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The Zero At The Bone
The Zero At The Bone
Serial No. 1263
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We see teeth like these every day in the mirror, every time someone smiles. They are instantly recognizable and so ubiquitous they rarely enter our consciousness. These teeth, however, are unique. No other creature’s teeth could be mistaken for these. Our species developed them over eons in response to an omnivorous diet and the structural requirements of speech. They are essential identifiers of humanity and are quite literally part of the biological definition of our species. But we are born without them and in old age, we often die in the same state.

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