Here’s a really interesting list of 10 features of human behavior that scientists are unable to explain. It was compiled by The Magazine.
Even Darwin struggled to explain why we would evolve a response that lets others know that we have cheated or lied.
The discovery that laughter is more often produced at banal comments than jokes prompts the question, why did it evolve?
3. Pubic hair
Scent radiator, warmth provider, or chafe protection? The answer to why humans have clumps of hair in private places is still open for debate.
Even our closest relatives, the great apes, move smoothly from their juvenile to adult life phases – so why do humans spend an agonising decade skulking around in hoodies?
Today, most researchers reject Freud’s belief that dreams are expressions of our unconscious desires – but if that’s the case, what are they for?
People still debate whether humans are genuinely altruistic by nature, but if we are, most agree it doesn’t make evolutionary sense.
Sexual display, learning tool or form of social glue? Art still refuses to be pinned down.
Many of us have superstitions – odd, reassuring habits that make no rational sense – but there may be an underlying reason for such behavior.
The urge to kiss is not brought about by genes, so why do we find it so pleasurable to share saliva?
Many of us do it, but eating bogeys offers little nutritional reward – could there be a health reason for the unappealing habit?
Have you ever wondered about any of these weird and wonderful things we do and why we do them? Do you have any potential theories to these mysteries? Let us know.
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