An Anthropological Look At The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
I recently wrote an article about how two anthropologists had just discovered the fossilized bones of A.sebida – the ancestor of homo sapiens that dated back two million years ago – and I suggested that these foot bones and fossilized foot prints are indicative of the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity; a foot structure that’s so commonly seen today.
The anthropologists had deducted that these early humans walked mostly upright on their feet, and that as they walked, they first placed their weight on the outside or their heel bone, then their midfoot collapsed before rolling off their big toe.
This way of walking is the hallmark of the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, an abnormal foot structure that I discovered, described and have been writing about for more than twelve years. Because I’ve been so verbose on this subject, I find it surprising that it’s been ignored by anthropologists interested in the evolution of the human foot!
I say this because understanding how the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity develops in the womb sheds a great deal of light on how human beings have evolved over the last several million years.
The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity From An Anthropological Perspective
There is an old adage in genetics; “Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.” This means that the development of the individual mirrors the development of its species.
Applying this idea to the human foot; it implies that the development of the human foot during gestation (pregnancy) is the same as the evolution of the human foot from its original ancestors to present time.
From this, we can understand that the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity – which is the normal foot structure of a fetus during its fourth week of development, but abnormal if still present during its sixth week of development – was the normal foot structure in our original bipedal (upright walking) ancestors, but is an abnormal foot structure when it appears in human beings today.
I’ve termed this evolution model the ‘Ontogeny Phylogeny Evolution Model’ and have discussed it and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity with several anthropologists in the United States, England and South Africa. It will be interesting to see how they react to this simple, straightforward evolution model and ancient foot structure – both which are based on the natural laws of human embryology.
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