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If the “primitive” features of lampreys are actually specialized adaptations, it also has important ramifications for other research that treats lampreys as a baseline.
In other words, it’s not that lampreys, sharks, and other animals are primitive for their lack of bones—it’s that they gave them up at some point.
A century ago, science’s understanding of the brain was primitive, like astronomy before telescopes.
Our understanding of individual circadian time is even more primitive.
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
A writer has truthfully said in regard to associating the name and use of the plant with the primitive users of it.
In this way child's play, like primitive art, shows a certain unconscious selectiveness.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
A primitive savage makes a bow and arrow in a day: it takes him a fortnight to make a bark canoe.
“They have a primitive mode of conducting funerals here,” said Tom Brown when the major had left.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The Post Office arrangements were also of a very primitive character, nor was there any wire nearer than Thetford.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES

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