Tits on a Boy

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Tits on a Boy

#1  Postby pelfdaddy » Jan 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Anyone? Thanks.
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#2  Postby Animavore » Jan 14, 2018 2:29 pm

Yes.
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#3  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 14, 2018 2:49 pm

A fat boy?
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#4  Postby surreptitious57 » Jan 14, 2018 3:04 pm

Fat boys have existed forever so I fail to see why that would require any explanation
Then do you mean biological men who acquire breasts because they are transgender
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#5  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 14, 2018 3:10 pm

Gynecomastia has existed forever but it still needs explaining to some people.
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#6  Postby felltoearth » Jan 14, 2018 3:42 pm

Isn't there a thread on why men have nipples somewhere?
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#7  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 14, 2018 4:48 pm

felltoearth wrote:Isn't there a thread on why men have nipples somewhere?

Probably. There's also this thing called "Google". Not sure why folks don't try that first instead of starting a thread.
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#8  Postby felltoearth » Jan 14, 2018 4:52 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:
felltoearth wrote:Isn't there a thread on why men have nipples somewhere?

Probably. There's also this thing called "Google". Not sure why folks don't try that first instead of starting a thread.

Or even a post

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/fun-g ... l#p2609255
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#9  Postby surreptitious57 » Jan 14, 2018 4:57 pm

Well if you meant nipples instead of tits then you should have said so [ they re not the same ] The reason why boys
have them is because of the high levels of oestrogen produced during pregnancy and is why all foetuses are female
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#10  Postby laklak » Jan 14, 2018 5:11 pm

What about tits on a nun? What are they for?
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#11  Postby felltoearth » Jan 14, 2018 6:40 pm

laklak wrote:What about tits on a nun? What are they for?

The baby Jesus of course.
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#12  Postby pelfdaddy » Jan 14, 2018 6:45 pm

Yes, I am referring to the biological/embryological explanation for the presence of nipples on males. I think it is a bizarre blind spot in the minds of creationists, to begin with. I also wonder exactly how evolution accounts for it, even knowing that it must do so more satisfactorily than special creation.

And although I could look it up somewhere, I rather enjoy the sorts of explanations I find here in the lifeboat, and prefer to start a conversation rather than just do my own separate research. Of course, if you guys think that's just too fucking lazy, then consider me properly chastised.

Diversions, tangents, joking comments, all are welcome. You are even free to criticize me for not googling, along with all other individuals who don't just google. You are free to comment on my ignorance, invoke your credentials as a liberal by telling me there is no difference between the sexes, or even complain "you can't say that". You can suggest that in Europe you don't have tits on boys--only in America where ignorance flourishes--or you can earn my gratitude by displaying your brain power with a really good discussion of the topic.

All the above are welcome. Entirely welcome.
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#13  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 14, 2018 6:57 pm

I think the conversation would be much more interesting if you came here after having looked into it first. I think including your first paragraph in that last post with the OP would've encouraged more interesting conversation as well instead of just dropping a random question and leaving everyone to figure out what you mean and where you're coming from. Just my opinion, of course.
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#14  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 14, 2018 7:26 pm

felltoearth wrote:Isn't there a thread on why men have nipples somewhere?


knew there was somewhere, back in the mists of time...

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/evolu ... it=nipples
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#15  Postby laklak » Jan 14, 2018 7:31 pm

Well, nipple clamps would be pretty useless without them, eh?
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#16  Postby Macdoc » Jan 14, 2018 8:25 pm

anticipating true transgender :coffee:
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#17  Postby pelfdaddy » Jan 14, 2018 9:06 pm

Uncertain Sloth provided a link which, though appreciated, led to information that was not especially detailed. I really am wondering about an evolutionary path to this odd mammalian trait.

This began when my wife thought that our puppy--a male--had an inflamed mole on his belly. I had to point out that it corresponded to another just like it on the other side (he has several rows of two) that happened to be covered by hair and less visible.

I just got to wondering about how this is explained in evolutionary terms.

I used to pay attention to the fact that it occurs in humans, forgetting about all the other species to whom it applies. I often ask religious believers if they would expect men to have nipples if we were created with a purpose in mind. I then suggest to them that an evolutionary process, characterized by trial and error, redundancy and systems on top of systems on top of fixes, corrections, and switchbacks, might be expected to produce something of this kind.

But I have to admit I have no idea how. I will take Safe's suggestion and go digging.
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#18  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jan 15, 2018 1:16 pm

Ah, the very disappointing sequel to Snakes on a Plane.
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#19  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jan 15, 2018 4:09 pm

A friend of mine didn't know male cats had nipples until she adopted one. He has hilariously prominent nipples.
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#20  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm

I'm dumbfounded this is ever news to people. I dunno, maybe because I grew up with pets, many of which were males.
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