[ExI] Amoebae Ascendant

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Thu May 29 07:39:56 UTC 2008

I found this great video of a society of amoebae (Dictyostelium discoideum)
trying to escape certain death in a doomed water drop. Watch as they transform
from selfish individuals to metaselfish collectivists. Watch as the whole
becomes greater than the sum of the parts. Watch as pond scum defies Malthusian
necessity and the gravity well. Watch as the brave heroes of the stalk
sacrifice themselves to save the hopeful spores. This is truly slime's finest
hour! :-)


Stuart LaForge
alt email: stuart"AT"ucla.edu

"Fear is proof of a degenerate mind [...] Fortune favors the bold [...] Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances [...] Love conquers all."- Virgil


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