Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
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26-05-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
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26-05-2011, 10:48 PM
RE: Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
Cool map.
But... I find it weird that such maps always end with humans...

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27-05-2011, 01:18 AM
RE: Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
This one ended with Neanderthal - extinct... Smile

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27-05-2011, 01:22 AM
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(27-05-2011 01:18 AM)Filox Wrote:  This one ended with Neanderthal - extinct... Smile
Oh.. I see...
Misjudging from my part...

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30-05-2011, 01:20 AM
RE: Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
I wonder if the next mass extinction event will include humans... hmmmm...

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30-05-2011, 06:48 AM
 
RE: Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
(30-05-2011 01:20 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  I wonder if the next mass extinction event will include humans... hmmmm...

We'll be the catalyst of it probably due to the environmental destruction we are causing. However, I doubt we'll be wiped out entirely... Undecided
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30-05-2011, 07:28 AM
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(30-05-2011 06:48 AM)Celestus87 Wrote:  
(30-05-2011 01:20 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  I wonder if the next mass extinction event will include humans... hmmmm...

We'll be the catalyst of it probably due to the environmental destruction we are causing. However, I doubt we'll be wiped out entirely... Undecided
Our development would slow down I guess.

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30-05-2011, 07:46 AM
 
RE: Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
(30-05-2011 07:28 AM)The_observer Wrote:  
(30-05-2011 06:48 AM)Celestus87 Wrote:  
(30-05-2011 01:20 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  I wonder if the next mass extinction event will include humans... hmmmm...

We'll be the catalyst of it probably due to the environmental destruction we are causing. However, I doubt we'll be wiped out entirely... Undecided
Our development would slow down I guess.

It's all a big causal relationship really (according to Al Gore and a few thousand others).

If we continue producing CO2, the temperature on Earth will increase.
If the temperature increases, the arctic ice-cap will melt.
If the arctic ice-cap melts, the global hot-air circulation system will be disrupted.
If that happens, the northern hemisphere will endure an artificial short-term ice-age.
...
And which hemisphere produces the most CO2 annually? You got that right! The northern one to a 80% degree in comparison to the southern one.
...
All those been said, you are actually spot on! We'll have a forced restart, rather than a forced format. Undecided
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30-05-2011, 07:57 AM
RE: Awesome Picture of Evolutionary Family Trees
I like to compare it to Equisetum. Thought to be as big as a sequoiatree in the Jurassic era it still survives today as a small weed in the grasslands. I can't pass a "Horsetail" -like it is called in Dutch- without thinking about that.
The message I get from Equisetum is "size may matter, but not in a way that you'll probably like or might appeal to your ego" Wink

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30-05-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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(30-05-2011 07:57 AM)The_observer Wrote:  I like to compare it to Equisetum. Thought to be as big as a sequoiatree in the Jurassic era it still survives today as a small weed in the grasslands. I can't pass a "Horsetail" -like it is called in Dutch- without thinking about that.
The message I get from Equisetum is "size may matter, but not in a way that you'll probably like or might appeal to your ego" Wink

This is an awesome plant! Anatomically, it seems ... well... alien. Mind-numbing really. To see something primitive as alien. It makes you wonder. Cool
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