11/03/2005: What a Way to Go – Fosssified F**cks
Speaking of Intelligent Design and those “irreducible complex” bacteria flagellum that has confounded ole Prof. Behe (*teehee*); Check out this on about Rare animal fossil found in copulation stage:
”Scientists in Lucknow have unearthed a 65-million-year-old fossil, showing two tiniest members of the animal family in sexual union.
... However, one needs a microscope to see the fossil sex frozen in time because what Kar and co-workers have captured is between "swarm cells" that are smaller than the width of a human hair.
Swarm cells are one of the three stages in the development of the fungus Myxomycetes, also known as "slime moulds" that are classified due to their creeping behaviour.
Having two flagellas, swarm cells are motile and sexually reproduce by "fusing" to produce what is known as "zygote." Once they are fused, the flagellas are lost. Kar said that the fossil showing two swarm cells in "fused" position and shedding of their flagellas is evidence that the two cells had sex…”
What way to go...trapped for all time and all the world to see with yer flagellum hanging off. Sheesh!!
Which reminds me - that Closing arguments in the Dover PA Intelligent Design trial (Kitzmiller v. Dover School District) are set for tomorrow, Friday, November 4th, and the Judge could rule anytime thereafter.
Karen on 11.03.05 @ 07:38 AM CST