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How would life be if we didn't have thumbs?

Looking at my thumb right now and just wondering how life would be if i didn't have thumbs!

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If we didn't have opposable thumbs we would not have the society we do today. Opposable thumbs were a key evolutionary step that led us to having the advanced brains we now have. No thumbs equals no fire, no tools or anything beyond that. We would be back to the jungle. Although some other species do have thumbs, they do not function the same way ours do.

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thats what i said but my computer frekin shut down while i was wrighting my answeri
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Melloblue
Spot on . . .
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no of course not spot on but it was close to it but I just didn't wanna take the time to re wright it all out lolz
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Melloblue

We would still be swinging in the trees . . . . .

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True.
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False...monkeys and all primates have thumbs...we would of gotten eaten and wouldn't of lasted long!!
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Melloblue
The implied question was opposable thumbs. They were critical in our development of tool making skills. Other animals with a 5th digit, such as monkeys, do not have that capability and grip things with their entire hand. Try to pick up a coin without your thumb. Difficult, no?

The human thumb makes us different. I, of course, stand by my statement and conclusion. If our thumb were not possible, we would indeed be back on the same level as the apes . . . . .
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It Would Be Difficult!:p

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Screwed! What, would we go around with 'finger-drives' in our pockets? OMG!

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I wouldn't be Able to text well not as good :)

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I know this sounds stupid, but if you REALLY are wondering what it would be like, tape your thumbs to your hand and try to do everyday things. :)

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Same as if our knees were on the back of our legs- makes you wonder
What would a chair look like if that were true - lol

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Pepsi, I answered exactly that question some time ago. The answer is on my blog.

http://dozyskaleidoscope.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/what-would-chair-look-like-if-your.html
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What's your point?
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Ps - you got that from an ep
Of married with children
As I did
So don't get to excited
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Some people do not have thumbs, a kid in my elementary school was missing 4 fingers, a thumb an index finger and a middle finger and a ring finger,because he was BORN that way, he could still easily write with out a thumb on the same hand because he used his index finger and his middle finger to write.

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Steve Jobs would have invented the iThumb.

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mcx8xu

Angie says - You would find it difficult to grasp things.

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Let's see, i have 464 green thumbs right now and love them all. Each individual one is special, and I don't know what I would do without em. They represent my time on Ask and the questions I've answered. Oh. That kind of thumb. Never mind.

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BlueDragon321

You couldn't hold a pencil.

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life would b horibble because we would not be able to play FOOTBALL! !!!!!!!!!!!

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mangagrl

Very hard! Our thumbs give us so much support, and are sooooo useful! They separate us from animals! So I think we autta say something to these little rough but lovable stubby fingers I'm using to type right now...
YAY THUMBS! :D WE <3 YOU!!!

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it would be the same basically cause we would adapt to no thumbs

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mangagrl
Actually he has a point...like imagine if we had some kinda arm that came out of our leg. Well, then we might be like "Oh, no one can live without it!" but *we* don't have one. So it'd be like having no thumbs.
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We wouldn't be able to open pickle jars!!! No DILL PICKLES!!!!! :'(

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hard . . .

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