If you want proof of evolution, the evidence is right on your own body

Genetics determine that you’ll most likely have your mom’s nose or your dad’s smile, oh…and the ear muscles of a Triassic mammal.

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Vox posted an interesting video demonstrating evidence from the fossil record, comparative anatomy, and genetics that tells a fascinating story about human evolution.

A Gallup poll shows that about 42% of people in the U.S. still believe in the creationist idea that modern humans have been in their present form for about 10,000 years. Yes, really…42%.

But according to this fascinating presentation from Vox’s senior editorial producer Joss Fong, it is, of course,  a much longer, complicated story. Genetics determine that you’ll most likely have your mom’s nose or your dad’s smile — and the ear muscles of a Triassic mammal.

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.




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    Tom Moe

    March 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    The problem is that the author has not studied the topic. The choice is not either/or between Creation and Evolution but how much of both. For what it is worth the rest of the article is poor science. Couldn’t having something in common with a dinosaur also prove a common creator? The basic premise of no designer evolution is such a faith based theory. Environment does not change DNA. Thus, if light skinned people moved to the equator their DNA would not tell the children to develop darker skin. The DNA would not change no matter how many generations simply because the environment called for it. You cannot, “will” DNA change for your children.

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    March 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

    That’s not how evolution works. For evolution to occur, there needs to be natural selection within a population. If having darker skin helps a population survive better in a certain environment than having lighter skin, over time (we’re talking hundreds of thousands or millions of years), the gene pool in your population will shift in favor of having darker skin because the lighter skinned people will be weeded out. Darker skinned people will have to mate with other darker skinned people, producing similar skin colored progeny.
    If the environment on the entire planet suddenly changed so that darker skinned humans survived much better than those with lighter skin, and the environment stayed like that for millions of years, over time we would probably see the elimination of fair skinned humans. Instead of seeing the diversity of skin color we see today, humans would then typically be more or less “dark skinned”.
    And that my friends, is an example of evolution at its finest!

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    March 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

    That is all speculation that has no evidence. Why wouldn’t dark skinned people do well in the Northern areas? We realize that there is no difference between a nose that goes sideways and one that points down or one with 3 nostrils. Why did these mutations also not develop if it was all based up chance?
    Evolution is highly defendable until it gets to the point where it tries to deny any possibility of a designer. At that point the support grows dim. There is no evidence of anything ever improving itself without an outside designer.

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