Reinventing Science: Cells

Multicelled

Biology textbooks tend to dramatically simplify cells. Students of biology are taught a generic plant cell and animal cell and the differences between them. However, this does not take into account that both plants and animals have many different specialised cells, and there are also single celled organisms such as bacteria, archea and algae. Not to mention fungi and protistas. This desire to simplify life can be seen throughout the scientific community. It has become so that any research that does not fit into the accepted order is rejected; ridiculed even. For this reason I have kept my research to myself. I release it here in the hope that my work will enter human consciousness before it can be dismissed and suppressed by the establishment.

Notebook

This is a page taken from my note book from an expedition to the Atacama desert. We went on a mission to dig deeper below the saline surface and see what can survive where there is no light or oxygen. We drilled ten metres deep into the desert to extract a soil sample containing a number of single celled organisms and even a few multicellular organisms. These are some drawings of the cells as seen through an electron microscope. They defy expectation, giving us a glimpse into a bizarre and almost inaccessible world.

Many of the components of the protoplasm in these cells have not been seen before and are not yet understood. However, some basic features are recognisable: the nucleus, Golgi apparatus and vacuoles.

Some enlarged versions.

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