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Progress in evolution
>(snip)"Primitive to" must be taken in the context of the clade
I have a small objection to the word "primitive" anyway, as it seems to go=
back to some of the earlier views on evolution. Historically, we have=
viewed evolution in terms of progress or simply "getting better" through=
time (since our species is at the top of the heap, and therefore the=
greatest;-) Recent work has supported the premise that progress simply=
doesn't apply to evolution; that if one takes any animal (from any lineage)=
and looks at it within the time that it lived, we see that it was just as=
perfectly adapted to its environment as any animal today. I see nothing=
primitive in that.
Q. What arthropod was good with computers?
A. The Trilobyte.