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Ooooh, check out the pretty picture!

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.

Comments

  1. #1 Stanton
    July 30, 2006

    Magnificent…
    Does he have more?

  2. #2 justawriter
    July 30, 2006

    Have you seen this yet? I don’t think it has shown up on scienceblogs yet.

  3. #3 Eclogite
    July 30, 2006

    Very cool.

  4. #4 Eclogite
    July 30, 2006

    Justawriter, that video is GREAT! Thanks for the link.

  5. #5 JMax
    July 30, 2006

    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

  6. #6 drew hempel
    July 30, 2006

    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.

  7. #7 druhempel@yahoo.com
    July 30, 2006

    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.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465054382/sr=1-3/qid=1154305989/ref=sr_1_3/002-9555680-6916022?ie=UTF8&s=books

  8. #8 carel
    July 31, 2006

    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

    If so, they never mentioned it to me.

  9. #9 fyreflye
    July 31, 2006

    Makes a great Desktop background.

  10. #10 Alex
    July 31, 2006

    Heh. In the Blink of an Eye is a cracker.

  11. #11 Rocky
    July 31, 2006

    I don’t see Pikia gracilens, or another chordates in here.Usually they stick ‘um in. Very lovely painting tho……

  12. #12 plucky punk
    July 31, 2006

    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?

  13. #13 PZ Myers
    July 31, 2006

    A phobia for an extinct species sounds like an exceptionally harmless fear to me.

  14. #14 Steve_C
    July 31, 2006

    I wonder if cambrian sushi would be any good.

  15. #15 DiscordianStooge
    July 31, 2006

    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?

  16. #16 Mena
    July 31, 2006

    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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