1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    09 Feb '06 14:38
    Explain the seemingly paradoxical fact that men have nipples. Base your analysis on the principles of either evolution or creationism.
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    09 Feb '06 14:49
    Since when is the Evolution-Creationism debate a spiritual issue ?
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    09 Feb '06 14:531 edit
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Since when is the Evolution-Creationism debate a spiritual issue ?
    Ever since Russ made it a site violation to speak of God in Debates.
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    09 Feb '06 15:001 edit
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Ever since Russ made it a site violation to speak of God in Debates.
    Did he ?

    Anyway, maybe Scottishinnz is able to steer the debate away from the usual uninteresting religion bashing to a debate with a more rational and scientific level .... he is a bio-science man you know.
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    09 Feb '06 15:13
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Since when is the Evolution-Creationism debate a spiritual issue ?
    Men having nipples is a spiritual issue?

    I think what is being asked is for you to choose your platform (evolutionism or creationism) and give an explaination of why men have nipples from that perspective.....
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    09 Feb '06 15:15
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Did he ?
    Don't you read the Site Announcements?

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  7. Standard memberKnightWulfe
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    09 Feb '06 15:15
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Since when is the Evolution-Creationism debate a spiritual issue ?
    Maybe your nipples are really sensitive and that is why you feel it is a spiritual issue?
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    09 Feb '06 15:16
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Explain the seemingly paradoxical fact that men have nipples.
    What would Aquinas have said?
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    09 Feb '06 15:19
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    What would Aquinas have said?
    What do you think he would've said?
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    09 Feb '06 15:23
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    What do you think he would've said?
    Why would I have asked the question if I knew?
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    09 Feb '06 15:25
    Is the challenge too difficult for everybody so far?
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    09 Feb '06 15:32
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Is the challenge too difficult for everybody so far?
    I think this is shaping up to the breast debate ever.
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    09 Feb '06 15:44
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Is the challenge too difficult for everybody so far?
    Without going into lots of detail - Maybe man nipples are like the appendix - they used to serve some purpose (what? I don't know), but are no longer needed by the male body....
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    09 Feb '06 15:47
    A quick little search found this - which is an evolutional explanation:

    Male nipples aren't exactly a genetic glitch: they are evidence of our developmental clock. In the early stages of life from conception until about 14 weeks, all human fetuses look the same, regardless of gender. At the tender age of 14 weeks post-fertilization , genetically-male fetuses begin to produce male hormones including testosterone. These hormones turn the androgynous fetus into a bouncing baby boy.

    Here's where the developmental clock comes in. By 14 weeks, when the hormones turn on, the nipples have already formed. So, while our male fetus goes on to become a baby boy, he keeps his nipples, reminding all of us that people, male and female, started off the same way.

    In most men, the nipples really don't change after this point, but some men can develop a condition called gynecomastia. In gynecomastia, the fatty tissue around the nipple develops and eventually appears similar to a female breast. This can occur whenever the testosterone level is lowered by medications, such as those that treat prostate cancer, and by natural hormonal changes due to obesity, adolescence or aging.

    Luckily, most of us don't worry too much about male nipples, so men never have to worry about finding swimtrunks and a bikini top that fit.
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    09 Feb '06 16:02
    Originally posted by KnightWulfe
    Without going into lots of detail - Maybe man nipples are like the appendix - they used to serve some purpose (what? I don't know), but are no longer needed by the male body....
    Was there a time when they *were* needed by the *male* body?
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