[asa] First Animal?

From: Gregory Arago <gregoryarago@yahoo.ca>
Date: Thu Oct 01 2009 - 01:41:45 EDT

Hey All, A perhaps simple or silly question, but it came to mind nonetheless and since in another thread people are speaking again about 'Adam,' 'the man,' perhaps 'the first man' categorically speaking, I was thinking in another direction. Is there a 'generally agreed upon' (arrgghh, this word 'consensus') example of a/the 'first animal'? As the story goes, life from non-life, inorganic to organic, more and more 'complex' organisms, etc. Is there a moment when a 'first animal' appears in natural history and if so, what was the 'first animal', categorically speaking (via Linnaeus)? Gen 1: 20 indicates water creatures, then birds. But we can look to natural-scientists too. (e.g. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080410153648.htm) Thanks to Murray for saying "modern conceptions of historiography don't apply." So, it is perhaps a simple or silly question, nonetheless, it is one that has now been asked. Warm regards (from plus 5 Spb), Gregory __________________________________________________________________ The new Internet Explorer® 8 - Faster, safer, easier. Optimized for Yahoo! Get it Now for Free! at http://downloads.yahoo.com/ca/internetexplorer/

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