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Cousin Starfish

David Egan | Hedgehog Review | 23rd June 2020

Starfish and humans are near-cousins in evolutionary terms, “neighbouring twigs on the tree of life”. They went their separate ways a mere 500 million years ago; which makes the strangeness of the starfish, at least relative to humans, all the stranger. “They have no brains, just a ring of ner…

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