gender). Thus, nipples are present in both males and females. Men generally lack the necessary levels of prolactin to stimulate lactation and cannot produce milk.

8. Arrector pili muscles

Arrector Pili Muscle

These small muscles allow animals to puff up their fur for insulation or to intimidate others. Humans retained this ability (goose bumps are the indicator) but have obviously lost most of the fur.

9. Appendix

appendix

This narrow muscular tube attached to the large intestine served as a special area to digest cellulose when the human diet consisted more of plant matter than animal protein.

10. Thirteenth rib

14th rib

Our closest cousins, chimpanzees and gorillas, have an extra set of ribs. Most of us have 12, but 8% of adults have an extra one.

11. Toes

toes

Scientists found that humans used to walk and balance more on the midline of their feet, but now we have gradually transferred to balancing more toward the side of our big toe. Studies also show that our center of balance is still shifting inward. This means that humans used to rely on their toes for balance, but now they don’t rely on them as much. If this trend keeps up, we will no longer need our toes.

12. Coccyx

coccyx

It’s also called a tail-bone, and it’s all that’s left of the tail that most mammals still use for balance and communication.

13. Third eyelid

third eyelid

A common ancestor of birds and mammals may have had a membrane for protecting the eye and sweeping out debris. Humans retain only a tiny fold in the inner corner of the eye.

14. Darwin’s Point

darwins point

A small folded point of skin toward the top of each ear that is occasionally found in modern humans. It may be a remnant of a larger shape that helped focus distant sounds.

15. Subclavius muscle

Subclavius muscle

This small muscle, stretching under the shoulder from the first rib to the collarbone, would be useful if humans were still walking on all fours. Some people have one, some have none, a few have two.

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