types of organization

John Grehan jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Sat Feb 6 15:29:48 CST 1999

Thomas Schlemmermeyer wrote:

>1.) There are significant differences between single celled animals and us,
>and every educated evolutionist would agree with me in that point.

How significant a difference is significance. Whether every "educated"
evlutionist would agree with you is nothing but authority by numbers.
Every "educated" scholar once thought the earth was flat.
> a.) We (Homo sapiens) constitute a natural, monophyletic lineage to be
>somewhere in Mammalia.


 Namely, single celled animals are those organisms which
>have one cell only each and which do not do a lot of phototrophy
>(otherwise they would be plants)

We might just be a colony of single celled animals.

> b.) the decisive differences between colonies of protozoans and humans are
>many: for example humans can have cancer, virus diseases, and somatic and
>sexual cells are separated.

So we might just be a colony of single celled animals with these

>All three of these characteristics cannot be found, to my knowledge,
>in colonies of protozoans.

Unless one is to view "multicelluar" organisms as colonies.

>This is an interesting statement. It implies, to my view, that the true
>taxonomist works naturally. What, however, is THIS NATURE made of?

In the absolue sense I for one have no idea.

More gardening.

John Grehan

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