Prehistoric Fish Pioneered SexThank you, thank you, thank you!
LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Sex has been a fact of life for at least 380 million years, longer than previously thought.
Sex has been a fact of life for at least 380 million years.Internal fertilisation was widespread among prehistoric fish living on ancient tropical coral reefs in the Devonian period, research published in the journal Nature on Wednesday showed.
The discovery sheds new light on the reproductive history of all jawed vertebrates, including humans.
"It shifts how we think about how reproduction evolved. You're a jawed vertebrate and I'm a jawed vertebrate, so this is our own history," said Zerina Johanson, a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in London.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
We're All Pisces, Now!
Screw Christmas and Thanksgiving, we should have a major holiday honoring these newfound "ancestors":