Afternoon visitor.

This afternoon we had an uninvited visitor into our conservatory I was able to get a few photographs before I netted this big Dragonfly and released her into the garden.

This Dragonfly is a female Southern Hawker Dragonfly. Length: 70mm

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3 thoughts on “Afternoon visitor.

  1. The intricate detail of a dragonfly is simply fascinating. It’s almost as difficult to understand the smallest of creatures as it is the vastness of the universe. Our minds just aren’t capable of comprehending the complexity of life.

    One thing I have figured out is this: the structure of an atom is identical to the structure of our solar system. The nucleus of the atom is like the sun in our solar system. The electrons that revolve around the nucleus are like the planets that revolve around our sun. Like the sun, the nucleus contains over 99% of the structure’s mass.

    In essence, the solar system is an infinitely larger atom. There are 3200 solar systems in our galaxy, and 100-200 billion galaxies in the universe.

    Ninety-nine percent of our body is made up of atoms. We are a universe within ourselves. Human cells are the same size as that of a dragonfly. The only difference is the number of cells and the genetic code.

    That’s where I’m stumped. The genetic code is the reason why life is so diverse in our world. I know who programmed my computer, but who programmed us?

    These are the things I think about when I see a dragonfly.

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      • Whether a solar system or dragonfly, the basic design is identical right down to the sub-atomic particles. As I mentioned, the only thing that distinguishes us from an insect are the number of cells and the genetic code.

        Consider this, one ant has 250,000 brain cells. A colony of 40,000 ants would have as many cells as a human brain. The only difference is the coding.

        Think of different species as a specific program on your computer. For instance, there are 53 programs on my computer. Each one has its own unique coding. The bytes of information are similar, and only their arrangement differs.

        It’s the same with music. Depending on how the notes are arranged, the composition may sound like Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” or the Beatles “Hey Jude”.

        Millions of songs have been written. Millions of species have existed. When you think of it that way, it doesn’t seem as difficult to understand.

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