Is my thumb a finger ?

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Offline neilep

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Is my thumb a finger ?
« on: 02/02/2007 16:38:47 »
Ok...I gather my thumb is a finger !!

but why is it ? amongst my twenty digits, that the thumb is rewarded with it's own nomenclature ?..ie: The Thumb !!

What about my big toe  ?..my big toes is called a big toe !!
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« Reply #1 on: 02/02/2007 17:03:45 »
According to Ontario's Workplace Safety Act, the thumb is not a finger. I believe it says that losing a finger is not life threatning but losing a thumb equates to losing your hand. So if you need workers comp, you get more for a thumb
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« Reply #2 on: 02/02/2007 18:04:43 »
According to Ontario's Workplace Safety Act, the thumb is not a finger. I believe it says that losing a finger is not life threatning but losing a thumb equates to losing your hand. So if you need workers comp, you get more for a thumb

Thanks for this Meg....I will take this under due consideration next time I apply for a job in Ontario !  [;)]
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« Reply #3 on: 02/02/2007 22:58:01 »

In italian:
Pollice = thumb   then we have: Indice, Medio, Anulare & Mignolo
Alluce  = big toe
...so that's not a problem!

(Merluzzo = Cod)

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« Last Edit: 13/02/2007 18:49:19 by iko »

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« Reply #4 on: 06/02/2007 18:26:38 »
" hi my name's Glen. Guess how many fingers i have? Eight, eight and two thumbs"..i love that movie..but according to "glen" thumbs arent..i guess it depends o who u ask
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« Reply #5 on: 07/02/2007 19:07:04 »
Coool Robert..THANK YOU and thanks to everybody else too...

me is still confused but a big thumbs up to you all.



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« Reply #6 on: 07/02/2007 22:27:58 »
thumbs are jointed differently to fingers. i don't know big toes aren't though, they seem to have a similar joint structure, but don't move around as much. unles.... what about monkey feet? can't they hold things with their feet like we can with our hands? maybe its all evolutionary?

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« Reply #7 on: 09/02/2007 15:19:55 »
Coool Robert..THANK YOU and thanks to everybody else too...

me is still confused but a big thumbs up to you all.

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This looping branch (in red) is clearly adaptation, not an "intelligent design".



« Last Edit: 09/02/2007 15:24:14 by ROBERT »

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« Reply #8 on: 01/06/2007 10:16:45 »
thumbs and fingers are all digits, but the thumb is the opposable[sp?] digit, ie. the 'odd one out', so naturally it gets singled out
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