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Tiny Worm May Be Earliest Human Progenitor
2013-03-28 07:36:44

The tiny worm the Xenoturbella bocki has caused a lot of controversy amongst scientists trying to decide if it truly was the ancestor of mankind. A new study from Sweden, however, indicates that the worm is indeed mankind's progenitor.

2011-02-16 15:38:44

An international team of scientists including Albert Poustka from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has discovered that Xenoturbellida and the acoelomorph worms, both simple marine worms, are more closely related to complex organisms like humans and sea urchins than was previously assumed.

2011-02-10 15:49:20

Evolution is not a steady march towards ever more sophisticated beings and therefore the search for the living "missing links" is pointless.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.