The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.


I read about this development about a week ago, and I still don’t know what I think about it. As a feat of engineering it is beyond par-excellence, and that is where I stop to take a few breaths… The engineer’s intentions may halt with attempting to understand how the heart beats, but in creating (or recreating?) something as relatively simple as a swimming silicone-jellyfish, he seems to have stumbled upon a nexus where the multiple wills of nature meet and participate without conflict in the fashion of a life-form.