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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Science - From The Get Over Yourself Files



First it was chimps and humans share most of their DNA (disclaimer - we only share approximately 95% of our genetic material with them. Then it was:
"Even the DNA of plants is similar to that of humans. We share 60% of our DNA with a banana."
Banana (pisang emas, I think) from RasaMalaysia

And now, it's
Human Brain Has Origin in Lowly Worm
By Robert Roy Britt
LiveScience Managing Editor
posted: 21 April 2007
11:05 am ET

The origin of the human brain has been traced back to primitive central nervous systems in worms and bugs, researchers now say.
Earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris

Next time someone gives you lip, point them to that article, won't you?

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