Changing Genres
22. Chemistry & English Double Major at Mount Holyoke College.

Hi! I'm Christina and this is my multi-purpose blog. Here you will find an odd assortment of material that either inspires me, motivates me, or just makes me laugh. Enjoy~

Between fertilization and birth, the developing organism is known as an embryo. The concept of an embryo is a staggering one, and forming an embryo is the hardest thing you will ever do. To become an embryo, you had to build yourself from a single cell. You had to respire before you had lungs, digest before you had a gut, build bones when you were pulpy, and form orderly arrays of neurons before you knew how to think. One of the critical differences between you and a machine is that a machine is never required to function until after it is built. Every animal has to function even as it builds itself.
—Scott Gilbert
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