Evolutions End?

RYBICKI, ED ED at micro.uct.ac.za
Tue Oct 12 02:32:40 EST 1993


> In article <MAILQUEUE-101.931011105143.568 at micro.uct.ac.za> 
ed at micro.uct.ac.za
> writes:

> >> Bacteria are the most evolved organisms because they've been 
evolving
> >> for the longest time. ;-)
> >>
> >Really? Hasn't everything been evolving for the same length of 
time?
> >B-|  And aren't bacteria actually the most primitive because they 
more
> >closely resemble organisms present near the origin of life?  B-)

> Being a microbiologist, Ed, you don't really BELIEVE that bacteria are 
the most
> primitive, do you? How could anything so "primitive" have evolved a 
myriad of 
> biosynthethic pathways .... bacteria are at the pinnacle, wouldn't you 
say?

No, otherwise I WOULD have...!  People, regard:  B-)

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