i have an idea… a dangerous concept i know, but i am going to let it out anyway.
i was reading in a biology book that there is a type of ameoba that, when times are tough, bands together into a slime mold type configuration to conserve water. the mold scwerms around untill it finds a godd place to stop, and than forms into a ball-on-a-stick type structure and assemble spores from all the ameobas at the top of the ball. the ball than bursts, distributing the spores much farther than if one ameoba did it alone. now this got me thinking, the ameobas were not directly related and they were all the same (i.e. not specialized) but is it possible that if you put one ameoba by itself, away from all others, and let him reproduce(asexualy) resulting in millions of identical ameobas, that when they formed their little slime mold, thhatit would be a multicellular organism? are we just a bunch of single celled organisms that stayed together long enough to specialize our cells?? has any one heard this thery (sp?) before? is this just an example of evolution in progress? help me! this has been bugging me for a long time.