posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by rickymouse
All interesting psuedo facts, but rickymouse, they only bear the merest relation to the thread subject...
Speaking of which, I find all this fascinating, and the very idea of there being an entire field called paleogenetics is pretty marvelous in and of
itself. I cannot help thinking that the more connections we can make between ancient creatures, and those we know today, the better we can understand
the entire biosphere, and the better we can protect it, or at least understand the damage we do to it.
Further to that, if we learn to connect the oldest known species on our own planet, to those which live today, this will give us great training and
learning to use in future explorations of space, with the hunt for life, any life, intelligent or otherwise, outside our own atmosphere. Wild
speculation, but valid I think.
Also, interesting factoid.... In the entire history of mankind, humanity has been responsible for a tiny mini-fragment of the carbon gas released
into the atmosphere. The rest... well the planet did that by belching matter from its many volcanic eruptions.