Footnotes for Wonderful Life
1This statement is
supported by a series of satirical cartoons depicting
the evolution of man in the first chapter of Wonderful Life.
2The trilobite is the omnipresent
arthropod of the Paleozoic Era that crawled along the
seabed like a crab and that crudely looked like a butterfly
with its wings replaced by an exoskeleton (a hard outer casing).
3According to Gould, were a Nobel prize
to be initiated in paleontology, then Briggs, Morris and
Whittington would be prime candidates to receive it.
4This use of the
word "radiation" indicates the outset of a great diversity of new life forms.