In Nature We See Ourselves
Nature is a marvelous model for humans in so many ways. It is from nature that we learn such things as time heals all wounds, today’s problems dissipate in the face of tomorrow’s opportunities and our worst fears exist just before the dawn.
Nature also has a way of depicting the human anatomy in surreal fashion.
But little in nature has reflected that bodily cavity that, without it, would simply make life miserable. Let me now correct this oversight.
From the Cuncas II tunnel near Mauriti, Brazil we have a display resembling an anal sphincter in the relaxed mode
And this fresh-impact crater taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recreates an image of an anal sphincter in its constricted mode
No need to thank me for filling this void because from this point on any thoughts of the Mars surface and deep tunnels in the earth’s bowels will forever now make you think of a part of your anatomy you seldom get to see, no matter what tomorrow, time or the dawn have in store for you.