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It turns out that Nature is both creative and generous with her gifts. Recent research has shown that the tiny marine worm Platynereis dumerilii has two types of light-sensing cells. (Read
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|"In John Campbell's THE ULTIMATE WEAPON, the aliens had two eyes, but they were mounted one above the other. The top one was capable of telescopic focus and the bottom had microscopic focus.
In Sir Arthur C. Clarke's CHILDHOODS END, there was brief mention of a deep space creature that looked like a huge eyeball about forty feet in diameter. It lived among asteroid belts, and its survival depended upon the resolving ability of its eye."
(Nyrath 11/4/2004 6:38:23 AM)
|"Aha! I did remember the giant eye, but for some reason I was thinking that it was in The Man in the Maze, the excellent Silverberg novel. I'll go get it and add it."
(Bill Christensen 11/4/2004 7:01:12 AM)
|"evoluyion of the digital camera?"
(robert thompson 11/4/2004 8:27:02 AM)
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