"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, May 11, 2009


As an extension to my earlier post, I thought it would be a good idea to pull out the following brief essay from the 'Brainbabies' edition of The InGenius Series of bookazines, originally intended for kids & their parents, by Dilip Mukerjea:

Do you know that...

As an immature larva, the sea squirt (a marine creature) spends its time swimming around. It can move, see and sense, and it has a wee brain.

However, when it becomes mature, the sea squirt changes its lifestyle and attaches itself to a rock.

It no longer swims around, because it now lives by eating other little stuff in the seawater. At this stage, the sea squirt performs a miraculous act: it eats its own brain!

Because it no longer needs it! No movement, no brain!

Movement is essential to brain development!

[All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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