I heard about this time frame and the needed % of oxygen in the air to run that metabolism .. how did the planet not blow up with a lightning strike?
I was going to answer this question with some silly pseudo-science but coincidentally I’ve just been informed by Kenneth Branagh in Walking with Monsters that because of the high percentage of oxygen, a lightning strike actually could cause an explosion that would set fire to a whole swamp (or presumably forest). Go figure!
This blog is cool as hell and brings back a lot of memories. I love the scientific illustrations but if you want a change of pace, you could post some Dinotopia art (google Dinotopia if you don't know of it). Just an idea! Keep up the great posts!
Thank you very much! We’re glad everyone is enjoying this tumblr so much. I’ll definitely check that out; thanks for the suggestion!