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Still picture of a prehistoric man followed by an interview with Mr. Philippe Janvier. At the end of the interview, we see a man walking on the moon.
Take, for example, the invention of fire. This is particular to man. As far as I am aware, he is the only animal capable of making fire. One could not have invented fire in the water. Therefore, one had to be out of the water to invent fire.
If man had not invented fire, there would have been no rockets. Without rockets, man would have been unable to explore space. I believe that the conquest of space is inseparable from leaving the water and that leaving the water 350 million years ago was the first step towards the moon.
Astronaut on the moon
Oh My God! It’s unbelievable!
Title: The evolution of sarcopterygian fishes towards the first tetrapods
Author: Figure taken from Ahlberg and Clack 2006, Nature 440, 747-749.
Sources: Nature 440
Two Miguasha fish hold an important place in the evolution of sarcopterygian fishes towards the first tetrapods. For nearly a century, the osteolepiform Eusthenopteron has been considered an intermediate link in this transition. However, elpistostegalian fishes that include Panderichthys, Elpistostege and Tiktaalik resemble the first four-limbed vertebrates even more closely. The Elpistostege of Miguasha is considered to be an animal similar to Tiktaalik, an animal recently discovered in the Canadian Arctic. Figure taken from Ahlberg and Clack 2006, Nature 440, 747-749. With the permission of the Nature Magazine.
Title: Eusthenopteron foordi
Author: Jean-Pierre Sylvestre
Sources: Parc national de Miguasha
It was during the Devonian Period that sarcopterygian fish gave rise to the first terrestrial vertebrates. Eusthenopteron foordi (shown here) was long thought to be the transitional animal between fish and tetrapods, sharing features with both, but recent discoveries have shown that the elpistostegalians are even more closely related to four-legged vertebrates.