Our most distant relative...

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  1. Apr 27, 2012
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    zain Believe

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    JustAFan The only person to make worse puns than Crakkers

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    Collodictyon is that Latin for Transfer Muppet?


    Still quite amazing that every year we hear of new finds like this, previous unidentified species, etc.
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    God planted them to test our faith. I, for one, won't be fooled.
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    Will Absolute Full Member

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    Slightly misleading thread title. All life on earth is related to us. I was expecting a 5 million year old ape.
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    zain Believe

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    All life is...
    just this life form found is the most distant in terms of having a common ancestor..

    at least that's what I found from this story!
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    rednev God Save My Gracious Queen

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    I'm not convinced. For me it's a toss up between the collodictyon and this strange specimen.

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    Well, the single origin theory still holds i.e. all life forms on this planet are descended from a single common ancestor, who appeared shortly after the earth cooled down sufficiently to permit life to evolve, about 4 billion years ago. Life did not appear separately in different places and at different times.

    All existing life whose DNA has been studied has the same genetic code. Since there's no particular reason why AAG should mean one amino acid rather than another, Lysine rather than Alanine, - it's completely arbitrary - that provides strong evidence that all living things surviving on earth descended from an ancestor for whom AAG meant Lysine.
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    And I don't disagree with any of that....
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    That's what I was expecting.

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