'Dixonian' geological period In Brussels' museum
- View SourceThe new Evolution Gallery at the Brussels'musum of natural sciences
has a section on speculative evolution for the next 50 million years.
The organisers call it the 'Dixonian' period. I found it in a magazine
and devoted a message in my blog to it, containing links to the museum.
Here is the link:
- View Source--- In email@example.com, "tonitrosus"
>Can you tell more about it?
> The new Evolution Gallery at the Brussels'musum of natural sciences
> has a section on speculative evolution for the next 50 million years.
- View SourceHi Pavel,
I do not visit here daily, so I found your question whether I could
tell more on my blog and answered it there, as follows:
Not that much, in fact, if you are referring to the exposition itself.
I have not (yet) found more images etc on the internet; only the ones
that you see on the sites I supplied. The article is three pages, and
does not contain other images of the animals than I showed you (well,
the same ones but a bit bigger). The text goes into continental drift
in the future, the choice for ecosu=ystems and why the animals that
are actuallu shown were depicted. There is mention of a snake they
designed: it hides the largest part of its body under the ground,
apparently catching prey with the part above ground. The animal
hanging from its tail is a large marsupial, aand the large tetrapod is
a Corticochaeris, a descendent of the capibara, but 2 m in length.
That's largely it.
Then again, I will probably be writing another blog entry on the
design team behind the exposition. I wil also put up a very short
message with a link you may find interesting..
And I just did!