types of organization

John Grehan 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

John Grehan

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