The Human Foot Is a Design Disaster

The Human Foot Is a Design Disaster

From a design standpoint, the human foot is kind of a disaster. Although humans evolved to walk upright on two feet, our feet are prone to all kinds of injuries. So, why did natural selection give us this particular foot?
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