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Astral Aspiration: aromorphic evolution, a third perspective on the Starchild Skull

“Every man and every woman is a star.”

-Aleister Crowley

“The infant represents our evolutionary future.”

-Ray Peat

Aromorphosis: a morphological process of metabolic intensification,  whereby living organisms become increasingly complex over the span of evolution. 1,321 more words

Evolution

Week 10-Artist Conversation-Tony Nguyen

Artist: Tony Nguyen

Exhibition: Neoteny

Media: Metal

Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery

Website: eltigresite.wordpress.com

Instagram: elll_tigre

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Childhood

The story of the axolotl is not unique to the natural world, but it is truly fascinating.

The axolotl, Mexican salamander or Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander that becomes an adult and reaches sexual maturity without undergoing any biological changes or metamorphosis. 317 more words

Featured Paintings

Parenting instincts, opioids and Mickey Mouse

There’s an article in the New York Times today covering a study of opioid addiction and parenting instincts. Any study about parenting instincts grabs my attention, because that’s what I am so curious about. 527 more words

10-17-16 Anderson's Salamander from Ron's Amphibian Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae

Genus/species: Ambystoma andersoni

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: A. andersoni is dark, mottled brownish-green in color. the body is long and cylindrical with short legs. 229 more words

AMPHIBIANS

An Axolotl with a Tale for Regenerative Medicine

Who would imagine that a salamander could offer clues for regenerating human limbs after amputation in an accident and on the battlefield, or even show how to thwart human cancer? 954 more words

Animalia

Eusocial insects

“Great point about insects. Spooky levels of selflessness.”

Not all insects. Social insects. Or eusocial insects, in the parlance of the trade. I am not sure if there has been altruism observed among other insects, but among social insects a selfless sort of altruism, to the point of suicide, makes perfect sense because  reproduction is typically done via…

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Insects And Other Arthropods