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Vestigial Structures

Postby Emily » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:13 pm

How do vestigial structures provide clues about a species' evolutionary past?
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:20 pm

well, they are traces of organs. Knowing the function of those organs, we can imagine what the evolutionary past is...
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Postby DJ » Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:44 pm

The best example of human vestigial structures are in the embryonic state. Take a look and you'll see all kinds of clues as to our past.
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Postby Sabby » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:44 am

ja, vestigial things like my eyes provide links to my blind grandparents o.o
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