What gave rise to the other half?

Fun science article: > The group of fish that moved onto land gave rise to almost half of all vertebrates today, including all amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and us.[Tiktaalik )] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/science/tiktaalik-fish-fossil-meme.html?unlocked_article_code=7ti2DlOA0M1lke55CLAO0pFYjnNmE4LnCozvVI3tYgYR_wgoVR9AAFObttWR6erNroUSsX6bD5IMBqugIzg-q4e-s3yPOY7jdw43eCfPRTWsL7uI65GvQ7cz3DNuLgsQsmg8FTqV8IsM3rkL1Gt8czKd-e9q7WDl3VaqwZTKbp5VEVsybG8OosPMHo9xaGRwnScHII3ZdOblRfJcGBZpCD71env0RcRWQWnkT0SUA-yyibf4WX-cFMWG4KkULOamum0minS9Nbzk7gXWDcXRB3-rjV1ZoIPFDMEbWGvprfujBild_3j4sp_jJkoVw76p_fc6O038yupGOgykaNa2yPdb4ik&smid=share-url)

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They meant marine vertebrates? So, other fish groups.

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I’d say the real problems began not when our ancestors crawled from the sea but later on when they evolved to stand up and free up those hands for all sorts of troublemaking.

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Well, that makes sense!

In the memorable words of Douglas adams:

“Many were increasingly of the opinion that they’d all made a big mistake coming down from the trees in the first place, and some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no-one should ever have left the oceans.”

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