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Does anyone have a good explanation for how metamorphosis likely evolved? From what I've heard the process is quite complex, and I have heard creationists use it as evidence against evolution. I'm not a creationist but I would like to know how the evidence suggests that this could've been gradually selected for.
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It was most likely random.

Idk, a lot of animals shed their skin and whatnot, like snakes, and most insects molt.


Quite possibly during a molting phase they just develop more and more capabilities; maggots turn into ants right, eggs into creatures?

That could be seen as a form of metamorphosis. Likely, when they get to a certain size, it was just more ideal to grow these characteristics, under a controlled setting, rather than just in the environment.


It could be seen as development outside the egg.
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Suicidesoldier#1
It was most likely random.

Idk, a lot of animals shed their skin and whatnot, like snakes, and most insects molt.


Quite possibly during a molting phase they just develop more and more capabilities; maggots turn into ants right, eggs into creatures?

That could be seen as a form of metamorphosis. Likely, when they get to a certain size, it was just more ideal to grow these characteristics, under a controlled setting, rather than just in the environment.


It could be seen as development outside the egg.
I like this explanation. I figured that it might've been related to molting.
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Suicidesoldier#1
It was most likely random.

Idk, a lot of animals shed their skin and whatnot, like snakes, and most insects molt.


Quite possibly during a molting phase they just develop more and more capabilities; maggots turn into ants right, eggs into creatures?

That could be seen as a form of metamorphosis. Likely, when they get to a certain size, it was just more ideal to grow these characteristics, under a controlled setting, rather than just in the environment.


It could be seen as development outside the egg.
I like this explanation. I figured that it might've been related to molting.


blaugh

Over time they just likely developed more characteristics once done molting that were more favorable. xp

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