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Question: why does pain exist ?
Asked by andra5857 to Beccy on 21 Jun 2017.
answered on 21 Jun 2017:
Pain exists to protect you.
If you didn’t feel pain when you touched a hot surface- you could be severely burnt. Or you might not know if you broke a bone.
christldonnelly commented on 21 Jun 2017:
There are some people who can’t feel pain. One reason for this is genetic:
It is very dangerous not to have pain cues to tell you to touching the hot pan or stop pushing that knife into your hand (the classic avocado injury).
There is a very nice book:
all about this topic.
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