Written by: Richard Lenski
Primary Source: Telliamed Revisited
And that got me thinking about Jonathan Swift’s rhapsody on fleas:
So nat’ralists observe, a flea
Has smaller fleas that on him prey;
And these have smaller fleas to bite ’em.
And so proceeds ad infinitum.
With apologies to Swift, here’s my rhapsody to the LTEE:
So ‘lutionists observe, a cell
Had older cells from which it came;
And these had older cells beget ’em.
So life proceeds and don’t forget ‘em.
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Dr. Lenski is an evolutionary biologist. He writes about evolutionary science – past, present, and future – and some of the goings-on in the life of a scientist.