Do we really need 5 fingers?

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  1. the unnamed profile image56
    the unnamedposted 3 years ago

    Do we really need 5 fingers?

    Our hands have 5 fingers, and we use them every day in our daily lives. But, do we really need 5 fingers to be able to use them? Think about it, maybe we need less fingers, arranged in a different way in our hands. Or do we need more fingers...

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  2. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    If we didn't need 5(10) fingers, we wouldn't have evolved to have them and/or we would be gradually losing them if we didn't need them, like with our "pinky" toes.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    People have lost fingers and toes in accidents and have gone on to live meaningful lives. Some people are even born without hands and feet.
    In all honesty when it comes to "needs" we basically have 5 of them.
    1. Air 2.Water 3.Food 4. Shelter 5. Clothing (It's the law in most places)
    This assumes you have the other bodily parts to sustain life such as a heart, kidney, lungs, brain...etc

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    PeterStipposted 3 years ago

    I agree with Zeikiiro. There are lots of animals with less then 5 fingers. We do have 10 fingers because we needed all five of them to survive. It's a evolutionary question.

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    No, we don't need them because as dashing pointed out, if we lost them in some way, we'd learn to adapt and do the things we do now only it would be in a different way.

    1. the unnamed profile image56
      the unnamedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Si do you think you, sheilamyers, will be able to live without fingers, or with less fingers?

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      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It would take some time to adjust to new ways of doing things, but yes I'd be able to live without fingers.

 
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