Microscopic creatures with stunningly beautiful geometric forms discovered by classic beardy scots scientist D'Arcy Thompson. Ponder and wonder.






"We have learned... that our own study of organic form ... is but a portion of that wider Science of Form which deals with the forms assumed by matter under all aspects and conditions, and, in a still wider sense, with forms which are theoretically imaginable... The mathematical definition of a 'form' has a quality of precision which... is expressed in few words or in still briefer symbols, and these words and symbols are so pregnant with meaning that thought itself is economized; we are brought by means of it in touch with Galileo's aphorism (as old as Plato, as old as Pythagoras, s old perhaps as the wisdom of the Egyptians) that the Book of Nature is written in characters of Geometry."

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