Scientists are pretty sure that Saccorhytus coronarius is an ancestor of lancets, sea squirts, fish, amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, and mammals: including us.
Much more recently, about 3,660,000 years back, five Australopithecus afarensis strolled across volcanic ash. One of them was "astonishingly larger" than any other A. afarensis we know of. Exactly what that means isn't, I think, clear. Not yet.
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Squeaky Clean, a wealthy but honest businessman, was dissatisfied with life. Although he was a practising Catholic as well as an active member of his parish, God seemed far away. Even worse his inner spirit was withering. When he stumbled on a beautiful farm for sale, he just knew this was God’s answer to his dilemma. Surely a back-to-the-earth lifestyle would bring him closer to God.