article: State of the Species, by Charles C. Mann

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keywords:
[conversation]
[biology]
[evolution]
[natural selection]
[biological reality]
[reordering the tree of life]
[ecology]
[the microworld of bacteria, fungi, and protists]
[microorganisms and viruses]
[head lice and body lice]
[appearance of clothing]
[“All life is similar at base.”]
[essay]