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Forum Invite: 'Where Darwin meets Lamarck?'

JEDilworth bactitech at nospamhortonsbay.com
Sun Jul 14 13:33:21 EST 2002


Yes, I'm dated, I'll admit. It's really not a topic discussed in medical
micro so I'll shut up now. I'll also admit my ignorance, Jarolat, so I
guess you can crow now :-).

I am, however, not uneducated, as I DID acquire my degree at a
well-known liberal arts college. However, at the tender age of 18-22
back in the late 60's and early 70's, I do not remember these names or
subject being bandied about. I have been employed in the clinical part
of micro since 1974 so have therefore lost touch with this lofty and
erudite branch of the subject. 

Since you hadn't gotten many responses to your ng posts, I thought I'd
be a smart ass :-) after Jarolat's third attempt. Apparently it has
somewhat backfired so my apologies.

I can hardly believe that I'm the only one out there clueless as to what
this topic is really all about though.

Davin, thanks for the cover :-). To help me learn new things :-), what
exactly does an astromicrobiologist deal with?

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
Microbiology

"Davin C. Enigl" wrote:

> I think one of the things to be discussed by microbiologist is the
> "mechanism-directed-evolution," . . .  in that Lynn Margulis, the best
> known evolutionary microbiologist, thinks the mechanism is "aquiring
> genomes via symbiogenesis" (e.g., mitochondris and chloroplasts were
> once (still are?) bacteria).
> 
> So, this *would* be applicable to microbiology.  (I am a former MT
> (ASCP) too and I know the above is not taught in my old Med. Tech.
> school.)
> 
> -- Davin C. Enigl, Astromicrobiologist.
> -- Non-Earthcentric AI Life Detection Project (HACCP Validations)



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