bdelloid rotifers literally steal genes from other organisms and make them their own.
I've known about this for awhile now, but I'm sure most people do not. There are certain organisms out there that literally take DNA from other organisms and incorporate it into their own genome - gene thieves if you will. This is an eloquent way around sexual reproduction.
These organisms literally genetically engineer themselves.
I played a little Bioshock last week and it reminded me of these guys.
Just thought it may interest some folks here, as it adds a new dimension to evolution most people aren't aware of.
These are some of the most amazing organisms on earth.
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. - Richard Dawkins
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