The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:|
to browse upon?
No, it is a reality in the service of life, a method of
construction frequently employed in animal architecture. The
Mollusc, in particular, never rolls the winding ramp of the shell
without reference to the scientific curve. The first-born of the
species knew it and put it into practice; it was as perfect in the
dawn of creation as it can be to-day.
Let us study, in this connection, the Ammonites, those venerable
relics of what was once the highest expression of living things, at
the time when the solid land was taking shape from the oceanic
ooze. Cut and polished length-wise, the fossil shows a magnificent
The Life of the Spider