On 30 Mar 2006 11:07:16 -0800, feedbackdroids at yahoo.com wrote:
>A single-celled protozoan has a "lightspot" [actually, an aggregation
>of light-sensitive molecules] on one side right next to its flagellum
>base. Apparently they cause production of some chemical which
>stimulates the flagellum to move. Do you think the protozoan could hit
>a baseball pitch? If not, why not?
I can answer that! The protozoan might be able to actually hit the
pitch, but the cilia are not strong enough to hit it hard enough to
get on base. As a result, it the manager would most likely call for a
pitch hitter whenever the protozoan has an at-bat.