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FYI: In a pig's eye...

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Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI (occti)
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 11:53:00 -0400

Lawrence A. Parker
Philosopher and Educational Consultant
The Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction, Inc.
89 Grand Avenue
Akron, OH 44303-1004
330.762.5341 (under reconstruction)

I'm not surprised by the whales and hippos, but I never would have figured
the camel, pig, giraffe, sheep and cow!!
Gene study links whales, hippos

WASHINGTON (AP) - One has no legs and swims in the ocean, and the other has
four legs and lives in rivers, but a genetic study shows that the whale and
the hippo are close relatives in evolutionary history. The study by
researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan and Pennsylvania
State University at University Park, Pa., compared gene sequences from the
minke whale, the sperm whale and the hippopotamus. It found the diverse
animals share a sequence of genes inherited from an ancient common ancestor.
The study found that the camel, pig, giraffe, sheep and cow share some gene
sequences with the whale and hippo, indicating that far back in time all had
a common ancestor, according to evolution theory. See full story