“Why do males have nipples?”

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Dan Burrell's picture

Several thoughts....If he thinks that's the "Most Embarrassing Question Ever", he's never taught a class of middle school boys. :-)  Secondly, I believe this is the son or a near relative of the felon and largely disreputed self-proclaimed creationist "expert" Kent Hovind, is it not?  Finally, upon investigating his credentials (or should I say, lack thereof), I would proffer that he has about as much foundation to presenting himself as a Creation Science spokesperson as, er........I do.

 

In addition, I find his explanation wholly inadequate and it, quite frankly, raised more questions in my mind than it answered.  But I won't share those with you on this forum.  0__0  (You're welcome.)

 

Oh and Ann....I'm going to file your little factoid under "Things I Now Know and Wish I Didn't!"  lol

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Jim's picture

Hey Dan,

Who said:

Secondly, I believe this is the son or a near relative of the felon and largely disreputed self-proclaimed creationist "expert" Kent Hovind, is it not?

I think that this is true but is it relevant? Especially in light of Ezekiel 18:20, "The son shall not bear the guilt of the father"

Susan R's picture

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Doesn't Ezekiel 52:7 say "The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree"?

Dan Burrell's picture

Hey Dan,

Who said:

Secondly, I believe this is the son or a near relative of the felon and largely disreputed self-proclaimed creationist "expert" Kent Hovind, is it not?

I think that this is true but is it relevant? Especially in light of Ezekiel 18:20, "The son shall not bear the guilt of the father"
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Actually, I think it is relevant in that he appears to be in the "family business" and also looks to have had the professional credentials. I also don't know that using Ezekiel 18:10 is a comparative exegesis for this scenario.

But I could be wrong....

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handerson's picture

my six year old son wanted to know the answer to this question just a couple of weeks ago? 

Jim's picture

handerson wrote:

my six year old son wanted to know the answer to this question just a couple of weeks ago? 

 

Did you tell him: “So that men don’t look funny in bathing suits!”

 

'Cause I like that one. Of course if we all wore T-shirts who would know!

Ron Bean's picture

Jim wrote:

News to me ... I've had 'em for 63 years!

 

 

My new nature defeated my old nature's attempt to respond to this.

And I threw away my swimming suit. I had to. I tore a hole in the knee.

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

Bob Hayton's picture

It's answers like this guy gave that give Creationism a bad name.  The logical inconsistencies in that answer are manifold. 

There have been cases of men lactating, and Numbers 11:12, Isaiah 49:23 and possibly Job 21:24 refer to this.

But I'm comfortable saying I'm not entirely sure why men have nipples. Does the Bible have to give a scientific answer to every conceivable question?

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Joel Tetreau's picture

For the record I think it is outstanding that this thread has gathered enough interest that we now have 13 different posts!

Straight Ahead!

jt

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christian cerna's picture

Bob Hayton wrote:

It's answers like this guy gave that give Creationism a bad name.  The logical inconsistencies in that answer are manifold. 

There have been cases of men lactating, and Numbers 11:12, Isaiah 49:23 and possibly Job 21:24 refer to this.

But I'm comfortable saying I'm not entirely sure why men have nipples. Does the Bible have to give a scientific answer to every conceivable question?

 

Umm... i see no mention in those passages of men lactating.  I think you are trying to hard.

AndyBern's picture

I don't know if this was brought up yet, but I remember reading men have nipples because the fetus starts out in a sexless appearing state and then later develops features differently depending on if its a boy or girl. Nipples are just a residual feature from the earlier state.

Andrew Bernhardt

SDHaynie's picture

I am a little disheartened by the attacks on the person of Eric Hovind.  Now let me say, I have not met the man personally, but I have several close friends who are friends with Eric and speak quite highly of him.  I do offer this in his defense--next month Creation Today (Eric Hovind's ministry) is hosting a Proof of God conference and one of the speakers is Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis!  Several of the other speakers have fairly well-known apologetics ministries, too.  I do know that Ken Ham spent quite a bit of time distancing himself from Kent Hovind and in refuting some of Kent's wilder "theories."  Seems to me that the fact that he is joining with Eric should tell us that Eric is different and maybe even worth listening to.

Shawn Haynie

Jim's picture

I'm fine with Eric calling himself a "creation speaker". It's not like some who have fake "Doctorates" (the honorary ones!)

On nipples on men. If asked I would say ... God made you that way. I don't know and the Scriptures don't address the issue.

By the way I'm an investment advisor. I'm not a professional in that field but I give investment advice. Here's a sure fire way to make money in the stock market (I took a class in investments in college (U of Cincinnati) and this was literally on the first day of class from the professor. 

"Here's a sure way to make money in the stock market" ... "Buy low ... sell high"

My investment advice of the day. 

Back to nipples (I can't believe I am writing about this!). Why did old cars have hood ornaments? Answer: Ornamentation. A wiki article on them

 

JohnBrian's picture

...we would look odd if we didn't have nipples (speaking for all men everywhere)

 

But if we DIDN'T have them originally we would look odd if we did have them! Oh well, carry on.

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