new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

our common ancestor

at the wall street journal:

'in what could prove to be a landmark discovery, a leading paleontologist said scientists have dug up the 47 million-year-old fossil of an ancient primate whose features suggest it could be the common ancestor of all later monkeys, apes and humans.

anthropologists have long believed that humans evolved from ancient ape-like ancestors. some 50 million years ago, two ape-like groups walked the earth. one is known as the tarsidae, a precursor of the tarsier, a tiny, large-eyed creature that lives in asia. another group is known as the adapidae, a precursor of today's lemurs in madagascar.

based on previously limited fossil evidence, one big debate had been whether the tarsidae or adapidae group gave rise to monkeys, apes and humans. the latest discovery bolsters the less common position that our ancient ape-like ancestor was an adapid, the believed precursor of lemurs.'

read on...
via RD


  1. haha... saw that yesterday.

    i should post it, eh?