Scientists have long noted the universality of the size-weight illusion and formulated different hypotheses to explain it. Now new research suggests that this error may actually be an adaptation with roots in an important but sometimes overlooked aspect of human evolution: throwing skill.
UC Museum of Paleontology
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- Traits that confer an advantage may persist in the population and are called adaptations.