Friday, May 24, 2013

The cover story of the June 2013 issue of Scientific American was titled “Tiny Engines Of Evolution: Millions Of Years Ago Phytoplankton Powered The Explosion Of Life”. Talk about a one hit wonder. These organisms have certainly been resting on their laurels since then. If these tiny creatures were what sparked evolution and still serve as the bottom rung of the food pyramid, where are all of the emerging forms of life or transitional forms that should still be popping up all over the place?

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