Monday, March 15, 2010

The Immortals

"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us [extraterrestrials], to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken." -- Genesis 3:22-23

Mintowt-Czyz, L., Turritopsis Nutricula: The World's Only Immortal Creature, The Times, Jan 2009

Turritopsis nutricula may be the world’s only “immortal” creature.

Jellyfish usually die after propagating but Turritopsis reverts to a sexually immature stage after reaching adulthood and is capable of rejuvenating itself.

The 4-5mm diameter creature, technically known as a hydrozoan, is the only known animal that is capable of reverting to its juvenile polyp state.

Theoretically, this cycle can repeat indefinitely, rendering it potentially immortal.


KV said...


Why did you not know that the Lord of the Genesis was really a God of jellyfish? What? The wimps hid that fact from you? Damn! Science!

Quantum_Flux said...

civilization is immortal, and evolves into perfection