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Old 05-09-2006, 02:35 PM   #11
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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.
Did you ever see the special on PBS where the Yanomamo guy in the Amazon trapped a tarantula with his little homemade noose, wrapped it in leaves, baked and ate it, and then picked his teeth with the fangs? Awesome! Though I would not be able to do it. (The fangs are actually quite soft, like cartilage) :D
Too bad fetuses don't have fangs. ;)

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