Bryson, Bill - On microbes
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Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
… it is a natural impulse to think of evolution as …. a never ending advance towards largeness and complexity – in a word towards us.
We flatter ourselves.
Most of the real diversity in evolution has been smaller scale. If you totalled up all the biomass of the planet – every living thing, plants included – microbes would account for at least 80% of all that there is – perhaps more