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In The In-Betweens
In The In-Betweens
Serial No. 1272
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This is the foot of a healthy human neonate, exhibiting a transient primitive reflex which disappears shortly after birth. The toes extend and separate like the prehensile toes of our primate ancestors, providing us with a fleeting moment of evolutionary "overlap".

Despite our inclination and capacity to pretend that we are "above" other creatures, vestigial reflexes like this suggest we may be much closer to other animals than we like to believe.

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