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Old 05-09-2006, 07:44 AM   #7
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Philboid Studge wrote
Tenspace, if you're still reading 'An Ancestor's Tale,' have you come to that common ancestor of ours (I believe it was a shrew-like creature) whose poopshoot and Cave o' Creation was one in the same? It occurred to me that therein lies *some people's* preoccupation with anal -- it has an evolutionary antecedent.

[Not for the first time, I thought 'An Anecestor's Tail' might have been the more apropos title.]
I think it's just around the corner. I've made it to the protostomes, annelid worms, molluscs, arthropods, etc.

I am thankful to find that the molecular divide between crab and spider is long and deep. I wasn't about to give up tasty crab legs in a nod to my arachnophobia.

"Science and Mother Nature are in a marriage where Science is always surprised to come home and find Mother Nature blowing the neighbor." - Justin's Dad
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