After Stretton finished mapping the connectome of the nematode worm, he had far more questions than he did before he started:
George Gilder: Tony Stretton, who worked with the major biological laboratory at Cambridge in Britain and then came to Wisconsin, where he’s been a professor of biology for decades, did the first full connectome of the nematode worm.
And he started out thinking this was going to be a simple job to really define all the connections in the brain of a tiny worm, which is the smallest. And it’s believed to have a full, discrete brain.
And he said the more he learned about the brain of a nematode, the less he felt he knew… And the oceans of reality lay still far beyond his reach and beyond his ken.News, “Stretton’s Paradox: The paradox of the lowly worm” at Mind Matters News
It gets better when we get to humans… 😉
See also: Epigenetic learning appears confirmed in nematodes: Weismann barrier broken