Carel Brest van Kempen has posted one of his paintings of Cambrian animals—be sure to click on it to get the larger size. I wish I had a pet anomalocarid in my aquarium.
Does he have more?
Have you seen this yet? I don’t think it has shown up on scienceblogs yet.
Justawriter, that video is GREAT! Thanks for the link.
I believe they have a print of that at the exhibit for the Burgess Shale at the University of Oklahoma’s muesem of natural history
Another excuse to read Dr. Andrew Parker’s “In the Blink of an Eye” (2004) — the great classic on quantum diffraction gradients as the cause of the Cambrian Explosion and now being used by the military for neural network complex adaptive systems analysis.
The fact that protons are superconducting at room temperature definitely adds dimension to this great mystery of evolution. Here’s the link to Dr. Andrew Parker’s instant classic of the secret behing the Cambrian Explosion.
If so, they never mentioned it to me.
Makes a great Desktop background.
Heh. In the Blink of an Eye is a cracker.
I don’t see Pikia gracilens, or another chordates in here.Usually they stick ‘um in. Very lovely painting tho……
I dunno, the cambrian animals always give me the heebie jeebies. I think they activate my slight cockroach phobia. Is it weird to have a phobia for extinct species?
A phobia for an extinct species sounds like an exceptionally harmless fear to me.
I wonder if cambrian sushi would be any good.
Any chance you could clone a trilobite for me to keep as a pet? And could such a pet be used to keep Mormons away from my door?
One of the main reasons (other than the cat) that I don’t have an aquarium is that I really have no interest in vertebrates and all the cool stuff like this is extinct! :^(
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