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  1. You may want to check your use of the word "homunculaic".  dictionary.com couldn't find it, the closest that seemed correct was homuncular, a form of homunculus "a fully formed, miniature human body believed, according to some medical theories of the 16th and 17th centuries, to be contained in the spermatozoon."  Not sure what you're shooting for there.

  2. Back to this universe.  What controls what.  The energy for life begins in the sun, green plants trap it in the form of carbohydrates, animals eat other plants/animals.  In the cell, the nucleus runs the show by keeping most of the information bottled up.  Mitochondria and chloroplasts were co-opted because they were useful little buggers who could trap the sunlight and get a whole bunch of ATP out of pyruvate (glycolysis is sooo yesterday).  I mention these little folks because they do have some of their own DNA.  Anyway, once you hit multicellular beyond sponges, you got to keep the folks in line or you don't survive.  "It's a jungle out there, I tells ya!"

Human beings must get BEYOND biology to get to the next step.  Will they make it?  Watch and see.  That's why I'm here.  That, and the chicks.  Hey, have you heard?  Marg Helgenberger is back on the market.  And me with my bad back.  Pshaw!

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sat Apr 4th, 2009 at 12:04:12 PM EST
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