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What is with the colon being so inefficient?

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
I mean, seriously. Maybe evolution will change it, but food needs to move from the small intestines upwards through the ascending colon across the transverse colon, down the descending colon, make a loop-d-loop around the sigmoid colon and through the rectum. This is horribly inefficient and it is no wonder why so many people have digestive issues and polyps. I wonder if I can have a doctor rearrange mine so that it just spirals downward. Makes so much more sense to me. Muscles won't get used as much to push the food through, however since it clears your body faster calories won't be absorbed as much. Win-win people, win-win. What am I missing here?
post #2 of 44
Maybe to give more time for the body to absorb nutrients from the food passing through?
post #3 of 44
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Maybe to give more time for the body to absorb nutrients from the food passing through?


+1 Good call

 

post #4 of 44
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Come on people it also gives more time to absorb fat and garbage that makes us fat. More efficiency means we can eat more and not get as fat. Plus this is science, we have supplements for that. I want answers people.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Come on people it also gives more time to absorb fat and garbage that makes us fat. More efficiency means we can eat more and not get as fat. Plus this is science, we have supplements for that. I want answers people.

If you look at evolution, it seems most animals digestive systems are highly efficient. Meaning they get the most out of the food they eat compared to humans to protect against starvation. We poop out an alarming % of the food we intake because we eat too g-damn much...#topofthefoodchainproblems
post #6 of 44
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I say we occupy the colon. Humans are the 99%
post #7 of 44
You just want the colon to absorb water, not the other shit that's in your shit - like bilirubin and other breakdown materials. The small intestine does the nutrient absorption work. Do NOT quote me on this!
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while we're at it, why does the liver have limits on alcohol intake?
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

You just want the colon to absorb water, not the other shit that's in your shit - like bilirubin and other breakdown materials. The small intestine does the nutrient absorption work. Do NOT quote me on this!

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post #10 of 44
We're all going to be living in sexy robot bodies in a decade anyway so the colon will go the way of the appendix, and the rest of the body actually. We'll all subsist on a power source of solar power and Soylent Green.
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while we're at it, why does the liver have limits on alcohol intake?

This is the important query.
post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

We're all going to be living in sexy robot bodies in a decade anyway so the colon will go the way of the appendix, and the rest of the body actually. We'll all subsist on a power source of solar power and Soylent Green.
This is the important query.

Will we at least have genitals? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Will we at least have genitals? confused.gif

No need. All sex is going to take place in your mind, Demolition Man style.
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No need. All sex is going to take place in your mind, Demolition Man style.

Sounds like a lot of marriages, too.
post #14 of 44
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I can't wait. Sex is too much effort. I have a feeling rapes are going to become a lot more frequent, however.
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

while we're at it, why does the liver have limits on alcohol intake?

Uhhh, isn't that why we get drunk? Isn't that a good thing?
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