Saturday, February 11, 2012
Speaking of families...
Morganucodon oehleri is one of the precursors (or at least the closest we've identified so far) of modern mammals.
So many people look for meaning and worth in their status as being chosen by one god or another. Whether they describe themselves as chosen people, saved people, or civilized people, it often seems to come down to "real" people vs. pretenders.
Morganucodon oehleri is a reminder that we're all real people, coming from the same humble roots, along the same winding path. And the only ones pretending anything are the ones who imagine that they're more real than others.