Cognition and multicellular development

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Mon Sep 6 09:41:20 EST 1999


The recent studies of the bacteria Dictyostelium discoideum, a species
of soil amoebas sheds some new light on the phenomena of cellular
merging and emergent self-awareness. Since we are basically a
cooperative conglomeration of single cells, it is interesting to
hypothesize an ongoing evolutionary bond of communication that is
neither chemical nor quantum nor electrical. The innate urge for self
identity may be a vestigial result of the ancient origins of
multicellularity.




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