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A new DNA study of flowers from the University of Florida suggests tree ancestors evolved some 90 million years ago, in a very rapid diversification of flowering plants. This evolution allowed modern forests to develop, creating an environment in which all sorts of other cool things, mammals included, could evolve.
How long did this rapid evolution of tree ancestors take? The study says it happened in about a 5 million year burst. That’s pretty brisk, in evolutionary terms.
But this is all just confirming what hippies have known since the 1960′s. It’s flower power, baby! It’s all flower power!
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