DEW CLAWS ON DOGS? Are they evidence of evolution?

The original question was: I heard on Discovery channel that the dewclaws that some dogs have are vestigial. I did research but can’t find a clear answer to why this is not so. Can you explain this, because especially dogs sometimes have dewclaws on their hind legs which serve no purpose because they don’t hit […]

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ADAPTATION: What is adaptation? Is it the same as evolution?

Answer by Diane Eager Adaptation is any process that modifies the structure or function of a living thing so that it can cope with changes in its environment or changes in activity. Adaptations are occurring all the time in living organisms, including ourselves. A familiar example happens whenever we take up a new sport, or […]

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