Scientific Punch-Up Over Idea That Fighting Shaped Our Hands by +Ed Yong

Carrier first got his idea about fist evolution after working on sperm whales. He suggested that the males use a big waxy organ in their heads as battering rams during fights. He was discussing the idea with colleague Frank Fish, who didn’t buy it. Fish raised his fist and said, “I can hit you in the face with this, but that is not what it evolved for.”
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