Gizmodo: Sorry, But This Gross Fish-Worm Is Your Prehistoric Ancestor [Science] http://goo.gl/mag/GFT67
Blood sampling of more than 1,600 tortoises on the largest Galapagos island, Isabela, has revealed that about 84 of them had at least one purebred parent from a supposedly extinct species that once lived at the other end of the archipelago.
We haven’t been here very long, geologically speaking. Even less long, if your religious tradition requires you to subscribe to the best science available to goatherds three thousand years ago. – Murrmurrs