Formation

A caterpillar spins its cocoon around itself, like a camper in a mummy bag, but unlike the camper, it then breaks down into a jelly.  The caterpillar does not somehow change caterpillar legs for butterfly wings, but rather goes through a middle formation stage.   It is more like a lego construction becoming something else only after returning to the pile of unconnected pieces on the floor.  Without microscopes the organism looks first like a caterpillar, then a blob of goo and then a butterfly.  “…new adult organs develop from undifferentiated nests of cells called, imaginal discs, which reconstruct the entire adult…” (Subramoniam, 2003, p. 132). more

The Student
The Student
He who sits
He who sits
Creation_edited
Creation_edited
The Date
The Date
Travelers
Travelers
Motherhood
Motherhood