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Can't wait for the sequel!,
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This review is from: Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies (DVD)
This wonderful video was equally engrossing as well as intriguing. There are presented here many unexplainable attributes and behaviors of a seemingly simple creature that "descent with modification" cannot pretend to explain. I'm sure evolutionary biology has a "just so" story to proffer but Pee Wee Herman has a "just so" story too.
While watching, I was reminded of a quote here copied:
"The ever varying brilliancy and grandeur of the landscape, and the magnificence of the sky, sun, moon and stars, enter more extensively into the enjoyment of mankind than we, perhaps ever think, or can possibly apprehend, without frequent and extensive investigation. This beauty and splendour of the objects around us, it is ever to be remembered, is not necessary to their existence, nor to what we commonly intend by their usefulness. It is therefore to be regarded as a source of pleasure, gratuitously superinduced upon the general nature of the objects themselves, and in this light, a testimony of the divine goodness, peculiarly affecting."
TIMOTHY DWIGHT American divine, scholar and author (1752 - 1817)