I burnt my mouth on some hot pizza and it got me wondering if we have been eating cooked food long enough to have evolved a better resistance to oral burns than other species. Have there been any studies on this?

  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of biology.stackexchange.com/q/35532/27148 - to evolve a trait by selection it has to have some fitness benefit. For humans to evolve protection against pizza burns it would have to afford a survival/reproductive benefit, not just be a "nice to have". $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause
    Feb 22, 2022 at 18:58
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    – tyersome
    Feb 22, 2022 at 23:46
  • $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? Why do some bad traits evolve, and good ones don't? $\endgroup$
    – MattDMo
    Feb 24, 2022 at 15:19


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