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Comment 1 by Richard Dawkins :

Irritating, headline-seeking rubbish. This creature may be our most distant eucaryotic cousin, but that makes it a very close cousin compared with bacteria.


Well I'm glad to hear that being said, because I read the article in full before I looked at the comments. I thought to myself whilst reading it, "Hang on, what about the bacteria?"

I am glad that someone so expert, to say the least, confirmed my suspicions.

Disturbingly, the article appears to be copied verbatim from a press release from the University of Oslo.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:24:01 UTC | #937798