These original Kirt's Cogitations™
may be reproduced (no more than 5, please) provided proper credit is given to me, Kirt
– noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
We're All Freaks... In Our Own Sort of Way
The U.S. Declaration of Independence asserts, in part, "WE hold
these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..."
Well, maybe in spirit we are. In fact, there is quite a large anatomical
disparity amongst our fellow men. For instance, less than <1% of
people have the extra bone called a neck rib, and 8% of adults actually
have a 13th chest rib. 20% of us lack a pyramidalis muscle attached
to our pubic bones, and 9% of the population goes without a plantaris
muscle in the lower leg. Some people have two subclavius muscles running
from the first rib to the collar bone, some have one, and some have
none at all. 11% of your fellow man does without a palmaris muscle running
from the elbow to the wrist. That is just on the inside where normally
not seen. Many people are born with a 3rd eyelid or 6th toe, which are
more overtly evident. These are genetically coded entities and not just
freak personal malformations. So, the next time some indignant know-it-all
flips about how everyone is the same inside, send him to RF Cafe to
set him straight.