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The "Catalogues" proper were a series of genealogies which traced the Hellenic race (or its more important peoples and families) from a common ancestor.
And from the ape the boy learned the methods that had been handed down to Akut from some common ancestor of them both, who had roamed the teeming earth when ferns were trees and crocodiles were birds.
This, indeed, might have been expected; for as natural selection acts through one form having some advantage over other forms in the struggle for existence, it will chiefly act on those which already have some advantage; and the largeness of any group shows that its species have inherited from a common ancestor some advantage in common.
Both mind and matter seem to be composite, and the stuff of which they are compounded lies in a sense between the two, in a sense above them both, like a common ancestor.
Come back to the ways of our common ancestors, come back to the light of kindliness and fellowship.
DNA studies suggest that a common ancestor of modern apes lived around 20 million to 15 million years ago.
The report's authors say the results support the idea that the last common ancestor of living African apes and modern humans were "not averse to ingesting foods containing ethanol.
Living orangutans are separated from living people by more than 30 Myr (millions of years) of cumulative biological evolution since we separated from our common ancestor with them.
He said the DNA suggests the kiwi is related to the emu since both shared a common ancestor that could fly.
They also found that it shared a common ancestor with the Denisovans, an extinct archaic group from Asia related to the Neandertals, about 700,000 years ago.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with the Neanderthals who lived in Europe thousands of years ago has been a compelling subject for research.
I wondered if Hilda married into a family with a common ancestor, it seems likely, and how many

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