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Scientists sequence the coelacanth genome


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#1    Saru

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

Referred to as a 'living fossil', the coelacanth has barely changed at all in over 300 million years.

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The genetic secrets of a "living fossil" have been revealed by scientists. Researchers sequenced the genome of the coelacanth: a deep-sea fish that closely resembles its ancestors, which lived at least 300 million years ago.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

I would bet that there are many other "Living Fossils" in the midnight and abyssal zones.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

there's certainly more than a few living fossils in the pubs round our town.....
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

I wonder how a fossil tastes


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

View Postmasaimara, on 20 April 2013 - 08:34 PM, said:

I wonder how a fossil tastes
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fishy, i should imagine.....
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:34 PM

it looks pretty beast too but that's pretty cool though.i would love to have one of these fishes in my house.but that's pretty amazing that it never changes i prefer change of course but this fish does not need it to each his own lol ;)


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

Evolution is a joke.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:10 AM

View PostMissingAChance, on 21 April 2013 - 12:02 AM, said:

Evolution is a joke.
Care to elaborate?

Haha was your post meant to be a joke, made me laugh!

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:21 AM

me too timon!
i usually use humour in my posts, but nothing as hilarious as THAT!!
MaC, you could get a job writing for billy connolly with jokes of that calibre!
a career in hollywood awaits.....

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

This is one of the many examples of the theory of evolution.It doesn't exist as far as I believe.As one of our regular readers suggested before,"If Man was once ape,then why are there still apes & human beings?" That was well said!
Oh,and I love Billy Connolly too. lol XOXOXO


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

View PostGirlfromOz, on 28 April 2013 - 11:24 AM, said:

This is one of the many examples of the theory of evolution.It doesn't exist as far as I believe.As one of our regular readers suggested before,"If Man was once ape,then why are there still apes & human beings?" That was well said!
Oh,and I love Billy Connolly too. lol XOXOXO

How does this disprove evolution?

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

View PostGirlfromOz, on 28 April 2013 - 11:24 AM, said:

This is one of the many examples of the theory of evolution.It doesn't exist as far as I believe.As one of our regular readers suggested before,"If Man was once ape,then why are there still apes & human beings?" That was well said!
Oh,and I love Billy Connolly too. lol XOXOXO
Which has been answered many times.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:18 PM

GirlfromOz said:

This is one of the many examples of the theory of evolution.It doesn't exist as far as I believe.As one of our regular readers suggested before,"If Man was once ape,then why are there still apes & human beings?" That was well said!

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:17 PM

PLEASE...not another one.BTW I saw a really cool ( for a 10 year old boy) movie once about a Coelacanth.  A scientist was studying the thing in a lab and a dragon fly landed on it for a snack - voila'!!  A giant dragon fly enters the picture.  the 1960's were a cool time to be a kid :)

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

it would seem no evolution on this fish took place because it had no need to evolve. Does that sound good?





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