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Dr Jack
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Message 75 of 220 (606019)
02-23-2011 10:24 AM
Reply to: Message 74 by RAZD
02-23-2011 9:50 AM

Re: Another Creationist site telling lies & what vestigial really means
Here's the definition of vestigial taken from my evolution course:
Vestigial features, structures, biochemical pathways or behaviours are not currently adaptive, at least not in the free-living stages, although they may facilitate embryonic development.
it goes on to say:
... and their absence, whether from incomplete development or by surgical removal, does not detectably impair the function of the organism as a whole
If the toes perform an adaptive function (which I'm not convinced they do) then they are not vestigial.
Edited by Mr Jack, : No reason given.

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