Does evolution ever go backwards?

Does evolution ever go backwards?

Does evolution ever go backwards?

Evolution has produced surprisingly complex features, from neurons octopus arm to the mammal ear. Can evolution ever go “backward,” reverting complex creatures to earlier, simpler forms?

In what is called regressive evolution, organisms can lose complex features and thus appear to have evolved “back” to simpler forms. But evolution isn’t really going backwards in the sense of tracing evolutionary steps, experts say.

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