162: Hundreds of Eyes | English | Printed
The human eye is compared to a camera, but the scallop’s eye is compared to a reflector telescope, like the one invented by Isaac Newton. This Fable reveals the incredible eyes of the scallop! The scallop eyes can identify predators in one spot and observe the surrounding environment simultaneously. There is much more to sea life than only collecting pretty shells for adornment. We need to discover and implement, through the beauty of science, the wisdom embedded in Nature – wisdom that goes beyond what we could previously have imagined. Let’s enter into the spirit of discovery and see what Nature (and the Fables) can teach us!
This Fable was inspired by Ibn Al-Haytham who lived in the 11th century and is considered to be the father of optics. He is the author of the influential Book on Optics that forms the basis for the development of telescopes. He made significant contributions to optics, number theory, geometry, astronomy and natural philosophy.
Gunters Fables are structured to include the following learning guides and categories: Did you Know, Think about it, Teachers and Parents Guide, Academic Knowledge, Emotional Intelligence, The Arts, Systems: Making the Connections, Capacity to Implement and who the Fable is Inspired By!