In article email@example.com Matthew P Wiener, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
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In article <email@example.com> Matthew P Wiener,
>The first predator was some boring bacteria.
Staphylococcus: armed to the honking teeth. More hydrolytic
enzymes per cubic angstrom than your average laundry
detergent. Spewed in all directions, chews up your DNA,
your RNA, your proteins, fats .... anything and everything
it can get its enzymatic talons into. Brings down prey
approximately one billion times its own size, and in the
process blithely ignores the excruciating agony that it
causes. Hunts in packs; carries rotating genetic armor;
when food is scarce can go dormant and survive environmental
conditions that would make mincemeat of any of these
namby-pamby poofter cells with nuclei.
Multicellular means never having to say you're a Lean,
Mean Catalytic Death Machine.
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