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Friday, June 25, 2021

Time to Go (Part 2)

Utterly unrelated and gratuitous image of an activity that makes me glad I'm not yet extinct.

The topic I am undertaking with Earth's development, evolution, and extinction events could take a semester or even a lifetime to study depending on the degree of detail one wishes to examine. For our purposes here, I will be as brief as possible. For topics like this, I usually would avoid Wiki" and go to a more established science platform, but since we are being general in our approach I will offer this link which will give a more detailed view than what I will share, but still be brief enough for basic understanding: (Link to Geologic Time Scale with events)

To begin, let's go back 4600 million years to the formation of the Earth from swirling clouds to a tumultuous rock. Eventually things cooled down and meteor and asteroid bombardments bring water to the planet. And not that long after water is introduced, very early proto-life develops in the form of nucleic acids and eventually simple self-replicating cells. But this takes time......a LOT of time. While evidence points to life as early as 4280 million years ago, it isn't until 4000 million years ago that we see fossil evidence of it. Eventually bacteria develop that produce............OXYGEN! 

More complex cells develop with nuclei. And nearly 2000 million years  later we see the Earth with an oxygen atmosphere. This is a game-changer and also important in realizing that evolution is not one-sided. Organisms don't merely adapt to a changing geological environment, but contribute to changing that environment by their mere presence. The development of the non-living characteristics of our planet is just as influenced by the presence of life, as life is influenced by the non-living aspects. Things are what they are because of this complex, often chance-orchestrated dance of circumstances. 

Once cells become complex and begin to form very primitive multicellular organisms, the jump to more complex organisms seems wondrous. And about 540 million years ago life explodes across the seas in the "Cambrian Explosion" (not a destructive explosion like a bomb, but a very rapid diversification of complex life).

"How would you like ME to spank you with all of my paddly appendages at once?!"
Anomalocaris, an apex predator in the Cambrian sea, going about his business. Trilobites beware!

"Screw all that hitting crap! Needle play anyone?"
The aptly named Hallucigenia, one of the strangest things to not be part of a Tim Burton film. 

The Cambrian Period then led to the Ordovician Period and green plants appeared on land. In the Silurian, jawless fish, and then jawed fish, appeared. And then 443 million years ago, 85% of this abundant life died out. The first mass extinction, likely caused by cooling Earth temperatures and falling sea levels. 

While seemingly a disastrous event, this purge left an open playing field for new life to develop, and in the Devonian Period it did just that. Plants and insects covered the land, and in the sea an abundance of critters flourished. That is until  the end of this Period, where predominantly the sea creatures died out as well. No one is sure why this extinction occurred and theories are plentiful and plausible, but the result was oceanic anoxia that led to a lot of carbon from the dead sea life being locked away as oil. (Your car is running on dead Devonians.)

The reason life died out in the Devonian was the absence of safewords among the kinky. 
"Hey! I said NO BLOOD!"
"Sorry, but you don't have an ass to smack, so I have to hit you somewhere!" 
Dunkleosteous fish testing their armor.

In the next installment we will look at what happened after the Devonian extinction. ( Hint: history tends to repeat itself. )






8 comments:

  1. for the cartoon... she is applying makeup he is in chastity. is she getting ready for a date with a lover?

    re the evolution.. so interesting the life that we can take inspiration from. needle play... just ouch!

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    1. If she is, she is underdressed. LOL

      Hallucigenia was one strange creature. I believe I read that when the fossils were found, no one could figure out what they were looking at.

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    2. You live up to your promises :
      "The reason life died out in the Devonian was the absence of safewords" ... Best kinky caption ever ! (And very consensual...OK, I leave).

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  2. Interesting illustration--the first one, that is.

    I hope she's planning on releasing him from chastity sometime tonight, after he's finished kissing her beautiful bumcheeks, she's given his naked buttcheeks a good hard whipping and then he's responded to his punishment by giving her some oral pleasuring.

    That's guaranteed to help humanity avoid being victimized by an extinction event in the short run, dominant females showing mercy and affection to their partners... --C.K.

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    1. Hmmmm, I'm not convinced all the D/s activities combined will save us from ourselves.....or nature. Even if humans were angelic stewards of the planet, something would wipe us out eventually. We are just the first species to speed up the process so dramatically.

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    2. Well, my comment on F/M dominance relationships helping humankind survive was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, although the illustration is actually tongue-*on*-cheek.

      There's no reason that another extinction event, one severely affecting humans, won't occur eventually, assuming that humanity avoids destroying itself first.

      However, I will note that historically human beings have been quite resourceful at surviving, even during crisis situations... --C.K.

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    3. I know you were joking. And so was I for illustrating this subject with such a picture in the first place. ;-)

      Humans do tend to survive. We're like "primate cockroaches".

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