A reminder that the brain is not an orderly system of wires connected end-to-end, but rather the most powerful ball of tangled Christmas lights on Earth.
So often we see neurons drawn in isolation, but cutting into a section of brain is like slicing through a mashed-up wad of multicolor Play-Doh snakes, except everything is the same color, and it’s really small.
Sometimes I wonder if my analogies make any sense. Just go with me here.
Merry Darwin Day everyone!
“Darwin Took Steps” by Glendon Mellow http://glendonmellow.com
Happy 205th birthday to Charles Darwin! Did you know that much of his work on natural selection was inspired by geology? That’s why it’s important to open your mind to as many branches of science as possible. You never know where inspiration will strike.
You can read the story behind the painting at Glendon’s blog, it’s fascinating to see a piece of art like this go from start to finish.
Why are there 5 steps on the staircase? They represent Darwin’s evolutionary foundations:
- Natural selection
Awesome painting, Glendon!