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Rin asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 8 years ago

Is it true that scientists predict that humans will someday outgrow our pinkie toes due to evolution?

I don't know where I heard that from but I heard that scientists predict that we will evolve out of our pinkie toes because we don't need them.. Is it true?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Here's a good rule of thumb:

    Any scientists who believes they can make specific predictions about the future of life doesn't know enough about evolution to comment on the topic.

  • 8 years ago

    No, not really. The human body is dotted with a bunch of vestigial things that don't do us any good, but still hang around because they don't do any harm either.

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