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Feedback to 'Why are many rows of teeth formed in sharks and not in humans

FROM: Zebratooth Zoolondon

SUBJECT: 'Why are many rows of teeth formed in sharks and not in humans'

COMMENTS:

Dear Spurious,

It is clear cut for me that humans smile is quite nice as it is, and a this success is mostly due to the existing human dentition. Sharks are not always attractive, so they try badly to become sympathetic by getting a big smile to their faces. This means that for a successful and nice smile they need a huge amount of teeth....and maybe a need to have a clear face (by shaving their whiskers...). Evolution has nothing to do with dentition (bridges, implants etc are not referred to the classical books of evolution...).

My best regards to Monkey

Respectfully

Zebratooth Zoolondon

REPLY BY SPURIOUSMONKEY:

Dear Zebratooth Zoolondon,

we also sympathize with the present predicament of the shark. Ever since the release of the hugely successful movie 'Jaws', sharks have been stereotyped as the bad boys of the oceans. In fact scientists are a bit the sharks of the human society. They are generally seen as evil little sadists constantly trying to invent the next doomsday weapon or killer virus that will push society back into the stone age, or worse back to the amoebal stage. As a scientist we realize of course that amoebae are very valuable members of this large family we call life.

We were wondering why sharks are still not very sympathetic despite their giant smile. We can only postulate that the loss of eyebrows (probably caused by the loss of their whiskers) made them look like freaks. Have you ever seen a human or animal without eyebrows that you would like to kiss?

Spuriousmonkey

Professor at the UOL

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