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Re: up!up!and away!
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).
From: Bruce Danz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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"
>This analogy works for me, anyway.
>Bruce R. Danz