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We all know the opposable thumb separates us from all primates. But how does the lack of a pinkie finger separate us from humans.

Question by Carl Huber. Uploaded on February 24, 2012

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from 99explorer wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I think all of Walt Disney's characters were missing their pinkie fingers, a common chain saw consequence in some parts of the country, and certainly not a reflection on their lack of humanity.

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from Carl Huber wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

And we have a winner. Good one 99

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from seadog wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Maybe I've been away too long but I'm "cornfused" by the question. Humans are primates and the great apes have opposable thumbs. But I don't remember if disney characters have opposable thumbs.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I suspect the lack of a pinkie finger may limit some in their ability to seek out those "nasal nuggets" while they're driving on the highway. I have a friend or two who are missing digits (accidents will happen) but most are arguably human if their wife doesn't vote against them.

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

i have all of my fingers but there are some who will swear that i am not human!

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from Carl Huber wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

seadog not to nitpick but great apes have semi opposable thumbs. Humans poses both opposition and apposition movement. This translates to fine motor skills. Humans also have longer thumbs relative to their other digits.

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from 99explorer wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I think all of Walt Disney's characters were missing their pinkie fingers, a common chain saw consequence in some parts of the country, and certainly not a reflection on their lack of humanity.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I suspect the lack of a pinkie finger may limit some in their ability to seek out those "nasal nuggets" while they're driving on the highway. I have a friend or two who are missing digits (accidents will happen) but most are arguably human if their wife doesn't vote against them.

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

i have all of my fingers but there are some who will swear that i am not human!

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from Carl Huber wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

And we have a winner. Good one 99

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from seadog wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Maybe I've been away too long but I'm "cornfused" by the question. Humans are primates and the great apes have opposable thumbs. But I don't remember if disney characters have opposable thumbs.

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from Carl Huber wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

seadog not to nitpick but great apes have semi opposable thumbs. Humans poses both opposition and apposition movement. This translates to fine motor skills. Humans also have longer thumbs relative to their other digits.

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