Richard Dawkins: "Your Very Distant Grandfather Was a Fish."

#Opinion

Fri, Jun 22nd, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

A great interview with Richard Dawkins who explains why, looking back in our past, there was no first human being and how, instead, your 185 millionth great-grandfather was a fish.

From the Open Culture website:

Imagine pulling out your family genealogy. Now snap a photo of each ancestor going back 185 million generations. What would it show? First off, your very distant grandfather was a fish. Secondly, you can never put your finger on the very first human being, a proverbial Adam and Eve. 185,000,000 snapshots can never capture that one moment.

The above image is a screenshot from the video.

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