User:Ed Poor/Complexity of life
- Indeed, life is complex and diverse: from the great blue whale to the magnificent single-celled organisms that populate streams and ponds. From the lions that roam the Serengeti to the carnivorous plants found right here on Long Island. This planet is a riot of complexity. 4-10 millions species on this planet. Many other that are no longer with us.
- Each species is itself a complex and intricate assemblage of functional units. Each of us here possess, in our brains, a level of complexity that is likely unmatched in the entire universe. 
- Dr. Richard Wilkens - Dowling College