Re: potassium and Tears 2
13 Nov 1995 14:38:33 GMT (J. Moore) wrote:

>*If* emotional tears evolved primarily as an excretion device --
>and I think that is extremely unlikely -- the evidence from these
>terrestrial birds and reptiles would indicate it was for a very dry
>climate rather than any aquatic environment.

Well the notion that our tear-shedding is adaptive for a very dry
environment doen't fit very well with our eccrine sweating system, does
it? Our ancesters MUST have been guzzling lots of fresh-water wherever
they were, so they can't have been in a very dry environment.

James Borrett.