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Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:45 pm
by peter63
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.)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 171711.htm

Re: Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:03 am
by Bik
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.)

Re: Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:31 am
by inedifix
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.

Re: Multicellular Life found to exist 2.1 Billion Years ago

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:57 am
by Tulip1
Thanks for that, very interesting article!