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Research by Indiana University paleobotanist David L. Dilcher and colleagues in Europe sheds new light on what Charles Darwin famously called “an abominable mystery”: the apparently sudden appearance and rapid spread of flowering plants in the fossil record.
Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers present a scenario in which flowering plants, or angiosperms, evolved and colonized various types of aquatic environments over about 45 million years in the early to middle Cretaceous Period. (98)
A recent interview of Richard Dawkins done by SKY NEWS talking about evolution and his new book “The Greatest Show on Earthâ€”Evidence for Evolution“.
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Lynn Margulis is considered as one of brilliant scientists of modern era. Her theory that eukaryotic cell is a symbiotic union of primitive prokaryotic cells is regarded as one of the greatest achievements of the 21st century evolutionary biology.
Lynn Margulis was born on March 5, 1938, is an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983, received from William J. Clinton the Presidential Medal of Science in 1999.
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Ryan Gregory’s blog has an amazing wallpaper “Darwin Matrix”,which is available in different sizes to fit your computer monitor. Its simply wonderful and i have it on both home and lab computers . For downloading the free wallpaper go to Evolver zone.
As we are talking about Darwin , just to remind you once again that you can be a friend of Charles Darwin on Facebook and help TheDarwin150project people in attaining their goal of finding 1 million members.
Staying on Darwin, the Toronto International Film Festival opened with the world premiere …
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Tunicates are closest living relatives of vertebrates
One of Charles Darwin’s most revolutionary idea was that all living things are related to one another (to different extents) through common decent (share common ancestors),connected to each other like branches of a huge “Tree of life”.
So what can we expect at the root of this giant tree?
At the base of the tree lies a 3.8 billions year old ancestor ,which gave rise to all living forms present on earth today.Thus making us all belong to one huge family and so by understanding the …