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Miss Lucy

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Darwinist internet?
« on: October 11, 2011, 02:28:42 AM »

Even communicating through message lizards would keep a delay in conversation while the critter runs back and forth, and the perspicacious lorises are all over the place as a recording device. How do you think Darwinists could develop beastie communications to be nearly instantaneous? Sonar? Pheromones?

This article details how plants that are, for example, being eaten by caterpillars, can send out a chemical signal that attracts the exact species of wasp that feeds on that caterpillar. Fab the sending organ of the plant and the sensing organ of the wasp, and you might have a rough download/upload balance as long as there's no wind.