Animals Evolved onto the Land and Took the Ocean With them

If you go back far enough, everything lived in the sea - watery, salty alma mater of all life. At various points in evolutionary history, enterprising individuals from many different animal groups moved out on to the land, sometimes eventually to the most parched deserts, taking their own private sea water with them in blood and cellular fluids. In addition to the reptiles, birds, mammals and insects we see all around us, other groups that have succeeded in making the great trek out of life's watery womb include scorpions, snails, crustaceans such as woodlice and land crabs, millipedes and centipedes, spiders and their kin, and at least three phyla of worms. And we mustn't forget the plants, onlie begetters of usable carbon, without whose prior invasion of the land none of the other migrations could have happened.


In their blood.

Folksonomies: evolution

/pets/reptiles (0.654700)
/automotive and vehicles/vehicle brands/land rover (0.440388)
/food and drink (0.434204)

salty alma mater (0.980607 (neutral:0.000000)), private sea water (0.832007 (negative:-0.511596)), watery womb (0.692236 (positive:0.230119)), parched deserts (0.656055 (negative:-0.414564)), onlie begetters (0.574063 (neutral:0.000000)), cellular fluids (0.543580 (negative:-0.511596)), evolutionary history (0.535226 (neutral:0.000000)), prior invasion (0.524551 (negative:-0.349336)), various points (0.523830 (neutral:0.000000)), different animal (0.521064 (positive:0.408045)), usable carbon (0.518101 (neutral:0.000000)), land (0.373103 (negative:-0.325854)), blood (0.240650 (negative:-0.411202)), woodlice (0.239680 (neutral:0.000000)), life (0.235815 (positive:0.230119)), groups (0.234143 (negative:-0.317418)), centipedes (0.231730 (negative:-0.339077)), millipedes (0.227926 (negative:-0.339077)), migrations (0.215048 (negative:-0.746601)), crustaceans (0.213116 (neutral:0.000000)), phyla (0.212804 (neutral:0.000000)), Took (0.206963 (negative:-0.310808)), kin (0.204849 (neutral:0.000000)), snails (0.203509 (neutral:0.000000)), scorpions (0.203275 (positive:0.230119)), crabs (0.202608 (neutral:0.000000))

Arthropod (0.988322): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Insect (0.806526): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Animal (0.729940): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Crustacean (0.630177): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Water (0.599535): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Evolution (0.571493): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Ocean (0.536914): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Life (0.489096): dbpedia | freebase

 The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Dawkins, Richard (2010-08-24), The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Free Press, Retrieved on 2011-05-19
Folksonomies: evolution science


04 SEP 2011

 Why Evolution is True

Memes that support the Theory of Evolution