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Troglobites with Eyes?

Mr. Liddle solved that riddle

Our ancestors were troglodytes. They wore clothes of fur and lived in caves. To most people, however, the idea of living in a cave does not really strike them as terribly enticing: no sun, no flowers, no green plants, no breeze, no wide open spaces and always damp and cool. However, it is precisely the predictability of these conditions, their constancy, which are the characteristics of the cave habitat that work to the advantage of certain animals and make them actively search for caves to live in or even to embrace subterranean life on a permanent basis. —>—>