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Offline Duncan MacRae

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Richard Dawkins - Life On Earth & Elsewhere
« on: October 19, 2023, 09:03:02 AM »

Offline Joe Elliott

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Re: Richard Dawkins - Life On Earth & Elsewhere
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2023, 11:59:00 AM »

A great website, which Richard Dawkins helped with the creation of, is:

You can simply google search onezoom to find it.

From the initial webpage, you can click on:

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to see the evolutionary tree of life. You can zoom in or out (+ or -) and move through the tree.

It shows who is most closely related to who, and the number of million of years ago (rough estimate based on the similarity of DNA), the ancestor of a group of related animals first evolved.

Want to find out "Which of the three animals are most closely related, humans, rabbits and cats?", you can find out with this webpage. Humans are rabbits are most closely related, sharing a common ancestor from 75 million year ago. Both humans and rabbits share a common ancestor with cats from 85 million years ago.

Which group of animals is most closely related to otters? Skunks.