Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Tree of Life

So I came across this site,, back at GSA in Portland and had no time to mention it before but here it is now. The guy who runs the site makes T-Shirts and posters with the tree of life image to the left as well as how closely related animals are to humans.
Like the brochure I have in my hand shows a tree frog and says "My 174, 613, 349th cousin 81,442,957 times removed". It's a very cool concept and I recommend anyone to stop by and pick up something cool. I would have gotten a shirt at GSA but I'm a grad student and I have no money.
Not sure how valid these numbers are though if new species turn up in the future, but things should change that much, I think.


  1. I loved those t-shirts. I bought one for myself, two for my friend's kids, and a poster. I don't know yet what I'm going to do with the poster, but it's really cool.

  2. I love the shirts as well, hopefully I will be able to afford one next meeting that comes around.


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