types of organization
jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Sun Feb 7 08:07:59 CST 1999
>By the same logic we could say that we are just another way of packing the
>nucleotides, or different expressions of the atom carbon.
Evolution , in
>the very literally sense means a qualitative change.
By the recombination there has been a change from (relatively) generalized
to specialized descendants.
>By the way, old Haeckel would be very happy to see you considering us a
>kind of fish,amphibian, reptile, etc. Do I sense here a "ladder of life"?
What do you mean by "ladder of life"?
>Just as mitochondria are not comparable to free-living bacteria anymore, so
>are our cells.
Not the same Iwould agree, but they are comparable to some.
Even the single cell, our mother ovule, or even the legions
>of spermatozoans, are unable to live independently.
True. Again, by the concept of types of organization they are not identical
with free-living single cells, but they share these qualities with many
parasitic single cells (i.e. disease organisms).
By the way, I don't know
>of any metazoan which "returned" to protozoan life.
What is being compared here? I do not recall making an assertion of this
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