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Tree of Life coin by sandara Tree of Life coin by sandara
Hi everyone,

This is my newest coin design.

Since its subject matter is a little different to what I usually do, I thought I'd ask you all for feedback and interest in buying this coin. :)

It would probably make a good gift for your bio teacher or a biologist. XD


As a hobby, I enjoy reading up on animals, and for a few years I read up on evolution and related sciences.
As it made quite an impact on me (sad to say, I never took Biology in school), I thought to design a coin based on it.

So on the front is a circular phylogenetic tree, with various species represented under the lines.
On the back is a quote from Darwin, together with 14 of his Galapagos finches.

Thanks to :iconthoughtweaver: for the tree and :iconseridon: for help in checking and suggestions for the animals. :)


This one is just the sample the mint sent me.

I will be getting the first round of minting of this coin in a month or so, and it will come in 5 color variants.
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skyounkinzero Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Lotta interest in this!  
remedy4you Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I run an atheist instagram page, and is it alright if I post a picture advertising your product (linking to your deviant art and etsy pages)? I'm sure some of them would be interested in purchasing a coin from you :) If you have an instagram profile I can tag you :)
sandara Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Sure you can! The coins are almost sold out though. There will be more, but probably in a month or two's time.
IsaPreviate Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  New member
AMANZING, I need this!! 
Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful design, it's unfortunate though that so many people believe evolution is actually true when there is not even one piece of evidence for it, this is no more than a theory, our creator has created all the variety and beauty in the world, not random mindless chance.

hermy104 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'not even one piece of evidence for it'
You just lost all credibility you could've had there, mate.
Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
give me a single proof of evolution, please.
hermy104 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The universal genetic code, for instance. I'd be happy to debate this with you should you offer rebuttals to my arguments.
Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
there is nothing to debate, you have not provided any evidence of evolution in fact DNA disprove evolution, our Genetic code is deteriorating not improving, this is called genetic entropy, evolution claims we improve as time goes on. our genetic code should have fragments of our evolutionary history if we indeed developed from apes, it is interesting that there are no such fragments, why? because we were created perfect with our Genetic code intact and there is no reason to have any traces of anything else.
When I asked for evidence of evolution I meant that you provide me single recorded example of a complete creature changing into a different creature, such as a chicken into a lizzard etc.. variations within kind are not evolution.
There has not been found even a single transitional fossil, there is a reason why these are called the missing links we should have been finding BILLIONS of these transitional forms but they are ALL missing.
On another note, according to well scientific law (abiogenesis) life must come from life, life does NOT pop itself into existence from thin air, there has NEVER been a single recorded experiment that proved that life can be created out of non life.
You cannot prove evolution, this is a theory that contradicts evidence and exists only in the heads of scientists who will not or cannot accept the fact that Everything was created, perfect.
i-stamp Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Evolution doesn't claim we improve over time. Only that our environment selects traits which make us more adapted to that environment. Since environments change, species can become less well suited to new environments. Those that do not adapt to the new environment quickly suffer for it.
Our genetic code does have fragments, by the way. Non-coding genetic material from mutations, insertions from retroviruses, errors in transcription that end up being non-coding arrangements and so on.

Transitional fossils.

No, we shouldn't be finding billions because fossilization only occurs in specific circumstance. Not every animal that dies becomes a fossil. The rate of fossil discoveries we make is consistent with how fossilization occurs.

Abiogenesis means the original evolution of life or living organisms from inorganic or inanimate substances. What you're talking about is spontaneous generation, which is not what abiogenesis nor evolution claims. Pasteur only showed that complex life cannot spring from nowhere, not that a process of chemical evolution of organic simple chemicals can progress through steps that ends up at simple life. 
The difference in how science sees the origin of life from how creationists see it.
Experiments on life from non-life include the Miller-Urey experiment which reproduced conditions of Early Earth's atmosphere and soil then left it alone. The result was the formation of organic molecules. Further experiments like the Joan Oro experiment showed the formation of all the compounds required for early proteins and the formation of life.

You cannot prove any theory, as 'proof' is not a term used in science but in law, maths and logic debate. Other theories that are 'unproven' are cell theories, which posit that macrological life is composed of microscopic cells. This is something known as truth by everyone, and yet cell theory is still a theory.
Meanwhile, Evolution is accepted by scientific institutions world over. The only people who do not accept it are a tiny minority of creationists who reject it not because of its evidence or lack thereof, but because their religion demands them to. It is pure confirmation bias.
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