A Fun Way To Learn About Vestigial Characteristics


Recently, PZ seems to have gotten into a bit on an online kerfuffle with a creationist who, among other things, does not seem to understand what a vestigial characteristic is. Well he’s in luck, even if he doesn’t want to read articles or books about evolution. Vox has kindly put together an excellent video giving examples of vestigial characteristics you can find in your own body.

I seem to be full of these vestiges of my evolutionary past. I have a palmaris longus and I can wiggle my left ear (though not my right) very well.

Evolution is fun

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