3 votes

What are some "evolutionary mishaps" in humans?

There is a huge number of what you are asking about, commonly referred as evolutionary baggage or evolutionary holdovers and come in a wide variety of severities. You breath and eat using the same ...
John's user avatar
  • 141
2 votes

Why aren't superbugs weaker than their wild type?

(This answer is related to my answer on Bacteria resistance to natural antibiotics on the Biology SE) First of all: When it comes to evolution, Biology doesn't talk of 'strong' and 'weak' , it talks ...
YviDe's user avatar
  • 6,982
1 vote

Could COVID-19 be less "dangerous" by the pass of the time?

Changes in the virulence of the SARS-CoV-2 will be driven by evolutionary pressure. We know so far that the virus is mutating slowly The COVID-19 virus does not mutate very fast. It does so eight ...
Graham Chiu's user avatar
  • 13.2k
1 vote

What is the tailbone for?

According to an online article [See Reference], “The tailbone derived its name because some people believe it is a ‘leftover’ part from human evolution, though the notion that the tailbone serves no ...
Testerx's user avatar
  • 411
1 vote

Why aren't superbugs weaker than their wild type?

In short, because mutations are not defined as specific. A mutation of any bacteria could be mutation that could be weak or strong. Weak & Strong would be quantified by our technology, ...
Derple's user avatar
  • 216

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible