Scientists Find 'Oldest Human Ancestor'

According to the Nature journal, scientists have discovered what they're calling the earliest known ancestor to humans - a 540-million year old microscopic sea creature that is 'exquisitely well preserved' and the 'earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led to fish, and eventually, humans'

Saccorhytus was about a millimetre in size, and is thought to have lived between grains of sand on the sea bed.

The study was carried out by an international team of researchers, from the UK, China and Germany. Among them was Prof Simon Conway Morris, from the University of Cambridge.

He told BBC News: "To the naked eye, the fossils we studied look like tiny black grains, but under the microscope the level of detail was jaw-dropping.

But perhaps the weirdest part of the story? The researchers were unable to find any evidence that the animal had an anus, which suggests that it consumed food and excreted from the same orifice. Clearly this indicates the origins of the Democrat party, since they also often talk out of their....... 


Read the whole story here.

title

Content Goes Here