|-- A visitor's introduction to Antarctica and its environment, found on or about 2-3-01; a reprint by NEW ZEALAND ANTARCTIC PROGRAMME of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with permission from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. The URL is from a Google search engine cache of http://www.icair.iac.org.nz/Subfolder/tourism/visitor.html|
Something similar to a sea cow (dugong/manatee) has grown legs and made the transition from aquatic to semi-aquatic environments, on the way to full-fledged dry land status; one day this strange aquatic mammal equipped with a snorkel will become the elephant known in 1999 AD
|-- "Early elephants used 'swimming trunks'", May 11, 1999, BBC News Online: Sci/Tech|
Also taking place now: HERV-K (human endogenous retrovirus K) is managing to embed some of its own genetic patterns into the DNA of the primate predecessors of humanity (Old World monkeys). This new addition to primate DNA shares similarities with what will be called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by 20th century humanity.
Some three percent of 20th century human DNA will be composed of genetic remnants of inactive viruses like HERV-K (there will be 30 to 50 copies of HERV-K alone in a typical human being's DNA).
|-- Human Genome Bears a Virus Related to HIV ["http://www.hhmi.org/news/cullen.htm"], November 9, 1999, HHMI research news|
It may be these embedded remnants of fossil virus will help assist the late 20th century HIV-1 virus by acting as 'replacement parts' for it when anti-AIDS drugs impair the modern virus' functionality.
|-- A "Fossil" Virus Involved In AIDS Drug Resistance? 4 DECEMBER 1998 Contact: Randy Atkins firstname.lastname@example.org 202-872-4097 American Chemical Society|
The dolphins of this era possess significantly more brain power than the current predecessors of 20th century humanity.
|-- CNN - Scientists more optimistic about life beyond Earth - October 15, 1998, Associated Press/CNN|