Re: ear wax follow up

Tom Potter (
27 Aug 1995 04:30:56 GMT

In <41oaom$> writes:
>not every biological characteristic has aan 'adaptive" or
>useful function. this concept is of course nicely played
>out in tephen j. gould's books. asians may have the eyefold
>because asian women prefered men with the eyefold, and
>selected for it with their esthetic preferences. those with
>the eyefold, or "proto eyefolds", got laid more often. as
>for the earwax, you're on your own with that one.

I suspect that both Asian eyefold and earwax were selected sexually.
Some people like the taste of powered earwax, and I think most men
throughout the world like the eyes of Asian females.