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Night Owl - Knowledge is the Past. Wisdom is the Future.
Sunday, January 25, 2004
Republicans Trace Their Roots to Scotland
From the BBC:

"It's a fantastic place for these very old invertebrates."
Sorry, couldn't resist. Seriously though - a fascinating find by amateur fossil hunter, Mike Newman, who makes his living as a bus driver in Aberdeen.

"It is thought that the one-centimetre millipede which was prised out of a siltstone bed is 428-million-years-old. . . . They say the find is the earliest evidence of a creature living on dry land, rather than in the sea."
Way to go Mike! Gives hope to the rest of us amateur 'whatevers' that we also might someday hit it big. Something else to think about:

"Scotland has the best palaeozoic - pre-triassic, pre-dinosaur - sites in the world. There's more sites in the small country of Scotland than the whole of the US and Russia put together."
Wow.

Posted by Night Owl at 10:09 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, January 25, 2004 10:18 AM PST

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