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Orsten - Microscopic Images of Cambrian Fossils
October 9, 2005 11:39 AM   Subscribe

Orsten or stinkstone (it smells like rotten eggs), is a limestone nodule that has preserved Cambrian fossils extremely well. Scanning Electron Microscopic images of the fossils reveals incredible detail.
posted by obedo (8 comments total)

 
Cool images, thanks!
Amazing that these are so well preserved for being almost 6000 years old.
posted by numlok at 12:02 PM on October 9, 2005


Somebody needs to do a timelapse animation of the apparent path of evolution from slime mold to us. I think it would be highly educational for the 45% polled by Gallup who said they are creationists.

35% of those poll respondents said evolution was not "well supported" by the evidence. Hmmm. Bush's present approval rating is 37%. Coincidence? I think not :)
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 1:55 PM on October 9, 2005


Amazing that these are so well preserved for being almost 6000 years old.


Isn't that around the time of the flood?
posted by horsewithnoname at 2:11 PM on October 9, 2005


Here's a nice animation that kind of suits that purpose: noitulovE (embedded Quicktime).
posted by numlok at 2:14 PM on October 9, 2005


All though this one does a great job, it doesn't quite reach back to the slime mold
posted by svenvog at 2:14 PM on October 9, 2005


Titored Again
posted by svenvog at 2:15 PM on October 9, 2005


horsewithnoname: Nope, 6000 Year Old Earth.
On preview: svenvog... Great minds browse alike!
posted by numlok at 2:19 PM on October 9, 2005


And in the beginning, God created fellatio...

posted by Oyéah at 7:41 PM on October 9, 2005


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