i went to this museum last summer and it was all about evolution...
here was the sequence of what i saw!
the sun + oxygen = earth!
--this was the start--
in the creation of earth and all living there were five major extinctions…then a sixth.
round one: this is where water came into play and was found.
Continents drifted together, forests and desserts were formed
during this extinction plant fossils have been determined to help know which season it is.
Mmesozoic era—183 million year span
periods--triassic, jurassic, cretaceous
coming alive: mammels, flowers, dinosaurs (started as tetrapods)
one out of five dinosaurs survived
continents shifted again!
50% of marine animals were extinct
95% of land plants were extinct…mainly in the northern regions
there is now over 50% of life on earth…humans!
no more dinosaurs
three ways to be born:
rodents, hoofed mammels, carnivorans, primates
Sea and water life
3.2 million years ago
from eastern africa
one of the first hominids
-they had larger brains, flatter faces, smaller teeth, bigger trunk and smaller limbs
-evolved around 195,000 million years ago
--according to the field museum of chicago dna supports evolution--
1.8 million years ago today
life looked like it does today
this is when the land between north america and south america merged
types of animals: horses, dogs, bears, elephants, panthers, deer, mice, bison, gofers, beavers, etc.
tar traps began—oil was starting to kill animals.
began around 10,000 years ago
humans are the cause of this mass extinction—not climate change, and no, not merging continents…but, human activity
within the past year 30,000 species have gone extinct
in about one day on average 85 species go extinct
--i think this exhibit was telling us that we all fail.--