Margaret and Christine Wertheim are in the process of crocheting a 3-D coral reef on their dining room table that looks to the naked eye like a bunch of scrunchies.
Margaret who is a science writer when shes not sewing up sea creatures says there arent any fish in the crochet coral reef because theyre focused on critters who have a pattern found in nature called hyperbolic structure.
Theres a scientific method to the madness: She says the patterns in nature are a friendly example for creationists who might be fuzzy on evolution.
The twins have knitted more than 60 coral pieces so far and the most popular is a large orange coral that took 150 hours to make.
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