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Bryson, Bill - On increments, reuse and functions

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018644

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything

 Every living thing is an elaboration on a single original plan. 

As humans we are mere increments – each of us a musty archive of adjustments, adaptations, modifications and providential tinkerings stretching back 3.8 billion years. 

Remarkably we are even quite closely related to fruit and vegetables.  About half the chemical functions that take place in a banana are fundamentally the same as the chemical functions that take place in you.

The source of the experience

Bryson, Bill

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Being left handed

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