No, I am not dissing one of my blood relatives…
I am merely riffing on a post by Wisegeek:
“Mushrooms are more closely related to animals than to plants.
Mushrooms are fungi, which are actually genetically closer to animals that they are to plants.
Scientists use a genealogical path known as the Tree of Life to trace the evolution of living organisms, and they have determined that fungi share a common ancestor with animals and are completely branched off from plants…”
They share a common ancestor with – us?
Is that bizarre or what?
And we have a difficult time accepting those sweet, furry chimps…
What do ya say?
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