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Fish hip bone may connect humans to ocean; Sea monster may rewrite the rules of evolution

Delila Ledwith | Science Recorder | May 14, 2013

Fish hip bone may connect humans to ocean; Sea monster may rewrite the rules of evolution

A busy week in the field of evolutionary theory.

Two major studies seem to be rewriting the rules of evolution.

According to new research on the evolution of the human hip bone, the process of change from the simple hips of a fish to the complex, weight-bearing hips of homo sapiens was far less complicated than previously thought. This study, along with those comparing genetic distances between human and other species, underscores just how closely related all living creatures are to one another.

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