Science Bytes: Why haven’t humans evolved beyond handshaking?


I’ve never been especially fond of shaking hands. As a child, I rated it on the same level of personal disdain as being kissed by smothering, elderly aunts with the facial hair of a porcupine. I lay the blame squarely in the palm of an uncle, the worst hand shaker imaginable – at least to a 10-year-old child. So violent were his greetings, they could be measured on the Richter scale. Today, I may be older and more tolerant, but definitely more […]  » Read More

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