Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 6 May 2019

Appearance versus Ancestry

from https://eduardo-.tumblr.com/ :

I once read an article that emphasized there is no such thing as a fish. Sharks and rays, lamprey, lobe-finned fish like lungfish and coelacanth, bichir and sturgeon, and of course the multiple infraclasses of more “modern” fish groups are all only very distantly related to one another. They’ve maintained semi-similar body structures only because there are limited ways to efficiently move through water as a vertebrate. 
This:
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And this
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Are more distantly related from one another than you and I are from a lungfish
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Which is absolutely fuckin wild.
Not only that, but all of us air-breathing land vertebrates, all the lizards and chickens and people and frogs, are closer to one another than those three “fish” are to one another as well.
these:
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are genetically closer than these
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and…
these
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are genetically closer than these
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- and my personal favorite, it really fucks with people…

these
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are more genetically similar than these
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And hares cannot interbreed with rabbits.

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