> >Interestingly, EVERY living thing has a Cartesian (cross shaped) Body Plan, both Humans and Horseshoe Crabs, even Plants. <
> You may need to explain further to make your point. It is not evident to me how this applies to cylindrical or spherical organisms (worms, sea anemones, Volvox, most bacteria, etc.)
> Dr. David Campbell
This is a fascinating discovery, and incidentally it is not really
original with me. Sir Richard Owen is apparently the first to
specifically identify it when he published his famous "Archetype"
in 1847. Clearly the skeleton of the Archetype is 3-Axis Cartesian.
Owen of course optimistically stated that the (Cartesian) geometry
was "immune to Evolution" and preordained by God" which immediately
raised the ire of the Darwinians. Turns out of course he was right
on both points, however he was o viciously attacked by Huxley
and others that he had to be rescued by the Throne of England and
safely ensconced as director of the British Museum to protest him
from further assaults. As a result, his historic discovery was
effectively suppressed by the Darwinians, and only now are we
beginning to discover that Owen, not Darwin, was in fact on the
trail of the most portentous discovery in Biology.. the scientific
explanation of God. An effort completely derailed by the Evolutionist
fanatics for now 150 years. Owen, in his day was England's
leading Paleontologist and a more popular public figure than Bob
Hope. He coined the world "Dinosaur" for instance. He was a
devoutly religious person. I am hopeful that with these new scientific
advances on the scientific proof of God, that Sir Richard will be
restored to his rightful place in scientific history, along with
roux and Lamarck and so many others who were crushed under the
weight of mindless Darwinism.
Anyway, the "Law" only applies to multicellular animals, i.e.
those animals (and plants) formed by Cartesian-Binary cell cleavage.
So Bacteria, Virii, Amoebas etc. are not under consideration here.
(at least not yet).
As for something like a Starfish which doesn't appear to have
bilateral symmetry, as a biologist you surely must be aware
that all echinoderms have a larval stage which is bilaterally
symmetric, so fundamentally, a Starfish is bilaterally symmetric.
In fact, all of the Chordates and certainly the vertebrates are
"axially quadrate" in structure. Including worms. As you know,
of the 9 Animal Phyla, 7 of them are bilaterally symmetric, in
fact only the 2 lowest Phyla, the "Jellyfish" are not bilateral
(e.g. radial). However, even radial geometry can be traced back to
Cartesian Geometry, since the first 3 cleavages even in Radial
symmetry are Cartesian.
To make clear what this "Cartesian Geometry" is that we are
talking about, I refer you to a drawing of the "generalized vertebrate
Body Plan" taken from a well known textbook:
Clearly in this diagram, the:
define the 3-orthogonal Cartesian planes of symmetry of the Vertebrate
body. This "axial quadrature" exists even in a worm and is traceable
directly to the first 3 Cartesian cleavages of the Egg in Embryology.
Likewise for Plants we have the same structure as illustrated
in the following drawing:
Finally, I would simply note that am not about to engage in
any controversial dispute over such a scientific principle. Fact
is this point is only a small part of a now extensive and comprehensive
scientific theory of Human Anatomical structure that has led all the
way to a scientific proof of God. This theory has been partially
published in the peer reviewed literature (including notably this
theory of Cartesian Body Plan Structure, Hammond 1994), and the rest
of the theory is now pending publication in the peer reviewed literature
and in book form some time this year or early next year. Therefore,
I am not about to indulge in replying to any in depth controversies on
the details at this point. In my opinion the result is a foregone
conclusion and a fait accompli that, now, can only seriously be
challenged in the peer reviewed literature.
I appreciate your interest and opinions, as a Biologist however
since one always has to be on the lookout for picking up new pieces of
information, even at this advanced stage of the game.
PS: Please do not email me privately. I regret that I
cannot entertain private email. I can only respond to
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