[ExI] Eden, deep memes, exodus from the Ape God

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 10:46:17 UTC 2012

On 16 January 2012 08:55, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:

>  "Not only does the Earth contain more bacterial organisms than all
> others combined (scarcely surprising, given their minimal size and
> mass); not only do bacteria live in more places and work in a greater
> variety of metabolic ways; not only did bacteria alone constitute the
> first half of life's history, with no slackening in diversity
> thereafter;..."

This raises another interesting point, namely the fact that the maximum
diversity lies at the point of origin, since each segment is of course made
by the further branching of a single streak.

This is also true at a human level, where the maximum linguistic and
genetic differences are still within the African perimeter, the rest of
humankind being just the offspring of a very small group of individuals (so
that everything that was not represented there got lost).

Stefano Vaj
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