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... but the coolest thing is the mechanism underneath. Something very cool about time being kept by all those cogs ticking away.

but the coolest thing is the mechanism underneath. Something very cool about time being kept by all those cogs ticking away.

I blame @dubh - somehow between his blog and this board http://pinterest.com/dubh/watches/ he turned me into a watch person. This is a vintage raketa made in the USSR. I like the simple face...

I blame @dubh - somehow between his blog and this board http://pinterest.com/dubh/watches/ he turned me into a watch person. This is a vintage raketa made in the USSR. I like the simple face...

An unrooted tree by... err... me! (Actually, it's the iToL tree drawn a unrooted, and reshaded an annotated by domain)

An unrooted tree by. (Actually, it's the iToL tree drawn a unrooted, and reshaded an annotated by domain)

Smets and Barkay visualising the twisted root of the tree of life, and the continuing exchange of genes between lineages

Horizontal gene transfer: perspectives at a crossroads of scientific disciplines

I love this one - how the long branches in the tree of life arise form extinction from a much "bushier" history. (It's an animated GIF, might need to see the original)

I love this one - how the long branches in the tree of life arise form extinction from a much "bushier" history. (It's an animated GIF, might need to see the original)

Tal Dagan's attempt to super-impose horizontal transfers onto a cone tree

The Web of Life--Vertical and horizontal transfer of genes between 181 species of microbes

Should we give up n resolving the deepest branches?

Should we give up n resolving the deepest branches?

Symbioses among the major eukaryote lineages

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Heinrich Georg Bronn produced this tree just a year before The Origin (1858). Interestingly, at the time he drew this Bonn thought species were each a seperate act of creation. Upon reading The Origin he changed his mind, translated the work to German and became a prominent supporter of Darwin's theory.

In just a year before the Origin of Species, Heinrich Georg Bronn published this hypothetical phylogenetic tree labeled with letters.

A tree from Vestiges of Natural History - an early evolutionary book that was so bad it is probably one of reasons Darwin was so careful about publishing. In this case mammals are the "main trunk" of evolution and birds, reptiles and fish earlier deviations from the grand plan.

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published this sketchy diagram for animals in 1809 in 'Philosophie Zoologique.

Lamark from 1809... really it's a tree if you squint in the right way

Lamark from really it's a tree if you squint in the right way

The only tree in The Origin... uninspiring

Charles Darwin's tree diagram from "On the Origin of Species." Image via Wikipedia used under Creative Commons license.