Vestigial Traits

A few weeks ago I read an article on why people’s fingers get pruney in water, and it also mentioned a few other traits (such as goose bumps and yawns) that we have, but which are now redundant.

And I realized that these vestigial traits (“vestigial traits anatomical adaptations that the human body evolved for a specific purpose, but which are now redundant”) are traces of our past that are still visible or present in our bodies, but which are no longer used or needed and thus are relevant to my blog.

Then I found an interesting article about 10 such vestigial traits that we have.


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