From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:55:58 -0800 Archived: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 06:02:52 -0500 Subject: Convergent Evolution List, This is an interesting article on convergent evolution. Humans occupy the "tool making and using" niche. That means that another species that opted to travel along the tool-making path would end up looking very much like humans. http://tinyurl.com/cw8x3br "However, when University of Queensland researcher Bryan Fry and colleagues tested the serpentine DNA, the results showed that they were separate species, and not even close relatives... This is a case of convergent evolution, wherein different species evolve independently but end up looking quite similar... Or, as Yong put it, convergent evolution is 'when different species turn up at life's party wearing the same clothes'." More at site... Ed Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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