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[question]Human evolution - further then 5 millions years.

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hey guys, i am new to this forum, i basicly joined up , beause i had some questions that kept bugging me for awhile, wondering if anyone can help me understand.

 

i was looking at the tree of evolution from where humans evolved, and the furthest anchestor the trees usually provided was of Ardipithecus ramidus who is beleived to be around 4.5-5 millions years old.

 

My question is what did animals did we evolve from, and their appearance , if we look even further back. like 10, 20 , 50 millions years back? or is this not understood properly still?

 

i am assuming we shrink in size if we keep looking even further back , and resemble maybe some type of racoon lol. or something.

 

anyway if anyone could help me understand, it would be greatly appreciated.

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well we know that we were fish at one point. and we share 73% of our DNA with rice its just that fossilization is a rare thing so we don't know what some of the former species were. these are called "missing links"

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I'm not sure what the ancestors were directly before apes, but prior to that, primates were lemur like, farther down I would compare them to tree shrews, and just further back along the insectivorous scale, which we probably sat in for a long, long time.

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I'm not sure what the ancestors were directly before apes, but prior to that, primates were lemur like, farther down I would compare them to tree shrews, and just further back along the insectivorous scale, which we probably sat in for a long, long time.

 

Night crawling, dinosaur egg sucking rats!

 

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Night crawling' date=' dinosaur egg sucking rats!

[/quote'] You've insulted my ancestry. *slaps aguy2* I challenge you to a duel to the death.

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You've insulted my ancestry. *slaps aguy2[/i']* I challenge you to a duel to the death.

 

Do I get to choose weapons?

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Indeed

At 1st I thought I might go with a dry 'rapier' wit, but I've settled on a 'intellectual bludgeon'. Pick your weapon or pick your nose; either way your in a pickle. Take your best shot, but I must warn you that I'm willing to die laughing.

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