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2012-12-13 Science & Technology
Fossil Find Challenges Tree of Life as We Know it
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Posted by Fred 2012-12-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [217 views ]  Top

#1 I have an Ediacaran fossil jellyfish in the shed in Adelaide. Found it in a creek bed near Hawker.
Did Mr Retallack's theory mention all the current ripples in the rocks containing the Ediacara fossils? No?
Posted by Grunter 2012-12-13 08:27||   2012-12-13 08:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Their brains only hold room for one "Science" fact at a time. Two facts causes overload, panic attacks and screaming about doom cause nature is going to kill us.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-12-13 08:44||   2012-12-13 08:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Obviously some of the the lifeforms the Old Martians brought with them when they left home as their planet started to lose atmosphere and die. The only remaining traces here on Earth are the Ediacaran fossils and LISP, the native tongue of the Old Ones.
Posted by SteveS 2012-12-13 10:53||   2012-12-13 10:53|| Front Page Top

#4 sadly, lichens don't make for good villains in sci fi 'back to the past' movies

"Look out Jim, you'll get a stain on your shoe" just doesn't have the same ring as "Look out Jim the Tyrannosaurus is after you"
Posted by lord garth 2012-12-13 11:14||   2012-12-13 11:14|| Front Page Top

#5 They said that about Triffids too, until it was too late.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-12-13 11:16||   2012-12-13 11:16|| Front Page Top

#6 How do you get the most attention / money?

Make extraordinary, sweeping claims on the basis of minimal evidence.

Worked like a champ for the Gerbil Warming crowd.
Posted by AlanC 2012-12-13 15:33||   2012-12-13 15:33|| Front Page Top

#7 Looks like this will need "further study".
Johnson, where's that grant paperwork?
Posted by tu3031 2012-12-13 15:39||   2012-12-13 15:39|| Front Page Top

#8 How about three roots which support nine worlds of creatures?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-12-13 16:52||   2012-12-13 16:52|| Front Page Top

#9 I have some very nice crinoids and a Lampshade shell I found in southern Kentucky and a trilobite and some ferns I found near Birmingham, Alabama.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-12-13 19:00||   2012-12-13 19:00|| Front Page Top

#10 even more mysteriously, several voted in the last election
Posted by Frank G 2012-12-13 21:30||   2012-12-13 21:30|| Front Page Top

#11 Nothing mysterious about it, Frank.

After all, they all voted Democrat.
Posted by Barbara 2012-12-13 21:51||   2012-12-13 21:51|| Front Page Top

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