Researchers find earliest evidence fo...

Researchers find earliest evidence for animal life - 635 million years ago

There are 6 comments on the story from Feb 4, 2009, titled Researchers find earliest evidence for animal life - 635 million years ago. In it, reports that:

An international research team of scientists from UC Riverside, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other institutions has found the oldest evidence for animals.

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#1 Feb 4, 2009
I love discoveries like this. The evolution of early animal life is one of science's great mysteries.

Zephyrhills, FL

#2 Feb 4, 2009
Charles Darwin in Origin of Species: "When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Cambrian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled."

Today.. "This paved the way for the evolution of animal feeders living on the seafloor," Love said. "We believe we are converging on the correct date for the divergence of complex multicellular animal life, on the shallow ocean floor between 635 and 750 million years ago."
Cousin Jethro

Montverde, FL

#3 Feb 5, 2009
Then again, it goes to confirm what every miser has suspected, that his relatives, both ancient and young, may well retain the traits of sponges, spongers and sponging

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#4 Feb 6, 2009
Does the Pope know about this?
Cousin Jethro

Lady Lake, FL

#5 Feb 6, 2009
Mykro wrote:
Does the Pope know about this?
I think he's out celebrating, for:
"It's the birthday of Bob Marley, born in the village of Nine Mile, Jamaica, in 1945. He left home at age 14 and headed to Kingston to make his way as a musician. He made reggae music an international phenomenon with songs like "No Woman No Cry," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Three Little Birds," and "Redemption Song," with these famous lyrics: "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds."

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Since: Feb 09

Brookville, PA

#6 Feb 7, 2009
The missing link was also just recently discovered

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