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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Our Branch on the Family Tree

This is way cool. A lovely little "family tree" of living things. Powers of life.

Click on the picture or here to see it up close, I couldn't enlarge it any bigger than this b/c of blogger.com pic size limits.
The lines are arbitrary in length, since it was drawn by hand. If something descends from a more recent shared fork, then it is more closely related.
Some interesting examples: Mice are more closely related to us than cats. Sea urchins are more closely related to us than insects. Mushrooms are more closely related to us than they are to plants.

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