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February 5, 2008

Just wondering...

by Feòrag

...how do intelligent design advocates explain male nipples?

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Posted in Science Fiction at 22:19. Last modified on March 13 2008 at 13:14.
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1: Posted by: aeduna | February 5, 2008 10:44 PM

Shhh. don't tell them, or blokes will have to wear a bikini top or something.

2: Posted by: Cat Vincent | February 5, 2008 11:42 PM

Well I had to try and find an answer. Details of one version on my IJ post.
Short version - badly. With car engine metaphory. Then getting all smug about having found any answer at all.

3: Posted by: Blake Kirk | February 6, 2008 9:14 PM

Most likely they explain it thusly:


"God had his reasons for making men that way.

It is impious of you to question why God acts in the way that he does.

You will burn in hell for your impiety."


4: Posted by: BJ | February 8, 2008 7:57 AM

Just wandering (actually sort of seriously) - how does evolution explain them?

5: Posted by: Feòrag | February 11, 2008 1:18 AM

BJ@8: Short form is that all human embryos start off female, and males not having nipples does not have any evolutionary advantage. For more details there's the first two comments here (then it gets delightfully silly), and a much longer and more complicated answer at Scientific American.