Transcript of part of the Journal
The starflies swarmed around me as I walked through the forest, attracted by the light of my lamp. Soon their numbers increased to such an extent that my light seemed insignificant compared to the light that they emitted. At this point I decided to turn my lamp off and walk away to see if they would disperse. Quite the contrary! Instead, their number continued to grow. Standing a few yards away from the swarm, I watched them in amazement... an orb of light slowly growing and forming great shapes, acting almost as a single organism. First they group closely together, looking like a miniature sun! Now they spread apart, forming a great, spherical helix! Now, they form a spherical, undulating web! How these unintelligent creatures communicate, I know not. Who conducts this beautiful dance?