Thursday 29 May 2008

Sex, fish and ancient history


I got an email from a friend who said she read an article today that was right up my alley given my recent posts on sex, fish and ancient history. Quite frankly, I am not sure what she was trying to get at until I read this article called Catch of the Day all about the oldest pregnancy ever diagnosed.

I know, I agree with you, you would think I would have other things going in my life besides these kind of eureka moments, but the article is intriguing - who would have thought about finding an embryo in a fish that lived 375 million years ago. Scientists now believe that if fish were already advanced enough to give birth 375 million years ago, sex probably evolved much earlier than first thought as well. Fish deserve much better respect people!

We are but specks in a much bigger and much more wonderful story. No???


  1. 375 million years ago...
    I'm sitting here looking at my goldfish, Hubba and Bubba, with a lot more respect! LOL :)

  2. Troublex2 - he he, hubba and bubba how cute! Considering humans are only a million years old (arent we?) Then its pretty awesome really. Evolution is a wonderful thing really - what comes next I wonder?

  3. hey lilly, that is amazing I think I could do with a better understanding about evolution and where we humans fit in.

  4. Sarah - you and me too! Thanks for stopping by.


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