World's Most Amazing Accident

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I first saw this over at Athol Dickson's blog.

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It's an animated video put together by XVIVO, a scientific animation company, for the Life Sciences department at Harvard University. Called The Inner Life of a Cell, it's a segment from an eight-minute representation at the molecular level on how white blood cells sense and respond to their surroundings and external stimuli. The only distortion introduced in the animation was creating extra distance between objects because ordinarily this would all be happening in such a compact environment that visual representation would be impossible.

But apparently, this process, and billions more just like it, came about through a series of accidents and mutations, starting with inanimate matter that in turn cooled from the explosion of nothing, and without any guiding hand. Amazing.

Posted by Brian at 8:52 PM  


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