July 24th, 2005

breaking bad

Billion year old carbon

Here is a lovely picture-essay tracing the evolution of humankind back through billions of years. It's intended as a contribution to the evolution debate, which hardly registers in this country, but like science fiction it has a pleasant mind-expanding feeling in its own right.

I showed it to H, and when he saw the picture of Homo Ergaster he said 'Hey, that's me!' However he's blonder than that.