Mad Science

March 10, 2008 at 10:57 am (Comics, Horror)

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of science fiction. But I also love science fact, if only because each new development gets me closer to the fantastic future of which I’ve dreamed since I’m a kid. So, while this little study mentioned today on NPR may not seem like much, I promise you, it’s super-cool. Why, you ask? Because it shows that creatures which can effectively change their shape can still retain memories from their previous form.

Yep, you head me right. “Change their shape.” I like how the article describes the transformation from caterpillar to moth, which “turns their brains and bodies into soup.” But the implications for me go way beyond insects. If insects can do it, why can’t aliens, or humans with advanced technology, or whatever, while still keeping their mind, and therefore their identity, intact? Just yesterday, this was essentially science fiction (at least, to me), but today, it’s science fact. And that’s pretty cool, if you ask me.

1 Comment

  1. marystan said,

    I’m going in the gutter with this and am saying that my butt has changed shape many times over the years. Sense memory exists. And so do old jeans.

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