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Tree/Mycelium/Coral of Life (was RE: Dilophosaurus)



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Mike Keesey
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 4:00 AM, David Marjanovic 
> <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
> >
> > Sometimes I think that a fungal mycelium is a better metaphor for 
> > phylogeny than a tree.
> 
> "The Mycelium of Life" doesn't have quite the same ring....

"The tree of life should perhaps be called the coral of life, base of branches 
dead; so that passages cannot be seen."

C. Darwin, Notebook B, p. 25 
(http://www.tc.umn.edu/~allch001/darwin/library/darwin-B.htm)

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