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That is not how evolution works. Evolution does not simply see a need and fix it. According to Charles Darwin, evolution shapes living things so that they will be able to survive and reproduce. Simply cutting off a finger will not affect a human's ability to survive and reproduce, assuming it is treated with proper care, i.e. preventing disease etc. The reason it works with lizards is because lizards need their tail to survive. If it is ripped off, the lizard will die and will be unable to reproduce. Then the adaptation came along, and those who grew their tail back flourished, while those who didn't grow it back wouldn't survive.
no no, some lizards can drop their tails and a new one will grow
That is exactly what I am saying. The lizards that got the adaptation to grow the tail back flourished, while the ones that still couldn't grow it back died. That is natural selection, but it only works if the adaptation helps the species survive and reproduce. Even if this adaptation did happen, it would still be extremely rare, because those who can regenerate their fingers will not be any better at surviving and reproducing than those who can't.
Thank you to vi_spex for giving me this opportunity to debate.
Vote for CON because my arguments are based on actual science.
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Vote Placed by HomelySherlock 8 months ago
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