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The Earth nourishes life, and its churning oceans allowed complex molecules to form the first DNA.
The Earth nourishes life, and its churning oceans allowed complex molecules to form the first DNA.
The Sun supports life, and gives sunlight to photosynthetic organisms to produce the oxygen that animals need. Note: This image shows the Sun as viewed by the Soft X-Ray Telescope (SXT) onboard the orbiting Yohkoh satellite. The bright, loop-like structures are hot (millions of degrees) plasma (electrically charged gas) confined by magnetic fields rooted in the solar interior. An image of the sun in visible light would show sunspots at the feet of many of these loops. The halo of gas extending well beyond the sun is called the corona. The darker regions at the North and South poles of the Sun are coronal holes, where the magnetic field lines are open to space and allow particles to escape
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Hi! I am Don Valich. My research interests are vertebrate paleontology, paleogeology, paleoecology, phylogenetics, and "origin of life" topics. Within the field of paleontology my primary focus is on the evolution of terrestrial mammals, with particular interest in the evolutionary lineages of the Cynodonts, Miacoidea, Creodonts, and all early Carnivora. I welcome any interests in these fields, especially Canidae (dog evolution), and any challenging questions or research assignments. I also have interests in researching the evolution of continental crusts and early land masses, and the accretion events that formed early supercontinents, such as the Wyoming Craton and the North American continent.

If I make a mistake on any article, please correct it. I would really appreciate it. All constructive comments, questions and insightful posts are very welcome.

The theory of evolution is the central unifying paradigm of all biology - Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution [1].

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My favorite animal is the Norwegian Elkhound !

Meet "Kodi" - the friendliest, gentle, a bit shy, but most loveable Elkhound that ever existed! Super with children and always ready to give kisses! Her motto: "I love the attention, I love little children, and I live to be petted by everyone."

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