Hiccups and more

imageWhy backaches, wisdom teeth, goose bumps and hiccups: Rob Dunn in the Smithsonian Magazine has a fascinating article: “The Top Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved.” This isn’t exactly going to be exciting to the ID crowd. But for the rest of us, enjoy. Here is a tidbit:

Hiccups no longer serve a function, but they persist without causing us harm—aside from frustration and occasional embarrassment. One of the reasons it is so difficult to stop hiccupping is that the entire process is controlled by a part of our brain that evolved long before consciousness, and so try as you might, you cannot think hiccups away.

Read the full article hereThe Top Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine