Science For The Win: If one knows what to look for, one can see proof of evolution in the vestigial structures of the human body.
A new video from Vox shows examples of natural selection that appear right before our eyes, if we only know what to look for.
Vestigial structures are evolution’s leftovers — body parts that, through inheritance, have outlived the context in which they arose. Some of the most delightful reminders of the common ancestry we share with other animals, they show that the building blocks of the human body predate our species by hundreds of millions of years.
Vox continues, noting:
… you don’t have to read all the research to find signs of our evolutionary history — you can see it in the vestigial structures in each of our bodies, like the third molars that no longer fit in our mouths.
Check out the video below via Vox.