Foot in mouth

James Mahaffy (
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 15:14:09 -0500


Someone nicely noted to me (by private e-mail) that if I had read the
USA today article closer I would have noticed that the findings for
earlier eukaryotic life were published in Science. "The finding,
published in the journal Science, resets a key biological timer by 1
billion years. Until now, the earliest known eukaryotes were fossils in
rocks 1.8 billion years old."

That does give it a bit more credibility but there is still not enough
evidence cited in the USA Today article so my caution still remains.

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