Having legs because we need to walk, or Walking because we have legs?


The evolution of various organs of the human body is an essential part of the Theory of Evolution and a beloved theme for discussion among biologists.

We have many organs which seem evolved in exactly the way needed so as to allow them to perform their important mission.

We have legs which have evolved so as to support our walking.

It seems logical, but it may be not. Strangely enough, an idea which is lost in the abyss of time may shed new light to that notion.

It was Epicurus who postulated it: The organs ARE NOT evolved so as to support their functions, but the other way around! The functions are evolved BASED ON the organs we have available!

We do not have feet SO AS to walk!

We are walking BECAUSE we have feet.

Simple. And “liberating” in many ways…

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