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Subject: why do only fingers (and toes) have fingerprints?

Date: Tue Jan 18 02:55:11 2000
Posted by pat shea
Grade level: undergrad School: grinnell college
City: grinnell State/Province: IA Country: USA
Area of science: Evolution
ID: 948185711.Ev

why is that area of skin textured at all?  what's the point of 
fingerprints?  is it evolutionary or is it just byproduct of development

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