Please first read the 3 pdf document to write 2 posts and answer my peers’ posts.
Complete the following 3 parts:(Totally 2 response and 2 posts)
This discussion assignment is for:
“A participation grade will be awarded based on your participation in the course discussion forum. To gain the full 5%, I expect you to contribute a minimum of two posts (as new threads) and eight replies (on different threads) throughout the course. E.g., you might share, or respond to, interesting content/links relevant to the course, start a discussion of a recent topic of course content, or pose a question about a topic. The content itself will not be graded, but must be a meaningful and valid contribution. As with all your conduct in this course, please keep the tone respectful.”
By Krysta Bagnall
Found this short video which relates to the importance of fossils. The video is about coelacanth fish, which were thought to be extinct until the 1930’s!
1. Please write a response to Krysta Bagnall about 70 words
Response example to Krysta Bagnall:
The subject of the Coelacanth is an interesting one. It serves as an excellent reminder that despite how much we have learned about our oceans over the last 500 years, there is still so much of it that remains unexplored.
2. Please write a response to Algebra Young about 70 words
Topic: Sponge Love
By Algebra Young
Once again my deranged and fanatical love of sponges has an excuse to pop up! The worlds oldest confirmed multicellular animal fossil is a sponge that is dated to over 600 million years old. Its worth noting that the scientific community is often divided on sponges, some saying that they do, and others that they do not count as multicellular animals, so if you google the topic you will also find the second oldest multicellular animal fossil at 558 million years come up, Dickinsonia!
Example Response Algebra Young:
It is interesting to think how an organism that is so tiny can have such a substantial impact on Earth’s history. The article said that researchers from France, China, and The United States found the geologic formation which means that it took the efforts of three different countries to find a singular formation. It blows my mind how the sponge is over 600 million years old and mankind did not discover the sponge until semi-recently.
3. Write your own two topics about 100 words each
You might share, or respond to, interesting content/links relevant to the course, start a discussion of a recent topic of course content, or pose a question about a topic.