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Extremophiles And Their Implications For Life On Other Planets

When pondering the probability of life existing on other planets it’s important to consider extremophiles. What Are Extremophiles? Good question to be answered.  The ‘ophiles’ part can trigger a negative reaction right off the bat, for obvious reasons.  But what we’re talking about are living organisms that can exist in the most extreme circumstances imaginable on … Continue reading Extremophiles And Their Implications For Life On Other Planets

A Common Ancestor: Humans and Chimpanzees Are Cousins

Humans and Chimpanzees share a common ancestor.  We’re cousins.  This occurred roughly between 5 to 8 million years ago. The common ancestor almost certainly resembled a chimpanzee more than a human.  This single bit of knowledge is important when entering into a conversation with someone who is affronted by the false idea that we ‘evolved … Continue reading A Common Ancestor: Humans and Chimpanzees Are Cousins