November 10, 2008 @ 05:51 PM
... apparently goes back to a chance encounter
between two single-cell organisms, according to
scientists. “An amoeba-like organism engulfed a
bacterium that had developed the power to use
sunlight to break down water to make oxygen.”
Instead of digesting it, the amoeba-thingy made it
part of itself to become “the ancestor of every
tree, flowering plant and seaweed on Earth today."
That was some mighty powerful yoga going on there.
The Daily Mail
and The Times