Friday, April 19, 2013

The Myth of Fingerprints

These truly are days of miracle and wonder. Sitting here on the dunes of Kapiti watching an astronaut perform Zero G physics experiments submitted from high school students:

I didn't expect that to happen. But of course it does, thanks to surface tension and the very hungry capillary action of palm canals, or fingerprints. Yep, those singular hand dunes formed in utero by amniotic waves spilling over the cells all those years ago are chaotic marvels.