Skip to comments.Was Your Ancestor a Ball of Jelly? Evolution Study Surprises Experts
Posted on 12/19/2013 11:18:26 AM PST by EveningStar
In a prehistoric version of "the chicken or the egg" question, researchers have long debated which animal group came first. A traditional view pegs spongesmarine creatures that look more like rocks or coralsas our ancient ancestors.
But a new genetic study is stirring the waters, suggesting comb jellies, gelatinous marine animals that look similar to jellyfish, are actually the first animals to have evolved over 600 million years ago.
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My friends call me Smuckers (At least that's what my hard of hearing ears hear)
Are they claiming that the very first animals were predators? Because I think I see a problem with that.
If the old family stories are to believed he was likely a bottle of scotch.
dunno about my ancestor... but my president is
“Are they claiming that the very first animals were predators? Because I think I see a problem with that.”
Please! These are EXPERTS talking here.
Huh. Not much evolution since then, I guess.
Yes, most of my ancestors were Democrats.
Elaine worries if this is true all men are sponge worthy.
One of those balls of jelly currently resides on the president’s skull.
So much for evolution.
A sponge is simply a feeding tube, the most basic “complex” animal possible. Food goes in one end, waste is expelled at the other end, nutrients are removed.
Every other animal - insects, fish, birds, mammals - is a more complex “wrapping” around that original feeding tube.
Maybe your ancestors were a blob of jelly and maybe my ancestors were a blob of jelly, but General Lee’s ancestors sure weren’t a blob of jelly!
then his loss at the hands of blobs of jelly discredited his ancestors?
Ho Ho Ho!
Umm, yeah - my reaction was based on the notion that many humans seem to be sponges for welfare support today.
Some have called me a tub of lard.
Comb jellies? The jellies sound smarter than the experts chattering about them.
My quote is an adaption from “The Killer Angels” by the late Michael Shaara.