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Monday, September 12, 2016

Third eye sometimes blinded

Dung Beetle     (Photo by Axel Strauss)
The term “third eye” has long been associated with mystical insight.

However, it is also quite literally associated with biological phenomena.  Live Science recently reported on an experiment involving horned dung beetles.  When a certain gene was deliberately inactivated, “the beetle larvae developed into adults with no head horns.”

Instead, a third eye developed “in a new location.”  The scientists were amazed that “shutting down a gene” could produce such a “complex structure” as an additional eye.

If “third eye” wisdom were to be integrated with scientific knowledge, then miracles such as this might be better understood.  Until then, tinkering with genetic codes could be risky business.


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