Re: information creation and promissory materialism (was

Tim Ikeda (
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 22:18:46 -0400

Mike writes:
>Someone needs to explain this to bacteria. They are the predominate
>life form on earth and have been evolving for the longest period of time.
>Yet there is no clear trend that bacteria have increased their complexity
>to fill every available niche.

As a direct descendant of a bacterium (or more realistically, at least
*two* bacterial lineages), I question the suggestion that we've not
increased our complexity over the course of evolution.

Tim Ikeda (despam address before use)