Ivy O. Duce
A beautiful illustration of this can be seen if one examines a little marine creature commonly washed up on the seashore in the Carolinas and many other places these little creatures are referred to as "sand dollars". When they dry on the beach and the greenish hair rubs off of them, they will be seen to contain five ventricles.
On the flat side is etched what appears to be five large leaves. On the slightly rounded side, it looks as if a five-petalled violet had been etched in the center, with a perfectly symmetrical star in its heart. If you gently break open the violet, you will find ensconced under it another exquisite and perfect star. Sometimes this can be taken out intact, but if it falls apart the little pieces look exactly like flying birds. It is impossible to examine these exquisite little forms, not too high in the long run of evolution, without marvelling at the imagination of the Creator of all things.
WHAT AM I DOING HERE?, p. 27
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