“Infinite Patterns” starts with a simple triangle and builds to the most magnificent representations of human and nature’s designs.
It often seems that the closer you need to look, the greater the wonder. It’s as if someone set it there to hide, waiting for us.
A paper likens the proteome to a language with a “quasi-universal grammar” possessing the minimum complexity necessary to function as a cell.
A scientific theory that on principle refuses to see the obvious is an achievement of which only humans are capable.
Hammering home the lesson about “our own evolutionary history” was exactly the purpose behind displaying and humiliating an African man with monkeys.