131 charles darwin vertebrate forelimbs

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Unformatted text preview: Fig. 13.1 Charles Darwin: Vertebrate forelimbs http://www.scielo.org.ar/img/ revistas/raga/v64n1/a01f1.gif Charles Darwin: Vertebrate forelimbs “What can be more curious than that the hand of a man, formed for grasping, that of a mole for digging, the leg of the horse, the paddle of the porpoise, and the wing of the bat, should all be constructed on the same pattern, and should include similar bones, in the same relative positions?” Darwin, C. R. 1872. The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection, Or The Preservation Of Favoured Races In The Struggle For Life. London: John Murray. 6th edition, p. 372. Online at: http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/fr...
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