The response to the question in the archive about the uvula got me wondering. OK so we don’t know what its for (makes me wonder what we pay people to do), but you (they) hypothosize that its a useless vestigial appendage comparable to the appendix. Now this would be acceptable, but you went on to say that other animals have them. This begs the question, do alot of animals have them? Are they in only primates? If lesser life forms like dogs and squirrels (don’t ask why i picked those two) have them doesn’t that argue against the concept of it being some evolutionary dead end, or appendage made obsolete? I could maybe accept that if us and primates have them, we all could have evolved to not need them, but if other far less related and completely different species have them it seems kinda unlikely. The point being, can you scare up a little more info on this puppy. What happened to those clowns who had them chopped out? Could they speak arabic? Did they complain about any side effects? Trouble swallowing, or other nose related issues that may pertain to the opposing theory offered?
The facts expressed here belong to everybody, the opinions to me. The distinction is
yours to draw…
Link to Mailbag Article: What’s the uvula for? – CKDext
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