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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Artificial teeth

published on 12.09.2019

The human denture is typical of an omnivorous animal, therefore, it is not specialized. If we compare it with the typical denture of two carnivores, a dog and a cat, we will see that both have very developed fangs. These teeth serve to kill the prey and tear the meat. Humans have incorporated meat into our diet hundreds of thousands of years ago. That was a critical moment of our evolution. We became carnivores, even part-time, but without proper dentures. How did we solve it? With the culture We invented external artificial teeth, stone tools or lithic tools, for cutting and tearing. We also invented throwing weapons. We could say metaphorically that instead of jumping and biting the prey, we “threw” our teeth. And so the arrow was born. With the passage of time the arrows have evolved technologically, while they have become a universal symbol. We use them to indicate traffic, wind, geographical north or exit. Now, the sense of the arrow is to indicate the direction.

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