kevan + snails   3

Stephen Wolfram, Introduction to "A New Kind of Science"
"Well, in the actual [snail] shell, the pattern is laid down by a line of pigment-producing cells on the growing edge of the shell. And it seems that what happens can be captured rather well by a cellular automaton rule."
emergence  maths  snails 
4 weeks ago by kevan
Wikipedia: Conkers
"The first recorded game of conkers using horse chestnuts was on the Isle of Wight in 1848. Until then, children used snail shells or hazelnuts."
cheating  children  games  trees  snails 
october 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | It's moving at a snail's pace - but it may be evolution in action
"The Leeds team has established genetic differences between the colonies and evidence that "divorce" is imminent."
evolution  snails 
july 2004 by kevan

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