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Friday, September 21, 2007
(10:16 AM) | Stephen:
The Real Thunder Birds

Velociraptor had feathers. The Tyrannosaurus Rex may have even had "protofeathers," at least while a juvenile.

Horseshoe crabs have been in their present form for about 20 million years.

Sharks have been around in their modern form for around 100 million years. And sharks like Cladoselache from around 370 million years ago would still be recognizable as such today.

Cladoselache Sandbar Shark

And these are hardly the only "living fossils" among us. In the last few years, the evidence has mounted that the dinosaurs, long thought to have gone extinct through cataclysm and and competition, did no such thing. They simply changed into birds, and live with us still.

When you think about it, this is a pretty cool world.

(h/t Liss)

ps - Blogger's "preview" function is pathetic. Utterly, utterly pathetic.

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