Loading...

Abilities Evolution Took From Us

487,716 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Sep 2, 2019

A common misconception is that evolution is a long chain of progress, where organisms gain cool, new features over time. However, if a trait doesn't help with survival or reproduction, eventually it can disappear. Here are a few abilities humans' distant ancestors had that have been lost to natural selection!

Hosted by: Michael Aranda

SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
----------
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
----------
Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:

Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters
----------
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow
----------
Sources:
https://www.app.pan.pl/archive/publis...
https://theconversation.com/what-our-...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.https://theconve...
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomm...
http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Elect...
https://www.britannica.com/science/el...
http://pages.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio...
https://www.nature.com/articles/319401a0
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/do...
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...
https://www.pnas.org/content/100/14/8337
https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-e...
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolib...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB...
https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...