Richard Dawkins: Vestigial Organs: The Wings of the Flightless Cormorant

Jul 29, 2009

Richard Dawkins explains how vestigial organs like the stubby wings of the Flightless Cormorant were one of Darwin’s key arguments for Evolution.

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