Re: UPLIFT? Cassandra had her good days (was Re: UPLifting: Reply to Butler)

Damien R. Sullivan (
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 15:13:46 -0800 (PST)

On Nov 22, 11:49pm, "Michael M. Butler" wrote:

} I don't think you are taking the point I'm tryiing to make, which is
that molluscs } are very nearly as different from us, evolutionarily, as
insects. This almost puts } them in the microorganism camp

I don't now what that means. Current phylogenetic trees have all
animals as one small branch of life. The real evolutionary diversity is
in the bacteria and archaea; animals are just rearrangements of masses
of the animal eukaryotic cell.

Molluscs are different, yeah. "In the microorganism camp", probably

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