Our Ancestors were Worms
In another blow for Creationism, scientists have discovered that we’re related to an ancient worm that lives at the bottom of a lake in Sweden. It doesn’t have a brain or sex organs, but it does have the same kind of DNA as humans. Researcher Max Telford says, “We have now been able to show that, amongst all of the invertebrates that exist, Xenoturbella is one of our very closest relatives. It is fascinating to think that whatever long-dead animal this simple worm evolved from, so did we.”
People who reject evolution have long relied on gaps in the fossil record to back them up, but the new science of comparing the DNA of different species makes this type of denial even less credible.