In the beginning…

A blob was blobbing. It wanted to know everything about itself. It manifested an illuminating beam of energy that patterned stuff into existence. Here we are. Thank you, illuminating, pattern-forming beam of energy. Now, let’s all go back to the blob.


innermost membrane around the embryo of a higher vertebrate (reptiles, birds, mammals), 1660s, Modern Latin, from Greek amnion “membrane around a fetus,” originally “vase in which the blood of a sacrifice was caught,” which is of unknown origin; sometimes said to be from ame “bucket,” or a diminutive of amnos “lamb.”

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