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Humble Ancestors?

If I asked you to think of an ancient relative of a human ancestor you probably would not picture something like the vetulicolians. The vetulicolians had the basic body plan that you see here: A kind of segmented area attached to a flatter area to

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Transitional Forms

“It points to the absence of any species to species transitional forms actually found in the fossil record.” – Kirk Cameron, paleontologist, creationist, homo sapiens

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Another Missing Link Found

These animals exist today, but as a group they’re very ancient: At least 635 million years ancient. That’s the age of rocks within which their steroid, 24-isopropylcholestane, was found.

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The Quick And The Dead Cheetahs

Even though an animal may seem to have super-adaptive features, those features are actually a kind of super-specialization that can make the species vulnerable to extinction. Perhaps that’s why the giant cheetah went extinct.

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