“Apparently, trees have figured out the sophisticated engineering principles all on their own.”
The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis has been a profound mystery of nature. Using MRI for the first time on a chrysalis, however, Dr. Richard Stringer has begun to reveal the “inside story” of metamorphosis.
Senator Lieberman speaks about the Sabbath and its theme of seeing creativity, purpose and design in nature.
“Input caterpillar — black box — output butterfly. What happened?”
The documentary Metamorphosis, like previous Illustra masterpieces, contains visualizations of biological systems that cannot be photographed in real time. Joseph Condeelis of Light Productions is the genius behind many of the animated sequences.