In everyday language, the words "evolution," "progress," and "improvement" are used interchangeably. But when it comes to biological evolution, things don't always work that way. It's just as possible for an organism to evolve new features and abilities as it is for an organism to lose them. That's what some people call "devolution," or "reverse" or "regressive" evolution. You probably shouldn't, though.
There's No Such Thing as "Devolution"
Nature Is Full of So-Called Reverse Evolution
Is It Possible for Evolution to Reverse?
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Written by Ashley Hamer January 5, 2017
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