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Re: up!up!and away!



Bruce:

    Nice analogy.

    Keep in mind that edge conditions of environments tend towards the
generation of more complex forms to fit the conditions.  (Little bit of
complexity theory there).

        Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Danz <brd@worldnet.att.net>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Sunday, March 21, 1999 10:30 PM
Subject: up!up!and away!



>Think of evolution as a street and one side of that street is bordered
>by a continuous wall.  The simplest forms of life may be pictured as
>growing next to that wall, and more complex forms of life growing
>further out from the wall.  The more complex the form of life, the
>further from the wall it grows.  Since living things can't get any
>simpler than the simplest living things already next to the wall, the
>development of new organisms will appear to be towards more complexity,
>away from the wall, because that is where there is more space.  This
>doesn't preclude things becoming simpler but there is more "room"
>towards complexity.
>
>This analogy works for me, anyway.
>
>Bruce R. Danz
>