The Oldest Fossil Fish

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The Oldest Fossil Fish
« on: 05/04/2008 22:34:51 »


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Oldest fossil fish caught


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/504776.stm
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« Reply #1 on: 06/04/2008 02:14:58 »
This deserved it's own topic - good job !
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Re: The Oldest Fossil Fish
« Reply #2 on: 06/04/2008 07:26:23 »
Why, wasn't it worth adding to my oldest fossil thread ? *le humpth*

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=12398.0
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Re: The Oldest Fossil Fish
« Reply #3 on: 06/04/2008 08:11:34 »
Neil, little white sheepy, it is a fish - a complex life form.

The oldest fossil is about as simple as you are - one celled, with delusions of grandeur! and about 3.4 or 3.5 billion years old. This mere youngster pictured above is only about 1/7th that age - 500 million years old.
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Re: The Oldest Fossil Fish
« Reply #4 on: 06/04/2008 09:07:42 »
Oh... My bad [;D]
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Re: The Oldest Fossil Fish
« Reply #5 on: 06/04/2008 17:16:13 »
No it was the white one who tried to be bossy that was not a good little sheep and he'll now be sent away with his family for a week to think about his sins.

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Re: The Oldest Fossil Fish
« Reply #6 on: 06/04/2008 22:32:35 »
I thought JimBob was the oldest fossil.
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Re: The Oldest Fossil Fish
« Reply #7 on: 06/04/2008 23:01:51 »
Please, before insulting people, please read the resarch already on the forum.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=12398.msg155576#msg155576

and

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=12398.msg155603#msg155603

You are embarrassing yourself (as usual).
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« Reply #8 on: 06/04/2008 23:30:07 »
Here's the link to an interview I did with Neil Shubin, who discovered Tiktaalik

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/408/

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« Reply #9 on: 06/04/2008 23:49:11 »
There is about 250 million years between the two.
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« Reply #10 on: 15/04/2008 09:18:46 »
I know, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to share a wonderful piece of palaeontology!

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