British Schoolchildren with Webbed Feet (study)

Morgan reports that Basler examined one thousand schoolchildren and found, ‘9 per cent of the boys and 6.6 per cent of the girls had webbing between the second and third toes and in some the webbing may have extended between them all’ (in Morgan 34). As Odent and Johnson suggest, regarding webbing, ‘a congenital abnormality that takes the form of adding a feature usually means the feature had a reason for being there during the evolutionary process’. [1]

  1. Hawke, Shè. “Evolutionary Water: Wombs, Seas, Tears and their Utraquistic Relation” Altitude: An e-journal of emerging humanities work. Volume 9, 2011. https://www.academia.edu/753837/Evolutionary_Water_Wombs_Seas_Tears_and_their_Utraquistic_Relation []

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