-39 There have been around 120 billion unique human faces (and counting) amirite?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I was in a city 800 miles from home and this guy comes up to me, Glen???? Uhh...no I'm not Glen sorry. You look exactly like my nephew Glen. Feel sorry for Glen.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I've had 3 different people tell me i look just like this guy in a town 20 minutes away, and none of them could show me a picture or tell me a name. I'm still curious.

by Raymundo44 1 month ago

Identical twins bring the number down (slightly)

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Cow faces too, only we can't distinguish them that much

by Bobbyschuster 1 month ago

I am not sure I buy the premise of your question. We see the differences in human faces because our social structure depends on it. We don't notice differences within other ape species because it is not important to anyone (except perhaps Jane Goodall and a few hundred other primatologists). Chimps probably wonder how we deal with all humans looking alike.

by Nervous_Tea_2543 1 month ago

Unique maybe, but I would argue millions were only slightly different. Many humans faces are very similar. We are not all so completely different to give the impression that being unique means they are all different.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

It's an interesting idea. But: To an extent, you could say that there have been many, many more, since you do not have the same face all the time. You mature, you age, you gain and lose weight, your face might be puffy or tired. Which might sound like pedantry, because, to everyone who knows you, it is still your face, no matter the circumstances. Which means, the concept of "face" might really make most sense if regarded through the lense of identifying face by your social group. And that means, there might have actually probably been quite a few less faces than the number of humans. Even aside from twins, there are relatives who look quite alike, and even non-related persons can look so alike (→ link ) that it's hard to believe they have no relation.

by RoofReasonable1783 1 month ago

Different fingerprints

by fisherferne 1 month ago

Spoken like someone who never truly looks at people. My girlfriend and her niece have the same face. My best friend and his daughter have the same face. There was a portrait of a man from Victorian times hanging in the pub that looked exactly like our local weed dealer. My friend and his two brothers are all at different stages of the same path of turning into an exact replica of their Dad. I meet at least 150 people a week through work. I often think I've met people before when I haven't. The other week I met a woman who looked so much like someone else I know I had to check they weren't related. I showed her a picture and even she agreed, their resemblance was eerily close.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

And if there's a universal consciousness, the universe has about 6 trillion years of human experience.

by Informal_Phrase7844 1 month ago