Re: SOFT (really soft) spots

Seth BH (
16 Aug 1995 20:20:54 -0400

1) Not only does it allow the brain to grow (humans being the leader for
postnatal brain growth) but birds do not squeeze out of egg; they peck
out, hence no need for a soft spot.

2) Not everything needs to be "adaptive." Some elements just are. Read
some of S.J. Gould's work on the panda's thumb.

3) Adaptive according to whom?