Lincoln’s Link of the Day: Tree of Life

I’m a science nerd, and this has to be one of the coolest, most beautiful things I’ve seen in a while.

Beautiful right? And it’s not just a pretty drawing. It’s actually a radial tree-of-life diagram from the David Hillis lab, and all that fuzziness around the outer edge of the circle is approximately 3000 different living species. You can download a scalable pdf and zoom in to find all of your favorite animals and fungi.

(With thanks to PZ Myers for the link)

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 15:15 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
In: Around the Intertubes, Science · Tagged with: , ,

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  1. Written by Williagz
    on 2010-06-21 at 01:15
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    Ah, good old humanity. Right between house mice and rubber eels.

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