posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 05:46 PM
Well, you're definitely thinking outside the box (or tub, as it were) That's a good thing. Looking at things from a different perspective opens us
up to new ideas.
It seems to me that, as early man was pretty much nomadic they would want their feet to be as tough as possible (before footwear and/or alternative
transportation methods). Soaking the feet, as you say, softens up the toughened, calloused skin which would be detrimental to sustained travel.
That's how I see it, anyway.
Aside from that:
Originally posted by Colopatiron
All creatures on this planet bathe or soak in water.
Most cats stay out of the water as much as possible. I know some tigers seem to enjoy a swim now and then, but most felines don't. I've also never
seen a camel taking a soak. That doesn't mean they never do, but I haven't seen it.
Many animals form shiny rich coats of skin and fur with no pimples, skin bump or dry skin compared to what some humans endure!
Many animals also develop all kinds of skin problems. I've seen many dogs with skin bad enough to require medication.
Many animals appear less inclined to loss of hair pigmentation. How many animals do you ever see with gray hair?
I've seen many animals with grey hair, particularly old dogs. Lots of monkeys/apes also get grey hair.
I prefer showers, myself. As Titen-Sxull said, sitting in a tub of my own dirt and dead skin doesn't seem very inviting.
On the other hand, most people tend to find shelter in the rain. I suppose one could chalk that up to a natural aversion to showers.