Re: UPLIFT? Cassandra had her good days (was Re: UPLifting:

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 21:37:53 -0800

xAt 03:13 PM 11/23/97 -0800, you wrote:
>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.

Well, permit me to tell you what I meant to mean. :) I meant to mean that
their goals and our goals may not be any more copasetic than our goals and
(hypothetical) microorganism goals.

>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

I apologize for my part in the misunderstanding. I was not referring to raw
genome similarity. OK?


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