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The authors demonstrate how ontology recapitulates phylogeny. From the atom to evolution, the use of descriptive illustrations displays how all living things are connected.
Another remnant from the days I spent in a geology course at the University of Texas is the joy of still being able to roll out the phrase: "Ontology recapitulates phylogeny." No matter that I barely remember what it means.
For `Primer,' Thompson has painted 12 exquisite and ironic images on themes such as "Ontology recapitulates Phylogeny," "Sperm Cells in Chintz" and "Menses."

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