“Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill”

Yeah, right. I’m sooooooooooooooooooo sure it is.

Neurophysiologist Katherine Rankin at the University of California, San Francisco, has also recently discovered that sarcasm, which is both positively funny and negatively nasty, plays an important part in human social interaction.

Little known fact: Apes Lemurs are very sarcastic. Even lesser known fact: They’d trade it in a minute for opposable thumbs.

How do you resolve sarcasm being an evolutionary skill with creationists? Oh, you mean they weren’t joking?

2 thoughts on ““Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill”

  1. “The set of the thumb is the vertical distance from the thumb’s insertion point down to the wrist. The greater this distance, the higher the set. Apes have high set thumbs. Far from the wrist and close to the fingers, apes thumbs have more difficulty opposing the fingers and are therefore less useful at tool making.”

    Allow me to rewrite:

    “Little known fact: Apes are very sarcastic. Even lesser known fact: They’d trade it in a minute for an opposable thumb that was stronger and placed in a better position on their hands.”

    Brevity is the soul/heart/life force/driving mechanism of humor/comedy/wit/badinage except when it isn’t as is the case now maybe.

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