FAQ37: What about "Sneezing"?
by David Blevins
Yes, I have ACTUALLY thought about the sneeze and have experimented with stopping them. Really! (Can you tell I am retired and have time on my hands?)
Anatomical - the reason why we sneeze is the same as before. . . there is some irritant in the nose triggering it. Outside agents like dust in the air, pollen, germs, etc., still find their way into the nose and nasal cavity. They produce the familiar "tickle" which triggers the sneeze response.
Because of our changed anatomy the sneeze is less effective than before becoming larys since lung air is no longer blasted through the nose to clear it.
Is it desirable to prevent sneezes? Sure, but only if you find another way to keep your nose clean (no pun intended). Mother Nature usually gets it right and the sneeze serves that purpose of cleaning foreign stuff out of da snoz.
As to the theological and philosophical issues, I personally turn my nose up on them.
Keeping my nose to the grindstone and trying to keep my nose out of other peoples' business,