[ExI] The Unique Merger
tara at taramayastales.com
Tue Feb 11 00:07:05 UTC 2014
Cooperation is as important for life as competition. But much more rare… :)
On Feb 10, 2014, at 3:56 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> A great explanation of the story of life creation.
> The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew)
> All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to
> one freakish event.
> Still, without the eukaryotic architecture, bacteria are forever
> constrained in size and complexity. Sure, they have their amazing
> skill sets, but it's the eukaryotes that cover the Earth in forest and
> grassland, that navigate the planet looking for food and mates, that
> build rockets to Mars.
> The transition from the classic prokaryotic model to the deluxe
> eukaryotic one is arguably the most important event in the history of
> life on Earth. And in more than 3 billion years of existence, it
> happened exactly once.
More information about the extropy-chat