Bryson, Bill - On increments, reuse and functions
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Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Every living thing is an elaboration on a single original plan.
As humans we are mere increments – each of us a musty archive of adjustments, adaptations, modifications and providential tinkerings stretching back 3.8 billion years.
Remarkably we are even quite closely related to fruit and vegetables. About half the chemical functions that take place in a banana are fundamentally the same as the chemical functions that take place in you.