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Originally posted by MrFace
Yeah! Why would evolution favor this "slanted" eye feature over a person with a more round of an eye? According to evolution this was a mutation and the environment favored the people with a more of a "slanted" eye. This wouldnt make sense because how would THAT being the difference would the environment favor them? I am pretty sure that this makes no sense here.
[edit on 31-8-2004 by MrFace]
Originally posted by fawlty
It is from squinting while reading the little red book over and over.
" Mongoloid peoples, since they are thought to have originated in the harsh, inhospitable climatic conditions of the central Asian steppes or tundra, are believed to have developed suitable physical characteristics - like broad, fat faces with squinting eyes - to cope with the constantly driving, dusty winds and inclement weather encountered there. "
Originally posted by CheeseKnob
My dads from Hongkong and his eyes doesnt slant, either does anyone else in his family.
Originally posted by curme
I heard it was because of the snow, where Asian first originated (think Eskimos). The eyes help protect them from snow blindness and debris being carried by the wind. Remember, some Asians have two eye-lids, the epicanthal fold, and actually, some children have it, but it disappears as later on. Just as whites have light skin to absorb more sun, and blacks dark to keep too much sun out, I think the eyes are just an evolutionary hold-over based on where the Asians came from.