Thursday, 27 October 2011


The origin of algae stretches back to very remote times. So much so, that fossil algae remains from ( according to evolutionary timelines ) 3.1 to 3.4 billion years old have been found. But interestingly , THERE IS NO STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE EXTRAORDINARILY ANCIENT LIVING THINGS AND SPECIMENS LIVING IN OUR OWN TIME .
Science News article :
Both blue-green algae and bacteria fossils dating back 3.4 billion years have been found in rocks from S. Africa. Even more intriguing, the pleurocapsalean algae turned out to be almost identical to modern pleurocapsalean algae at the family and possibly even at the generic level.
In Western Australia in 1980, 3.1 to 3.4 billion-year-old fossil reefs were found. These consisted of blue-green algae and organisms reminiscent of bacteria.
Hoimar Von Ditfurth, Im Amfang War Der Wasserstoff (In the Beginning Was Hydrogen), p. 199
The oldest fossils so far discovered are objects fossilized in minerals which belong to blue green algae, more than 3 billion years old. No matter how primitive they are, they still represent rather complicated and expertly organized forms of life.

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