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Re: Re. Progress



In a message dated 5/4/00 3:13:07 AM EST, chris.lavers@nottingham.ac.uk 
writes:

<< And the 'we started off with prokaryotes and ended up with elephants'
 argument has never stood up (and certainly not as a bald assertion based on
 opinion).  >>

This is, of course, emphatically not the situation. We started off with 
prokaryotes and ended up with prokaryotes >and< elephants (and >lots< of 
other kinds of organisms besides). The prokaryotes didn't just bow out when 
the elephants arrived.