Remains Of The Day

We’ve mentioned the mysterious “Antikythera Mechanism” before (see here and here). Now divers have found a human skeleton, probably containing intact DNA, at the shipwreck site.

Story here. (See also this story, suggesting that the device was already old when it was lost at sea.)

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2 Comments

  1. It might make sense to clone people from that ancient DNA.

    Probably a lot smarter and more together than the ones we have now.

    Posted September 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm | Permalink
  2. JK says

    Ha!

    Very nearly dropped you an alert as I noted this when I was needing to prepare to see the optometrist. But, pressed for time …

    Dunno Brett – I’ve yet to read the links but, on the item I read there was speculation the skeleton was perhaps a slave. Be just our luck when the DnA comes in the guy’ll be found to have origins from round about Brussels Belgium. Don’t know we ought take any chances cloning a bureaucrat.

    Posted September 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm | Permalink