Let me ask you a simple question – have you ever wondered why you have a small pink angle in your eye and what does it mean? Well, if you answer is no, then you should read the article bellow. You will be surprised.
The medical experts say that the tiny crescent-shaped area within the pink corner of the eye is also known as the plica semilunaris. This area has been the subject of much discussion and debate, especially amongst evolutionists and creationists, because this area of the eye is thought to be a remnant from our evolutionary history, when we had a spare eyelid that shot out from this area!
Yes, we all know that we no longer have a spare third eyelid that can slide horizontally across our eyes, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and some mammals (polar bears, seals and aardvarks to name a few) do still have this interesting translucent structure, whose technical term is the “nictitating membrane”. In these animals it is used to clean and protect the eyes much like our eyelids do. It is also used to protect the eyes from the sun or glare, acting like sunglasses, or it can act like goggles when the animals are under water.
Many experts around the world say that the presence of this pink crescent in the corner of our eyes is proof that we evolved from creatures that once had a functional nictitating membrane. Their argument is that we have retained this now-pretty-much-useless vestigial organ because it hasn’t yet been selected against by evolution. We really hope you enjoyed this article and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.