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Re: up!up!and away!


    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