Alex Duncan (aduncan@mail.utexas.edu)
16 Oct 1995 12:40:14 GMT

In article <45t7pb$loo@scotsman.ed.ac.uk> , jamesb@hgu.mrc.ac.uk writes:

>OK then, what about those tears?

What about them? I assume you think human tears must be some means for
maintaining salt balance?

One problem with this: the salinity of human tears matches the salinity
of the body. They are not used as a salt excretion mechanism.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086