Prominent medical researchers on the “human tail” now see it as “a disturbance in the development of the embryo” not “a regression in the evolutionary process.”
It’s interesting to think about how long a delusion promulgated by Stephen Hawking has been a subject of contemplation.
Karl Giberson wants us to think that true tails are some kind of a regression to an earlier form.
In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin cited the tailbone (coccyx) as a supposed vestigial feature.
The evolutionary notion of human “tails” is not only mistaken. It is also medically harmful.