So answer the question, especially given your recent answer: Why doesn't the ancestor still exist?
Because it died out. Maybe there was an environmental change that the species could not adapt to. Maybe other species (such as some of the species descended from the original species) ended up wiping out the ancestor species.
Species go extinct all the time. It's not particularly surprising that one of our ancestor species died out, since the majority of our primate ancestors have died out.
posted on 07/05/2005 9:09:11 AM PDT
("Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made." -Bismarck)
Because it died out.
Highball apparently didn't know this.
posted on 07/05/2005 9:31:26 AM PDT
That wasn't to you. I have a firm grasp of the reasons supposed. I was asking highball to clarify his dim point.
posted on 07/05/2005 8:46:42 PM PDT
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