It’s a decent, well-intentioned list, but is it really the “top 10?” What about DNA? Shouldn’t our relationships to other creatures as demonstrated by DNA make at least the top 10 list?
Here’s the list:
10. Goose bumps
9. Jacobson’s Organ
8. Junk DNA
7. Extra ear muscles
6. Plantaris muscle
5. Wisdom teeth
4. Third eyelid
3. Darwin’s point
I think there are some difficulties with the list, too. There are minor problems, such as calling vestigial DNA “Junk DNA” when we know much of it still functions. And there are major problems, like missing the ancestry aspects of DNA. The appendix is known to play roles in the immune system, so some of the claims appear dated.
But I still wonder: Are these the real top 10? How about our inablity to manufacture vitamin C? How about the vagus nerve’s loop from the head down to the heart and back up?
What do you think, Dear Reader? If we make a list of the top 10 signs of evolution in modern humans, what goes on that list? Please include links in your post, if you have them (the spam filter will kick in at five links, so let me know if you’ve got more than five).
And, is there any value to such a list?
- Be sure to check out this list of 13 things that evolution explains that intelligent design cannot — it includes several things that might be good examples of human evolution for a top 10 list.