Here are a few diagrams that relate to evolution and have similar set ups to what we may or may not do.
Phylogenetic tree of HspA nucleotide sequences of 168 strains of H. pylori of different ethnic origins. Strains marked with pink are from Amerindians, strains marked with green are from Hispanics, strains marked with red are from African Americans, strains marked in yellow are from East Asians, strains marked with turqueoise are from Maori, strains marked with brown are from Bangladeshi.
Here are a few more of the same kind of thing;
Also there is a book called SYMBIOTIC PLANET, written by Lynn Margulis. Perhaps our symbiotic world isn't too different from what actually happened....
She later formulated a theory to explain how symbiotic relationships between organisms of often different phyla or kingdoms are the driving force of evolution. Genetic variation is proposed to occur mainly as a result of transfer of nuclear information between bacterial cells or viruses and eukaryotic cells. While her organelle genesis ideas are widely accepted, symbiotic relationships as a current method of introducing genetic variation is something of a fringe idea. However, examination of the results from the Human Genome Project lends some credence to an endosymbiotic theory of evolution—or at the very least Margulis's endosymbiotic theory is the catalyst for current ideas about the composition of the human genome. Significant portions of the human genome are either bacterial or viral in origin—some clearly ancient insertions, while others are more recent in origin. This strongly supports the idea of symbiotic—and more likely parasitic—relationships being a driving force for genetic change in humans, and likely all organisms. It should be noted that while the endosymbiotic theory has historically been juxtaposed to Neo-Darwinism as a competitor, the two theories are not irreconcilable. An emerging synthesis holds that natural selection works on many levels (genetic up to the ecosystem) and variation is introduced both at the genetic and the cellular level.
Also, here are some lovely things that combine images to create one image - could be potentially inspiring?
This is interesting - symbiotic (slightly gross) characters that all feed off each other...hmm.
Haeckel is GREAT, lots of beautiful organic shapes and forms that make up a set of organisms.
This is a symbiotic relationship under the miscroscope.
just for a laugh - following on from my suggestion of naming us freaks in motion/council of freaks, here is the senate from star wars, with each freaky member representing their people or whatever..
hahaha, i see the parellels!
love the brain