Here, we contrast such node dating with an approach that includes fossils along with the extant taxa in a Bayesian total-evidence analysis.
As a test case, we focus on the early radiation of the Hymenoptera, mostly documented by poorly preserved impression fossils that are difficult to place phylogenetically.
People talk about the honeymoon phase in relationships all the damn time.
But the first month for me rarely feels like a honeymoon, which I assume is just a suspended state of vacation sex.
I figured he’d cancel on me, and since I was traveling the following week, that third date would never happen and this thing would just fizzle and This time, though, he told his client he’d see her another time and met me for dinner instead.
One of the most important points to remember, though, is that my former partner’s cheating had absolutely nothing to do with me.
Phylogenies are usually dated by calibrating interior nodes against the fossil record.
This relies on indirect methods that, in the worst case, misrepresent the fossil information.
After being raised on a steady diet of Disney movies, I expected to meet someone and fall passionately in love — but wound up collapsing under the pressures of modern dating.
Luckily, I eventually realized that there's no "right" way to date, and that I need to find happiness within myself, no partner needed.