Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Look Mom...No Hands!

So this article has been floating around the internet lately.

Basically scientist have found the oldest fossil of what is now thought to be the oldest animal life ever.

The article also states that that this fossil that depicts the earliest ancestor of all animals lived 100 million years before predicted.


....and this fits into the blog because this great-great-as-far-as-you-can-go-back grandfather of human kind possesses no appendages.

What was the first appendage? That will be my next post.

Link to the article can be found here.

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-on-namibia-sponge-fossils-are.html


-Estevan

1 comment:

  1. this is a really interesting discovery. I wonder how much this finding will change existing theories and models since a lot of what we know is based off speculation of what we think is the oldest life form. Does this mean all other discoveries will scale up or down based on this new finding on our evolutionary timeline? I guess future research can only tell.

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