Using change

The great exponent of changing forms was the 19th century scientist Charles Darwin. The idea that we could begin as one species and develop into another was a startling proposal to people who believed in eternal forms. Nevertheless, metamorphosis (the changing form), has always existed. Caterpillars change to butterflies, eggs to birds, seeds to trees. Nothing is constant.

Man to bird

A contemporary cartoon (right) ridiculing Darwin's ideas on evolution.

Man to bird

A contemporary cartoon (right) ridiculing Darwin's ideas on evolution.

Teapot to scorpion (below) Hallucinogenic drugs, fatigue and mental instabilities can produce effects where the normal appears abnormal. Reality changes with our perceptions of it. Successful metamorphosis depends upon the unlikely transformation of one object into another.

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