April 01, 2004

Ah heck

from - smijer

I don't have much to say about it, but it wouldn't be right for me to give up what may be my only chance ever to scoop* the Panda's Thumb evolution blog. This isn't something those guys didn't already know about, but it's just now hitting Science journal and found its way into the press somewhat, and it's an interesting insight into the answer to that age-old creationist question: "what good half an arm?" And, here it is.

This is just the latest of a number of transitional forms linking ancient fish and primitive amphibian tetrapods, each of which throws a light on a different facet of the history of tetrapod evolution.

*Update: I'm assuming the Panda's Thumb is operating on Pacific Time. Their post on this was posted at 8:45 P.M. I promise it wasn't there yet when I posted this at 10:08 P.M. Eastern last night.. On the other hand, it is echoed from pharyngula which shows a post time of 10:37p.m. and I'm pretty darn sure PZ is on central time. My answer is that PZ started his post before I completed mine. I'm still calling myself as having scooped them.


Posted by smijer at April 1, 2004 10:08 PM

That was a late night post for me, so yes, you win!

univar.jpg Posted by PZ Myers on April 2, 2004 07:43 AM
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