23rd June, 2012
Two moles, but they’re genetically unrelated – why do they look so similar? Although one is genetically more related to the giraffe, and the other more to a kangaroo, they have both evolved to fill the same niche in their environments – convergent evolution, according to science these days. Another example is bats and birds – they’re unrelated, however they’ve both developed flight through the use of wings.
I wonder if there is a term for people who developed the same structures (ex/ pyramids) or thoughts from very different places and environments due to similar circumstances.