kwackers wrote:yakdiver wrote:I wonder why they sell eggs in boxes
Same reason they package your brain in a skull - millions of years of evolution to create the perfect balance between protection, mass and radius.
Why muck with it?
Evolution aint perfect. We only what works fairly well in most situations. Death and injury is the price you pay for that. To have a head which is safe from injury we would need one inch bone plate plus an inch of absorbent blubber between the skull and brain.
No living thing is optimally "designed". We are simply cobbled together in a way which works most of the time and have a finite life.