New research suggests humans have more “primitive” hands than chimps. The study, while controversial, raises some provocative questions about the origin of human toolmaking and the importance of specialized hands.

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Image: Denise Morgan, University of Utah

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Pontifex (G/O Fuck yourself, Spanfe||er)

I utterly despise the archaic tendency of using “primitive” to refer to an ancestral trait.