Oh, oh...The fingerprint information management and maintenance system...
Gorillas have unique nose prints. So do dogs and cows. No doubt God wanted a way to ID gorillas and pooches. WFTH-I...goes so far beyond and is so completely irrelevant to any physical gripping benefit of providing ridges for tactile functionality, that fingerprints could not evolve by the neo-Darwinist mechanisms of mutation and natural selection. Fingerprints in gorillas, chimpanzees, koala bears, and humans cannot evolve by any Darwinian process because no survival benefit in the wild could be conferred by any of the functional requirements in its complex multi-part system.
Well, I think I'll forgo that bit of illumination. But thanks for the entertainment.But, why might the Creator put fingerprints on non-human creatures? You can find out by listening to this show!
Biomechanically, fingerprints do two things:
1. Permit effective grip on both wet and dry items.
2. Prevent blisters by increasing the force needed to separate skin layers under friction.
Apparently, it doesn't matter if they are unique.