Wednesday, November 07, 2007

8-Limbed Girl Has Successful Surgery.

Looking at the pic, I am struck not only by how sweet this little girl looks, but at our bodies -- how strong and fail-safe equipped our systems really are, and how driven our bodies are for survival and continuation of species.

She absorbed her undeveloped twin in the womb! Not only is that an amazing, albeit obviously incomplete, bit of adaptation, but so fascinating because you can almost imagine from the pic just how it happened. Incredible.


Blogger Trevor said...

Life is indeed beautiful in its own sometimes terrible way.

Your post reminds me a little of Herzog's take on nature--that it is indeed beautiful, but also savage, uncaring, and blindly adaptive.

Thanks for another great post!

November 8, 2007 at 12:27:00 PM PST  

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