I love the touch of your hands Lucy--perhaps this is how hominids beat other monkeys

by phil on Friday Mar 12, 2004 3:51 PM

Comparing the human hand and the orangutan's reveals how small changes to physique matter for evolution:

This brings up of one of the traits you probably take for granted every day -- the precision grip. Specifically speaking, the human precision grip is the ability to touch the tip of your thumb to the tips of your fingers at the midpont of your hand (that's about 1 inch directly outward from the center of your palm). It allows you to write with a pencil, eat with a fork, play Operation, and a whole range of other fine motor tasks.
Check out the picture and succinct analysis here

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