Interesting piece here in the BBC Science section.

Sponges back to 650 Million years ago and apparently it casts a bit of doubt on the "snowball earth" hypothesis where the oceans were frozen during the Marinoan Glaciation. Read the article, it's interesting. :)

Sponges!

Views: 40

Replies to This Discussion

That's very important. There's some clever geological science there.

It beats the known organisms of the Ediacaran Period by some 70 million years, as the latter seemingly appeared around 580 million years ago and flourished for about 40 million years.
Yes, clever indeed. Finding in the rocks enough of the signature chemical caused by the decomposition of sponges is rather amazing science. This might lend more credence to the theory of a not-quite-snowball Earth. And the relentless march of learning continues...

RSS

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

Latest Activity

Gary S liked Loren Miller's blog post Dear Mr. President: Regarding Climate Change...
44 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
59 minutes ago
Kim Wilson joined BuildingCastles's group
1 hour ago
Kim Wilson joined Becky Robinson's group
1 hour ago
Kim Wilson joined Daniel W's group
1 hour ago
Kim Wilson joined Ivy's group
2 hours ago
Kim Wilson joined Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group
2 hours ago
Kim Wilson posted a status
"Thank you Randall, Daniel and Ruth for the warm welcome - no clue how to navigate this site, but in time I'll be in familiar surroundings!"
2 hours ago

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service