dominicvineoftheowls (dominicvine) wrote,

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looking towards our immediate future, remember:

"...the caterpillar, at a certain point in its life cycle, becomes a voracious, overconsumptive glutton consuming everything in sight and within reach.  At this point in its evolution it can eat hundreds of times its own weight, and the more it consumes the more fat and sluggish it gets.  At that same moment of developmental excess, inside the caterpillar the imaginal cells begin to stir.  Imaginal cells are specialized cells, and in the minority, but when they connect with each other they become the genetic directors of the metamorphosis of the caterpillar.  At some point in the caterpillar's feeding-frenzy stage, the imaginal cells usher in the process in which the overconsumptive caterpillar becomes the "nutritive soup" out of which the imaginal cells create the miracle of the butterfly." 

 ---Elisabeth Sahtouris

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