It takes foresight to make complex tools and procedures that can restore the functions of other tools. A blind process can only see the immediate present.
Budding is the means of reproduction of some species of worms but it is most certainly not a means reproduction by human beings.
A premise here is that abstract thought is a unique human endowment, so our colleague Wesley Smith will also find this of interest as a scientific test of human exceptionalism.
Once again, we find that if radicals envision it, eventually we will try to go there.
I’d like to point out a few things to Dr. Alice Roberts. None of this is evolutionarily possible.