Why do we have marks on our palms?

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Offline Jerryade

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Why do we have marks on our palms?
« on: 07/06/2008 12:39:40 »
Jeremiah asked the Naked Scientists:

What is the function of the marks which are the human palm (on the face of the hand)?

What do you think?

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Why do we have marks on our palms?
« Reply #1 on: 07/06/2008 12:41:56 »
Easy.  To have our future predicted by wonderful gipsies!  [;D] [;D] [;D]



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Why do we have marks on our palms?
« Reply #2 on: 08/06/2008 10:00:03 »
They're just the crease marks formed from when you close your hand

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Why do we have marks on our palms?
« Reply #3 on: 08/06/2008 15:39:40 »
But babies have them too, and some genetic conditions - like trisomy 21 - are associated with a single palmar crease, so it cannot be that simple. There must be a developmental reason for their presence.

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Why do we have marks on our palms?
« Reply #4 on: 08/06/2008 18:34:48 »
Interesting. Maybe its to do with grip, like fingerprints