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TED Ed: The evolution of the human eye


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The human eye is an amazing mechanism, able to detect anywhere from a few photons to a few quadrillion, or switch focus from the screen in front of you to the distant horizon in a third of a second. How did these complex structures evolve? Joshua Harvey details the 500 million year story of the human eye.

Lesson by Joshua Harvey, animation by Artrake Studio.

 

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