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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14045413/

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The triangular shark fin that sends frightened swimmers scrambling to shore is made using the same genes that help form the arms and legs of humans, a new study reports.
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Sharks and lampreys belong to groups of fish that diverged many millions of years ago, so the new finding suggests genes important for the development of fins, and eventually limbs, were in place long before the different kinds of fishes evolved and went their separate ways.
The real question is why does the FSM want us to think this?
 

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Is it just me, but "different types of fishes". Shouldn't it be "fish"? It's the countable and non-countable noun exercise that I went over with my students the other day....

Re the article: hmmmm, I just can't make heads or fins about it....
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According to the Encarta Premium dictionary, fish can be pluralized as either fish or fishes. Who knew?
 

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Oh, for crying out loud, we share 98% of our genes with chimpanzees.

Genes are genes, DNA is DNA. We're all made out of the same stuff.

Eukaryotes share similar genetic material.
 

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Fishes is correct when you are referring to multiple species of fishes.

Plural for fish is fish unless you are discussing different species.
 
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