Video Shows How You Can See Proof Of Evolution On Your Own Body

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Ever wondered why humans have tailbones or why we get goosebumps when we’re cold?  

This video goes a long way to explaining things and basically it’s all down to evolution, reports Elite Daily.

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This fascinating video posted by Vox shows how we can all see the marks of our own evolution through ‘vestigial characteristics’ – features that have been ‘left over’ from our ancestors that we no longer need for survival.

There are dozens of examples of vestigial traits. Some of them – like the tailbone – are physical, while others – like a baby’s instinct to tightly grasp his or her feet and hands when stimulated, are behavioural.

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All of them are proof of the evolutionary process and show us the incredible journey mankind has gone on in the history of our existence.

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If you’ve got any mates who are ‘non-believers’ this may not change their minds – but it will be fun to see them try and explain away the evidence.

Enjoy.


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