Saturday, February 9, 2013

AND ON THE 6TH DAYGOD CREATED............................

If this discovery stays afloat it will drive evangelicals into a frenzy. Imagine that cute little fury creature as being made in His image. 

Say hello to your greatest grandparent. Cute, furry, long-tailed and with a penchant for insects – it sounds like something we would keep as a pet rather than be related to. But it seems that such a creature was the last shared ancestor of placental mammals – a group including all living mammals apart from marsupials and those that lay eggs.

Hypothetical ancestor still has teeth <i>(Image courtesy of Carl Buell)</i>

Meet our earliest common mammalian ancestor - life - 07 February 2013 - New Scientist