Science: African Ancestor

Ichthyologist James Leonard Brierley Smith, of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, made a formal call last week on stony old Prime Minister Malan. He walked across the lawn of Malan's Cape Town residence and reverently laid a treasure at the Prime Minister's feet. It was a bony, clumsy-looking fish about 5 ft. long, smelling of Formalin and incipient putrefaction. The Prime Minister looked at it dubiously. He is a former dominie of the Dutch Reformed Church, which does not believe in evolution.

"You mean to tell me," he asked, "that we looked like that...