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Fossil fish reveals origins of limbs


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:42 PM

A recently discovered prehistoric fish is believed to exhibit an early precursor to modern arms and legs.

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The 375-million-year-old Tiktaalik roseae fossil was discovered by three palaeontologists in the Canadian Arctic and possesses skeletal features, including limb-like fins and large pelvic bones, that are remarkably similar to those found in modern land animals.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:47 PM

so now we were fishes..


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

View PostTheGreatBeliever, on 14 January 2014 - 01:47 PM, said:

so now we were fishes..

IIRC it has been theorized that all life began in the sea - for a long time now...


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

So, fish became monkeys?


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

No photos?


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:58 PM

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“What the fossil record tells us is how deeply we are connected to life on the rest of the planet. In this case, this tells us how closely we are related to fish.”

What do the religious faithful have to say now about how humans are "the chosen ones", the "special ones", that we were "made unique and different"?

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 14 January 2014 - 02:19 PM, said:

So, fish became monkeys?

All life that exists and has ever existed on the Earth evolved from a common ancestor that were the very first single celled organisms on the planet billions of years ago.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

So, fish are our cousins.  I struggle to make sense of either the religious or the scientific theories of how humanity developed, so please bear with me.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

View PostAshiene, on 14 January 2014 - 05:58 PM, said:

What do the religious faithful have to say now about how humans are "the chosen ones", the "special ones", that we were "made unique and different"?

So, no big thing: we just think better of toads, not less of ourselves. After all, in comparison to God, what's the difference between toads and us?


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 14 January 2014 - 07:24 PM, said:

So, fish are our cousins.  I struggle to make sense of either the religious or the scientific theories of how humanity developed, so please bear with me.

I recommend starting here...

http://en.wikipedia....history_of_life

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:35 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 14 January 2014 - 07:24 PM, said:

So, fish are our cousins.  I struggle to make sense of either the religious or the scientific theories of how humanity developed, so please bear with me.
Fish have backbones, we have backbones, fish have eyes and mouths, which were the first animals to have mouths, eyes and organs. Later, other species developed lungs in order to breath from the air.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:05 PM

Tiktaalik is nothing new.... it was discovered years ago. Why this would be news-worthy is baffling to me, frankly....


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:53 AM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 14 January 2014 - 02:19 PM, said:

So, fish became monkeys?
What, you never heard of monkfish?

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

If we developed from fish why can't we breathe under water.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

View PostTheGreatBeliever, on 14 January 2014 - 01:47 PM, said:

so now we were fishes..
All life came out of the sea, so no surprise here.





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