Anatomical parahomology

Anatomical parahomology - Anatomical parahomology "Let the...

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Anatomical parahomology "Let the waters", it is said, "bring forth abundantly moving creature that hath life and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." Why do the waters give birth also to birds? Because there is, so to say, a family link between the creatures that fly and those that swim. In the same way that fish cut the waters, using their fins to carry them forward and their tails to direct their movements round and round and straightforward, so we see birds float in the air by the help of their wings. Both endowed with the property of swimming, their common derivation from the waters has made them of one family. - St. Basil, Bishop of Caesarea, 329-379 A.D. from The Hexaemeron: Homily VIII.- The Creation of Fowl and Water Animals. making one of the earliest known inferences to common descent from biostructural similarity. One major consequence of the constraint of gradualism is the predicted existence of parahomology . Parahomology, as the term is used here, is similarity of structure despite
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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