Message from the deep past.

Wow. Dickinsonia. Much old.
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45588213

Publicado por ellen5 ellen5, 20 de septiembre de 2018

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Half a billion years old and scientists quibble over the age of life. Age is a couple million years either side of half a billion years. Good grief.

Publicado por billarbon hace más de 1 año (Marca)
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Coverage of science in the popular press tends to overdramatize things; anyway, i like that the Big Reveal came down to cholesterol

Publicado por ellen5 hace más de 1 año (Marca)
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Yes, but scientists are humans, too-for everything that means!

Publicado por billarbon hace más de 1 año (Marca)
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absolutely!

Publicado por ellen5 hace más de 1 año (Marca)
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It has to be hard to explain what life was like, what the earth was like, when describing a particular organism in time and space. In a way, moving the age of life back a few more hundred million years is almost nothing. Then again, it's everything. Human knowledge is so thin regarding most species and the complications of the web of life. It is probably reassuring to just be able to change one's own oil filter on his or her car these days; never mind understanding the meaning of life;-)

Publicado por billarbon hace más de 1 año (Marca)
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Hell, i can't even figure out how to work the radio anymore

Publicado por ellen5 hace más de 1 año (Marca)

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