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crookshanks_cat OP t1_j6h2njq wrote

true, but we can still use our fists as weapons and we still raise our hands to show we won’t use them. other animals don’t really seem to do this when they too have fists or something to use. 🤷🏻‍♂️


Doreen666 t1_j6iixln wrote

fists are really crap weapons. hands break easily.

we've been successful due to tools so a display of "i do not have a dangerous tool" is an obvious evolution to indicate "I am no threat" to another human


zanfitto t1_j6i5vnk wrote

A fist doesn't mean much for a convention that was stabilished after the invention of weapons