Caspar Henderson



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“We are only fully human when we act as if the life beyond us matters.”
Caspar Henderson

“Microbes dominated the Proterozoic and arguably they still largely determine the course of life today. They are, as the microbiologist John Ingraham puts it, ‘our inventors, progenitors and keepers’. (They are also our disposers: death is not the end, it’s just a case of being metabolically different.) In the big picture – the cycles of life on Earth – microbes are the beginning and end of all. Or, as the palaeontologist Andrew Knoll asserts, ‘eukaryotes are the icing and prokaryotes are the cake’.”
Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary

“Moray eels have a second set of jaws deep at the back of their throat which shoot forward at high speed, grab the prey and rapidly protract backwards again, pulling the prey down into the oesophagus as the animal closes its mouth.”
Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary

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