We are not assembled together and made into us….

When we are in the womb growing our arms and legs they come out of the whole, and are not assembled together and made into us. This is indeed how we see the world, and indeed how it is. We are not like mechanical robots where you pull an arm off the shelf and bolt it on a body, and then insert a computer. Biological process starts with a whole, then develops.

So these structure-preserving changes are how we develop physically, and how we do socially: little pieces of each other help us all grow, and we are community before we are individuals. We develop, like images on a photographic paper—already there, becoming more and more distinct as we grow.

:- Doug.

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