Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It makes you think

I came across this picture on the web this morning. It's a picture of an embryo.

It looks very much (to me, anyway) like a human embryo. However, it isn't. This is what it looks like about 2 months later.

And then, it'll look like this, at some point in the 2 year (!!!!!) gestation.

This quote from the article by one of the researches responsible for these, frankly, amazing pictures, sums it all up for me.
"The incredible thing about the early images is how we all look very similar - it is obvious we humans share a common mammalian ancestry very early in life."
Link to the article (and even more pictures) here.

1 comment:

Paul said...

wow thats kinda freaky. although now i think of it i am a bit like an elephant - i never forget, i'm scared of mice and tragically i have dumbo's ears :(