Cha-am Jamal, Thailand

The sea squirt is us

Posted on: April 28, 2010

When the sea squirt is born it has eyes, a brain, and a tail. It needs these tools to swim around and find an appropriate host to live off of. Once a host is found the squirt eats its own brain and turns into a plant-like parasite. In its new secure condition the brain is no longer needed for survival. t’s utility is therefore to provide nutrition.

We are descended from this creature. No matter how we romanticize our existence we are essentially biological agents whose only purpose is to survive and reproduce. We have a brain only because it serves that purpose.


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  • chaamjamal: i recall that this note had appeared in my weird-but-true page about a decade ago. the reference is of course brad steiger. his home page is http://
  • Simon: !!!! No logic there really! Of course it has a massive effect on the rain fall..if you have a large forest you are likely to have omre water resources
  • Ajay: Dear Jamal sir I came across your older site and the wbt section in it. It was wonderful. I read and researched on it a lot. The most amazing t
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