Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

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Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Post by peter63 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:45 pm

Until now, it has been assumed that organized multicellular life appeared around 0.6 billion years ago and that before then the Earth was mainly populated by microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc.)
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Re: Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Post by Bik » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:03 am

peter63 wrote:
Until now, it has been assumed that organized multicellular life appeared around 0.6 billion years ago and that before then the Earth was mainly populated by microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, Creationists etc.)
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Re: Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Post by inedifix » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:31 am

That's very interesting. It adds an extra 1.5 billion years of adaptation and mutation to the history of evolution. It also dramatically cuts down on the length of time from earth's formation to the origins of life.
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Re: Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Post by Tulip1 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:57 am

Thanks for that, very interesting article!
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