The tree of life is not a metaphor; it’s where Salticid the jumping spider lives! Her branch, populated by all the other spiders, is minding its own business when giant chains appear and try to force the tree to grow in different directions. The intrepid arachnid sets out to find the cause, and runs afoul of a bipedal king..
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The Tree’s Shadow
As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever-branching and beautiful ramifications.
– Charles Darwin Continue reading