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Capable of being split, cleft, or divided in the direction of the grain, like wood, or along natural planes of cleavage, like crystals. This crystal is a pellucid, fissile stone. (Sir i. Newton)

Origin: L. Fissilis, fr. Fissus, p.p. Of findere to split. See fissure.

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Re: Age of Man

Going back to the original topic, fissile dating is by no means the only way to estimate the immergence of humans. Genetic calculations based on rate of mutation is also an excellent method. Time frame of divergence between apes and modern ...

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by chaka8
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Age of Man
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