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6.26.2012

we are family ...




The uniformity of the earth's life, more astonishing than its diversity,
is accountable by the high probability that we derived,
originally, from a single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled.
It is from the progeny of this parent cell that we take our looks;
we still share genes around, and
the resemblance of the enzymes of grasses to those of whales is a family resemblance.

~ Lewis Thomas
from The Lives of a Cell

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5 comments:

Adullamite said...

That's why some folks look like cabbages.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

And some like roses.

bulletholes said...

http://srevestories.blogspot.com/2010/09/yes-im-happy.html

red dirt girl said...

Awwww .... boys will be boys. What about orchids ??? ;)

cowboy - great words and love the image ....!

xxx

bulletholes said...

Yeah, I love that picture!