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A Quote by Sydney Brenner on discovery, ideas, order, progress, and science

Progress of science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, provably in that order.

Sydney Brenner (1927 -)

Source: Nature [May 5, 1980 and Jun. 7, 1980]

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A Quote by Susan Taylor on life, mind, needs, opportunity, order, quiet, and time

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly . . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.

Susan Taylor

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A Quote by Susan Hill on death, garden, life, order, and time

There is a continuity about the garden and an order of succession in the garden year which is deeply pleasing, and in one sense there are no breaks or divisions - seed time flows on to flowering time and harvest time; no sooner is one thing dying than another is coming to life.

Susan Hill

Source: Reflections from a Garden, 1995

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A Quote by Stuart Kauffman on creation, expectation, failure, life, myth, order, potential, simplicity, theory, thought, understanding, and water

If biologists have ignored self-organization, it is not because self-ordering is not pervasive and profound. It is because we biologists have yet to understand how to think about systems governed simultaneously by two sources of order, Yet who seeing the snowflake, who seeing simple lipid molecules cast adrift in water forming themselves into cell-like hollow lipid vesicles, who seeing the potential for the crystallization of life in swarms of reacting molecules, who seeing the stunning order for free in networks linking tens upon tens of thousands of variables, can fail to entertain a central thought: if ever we are to attain a final theory in biology, we will surely, surely have to understand the commingling of self-organization and selection. We will have to see that we are the natural expressions of a deeper order. Ultimately, we will discover in our creation myth that we are expected after all.

Stuart Kauffman

Source: Stuart Kauffman At Home in the Universe, Oxford University Press, 1995, p 112.

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A Quote by Stuart Kauffman on accidents, argument, effort, facts, fame, growth, history, justice, needs, order, plants, reflection, and understanding

Pick up a pinecone and count the spiral rows of scales. You may find eight spirals winding up to the left and 13 spirals winding up to the right, or 13 left and 21 right spirals, or other pairs of numbers. The striking fact is that these pairs of numbers are adjacent numbers in the famous Fibonacci series: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21. . . . Here, each term is the sum of the previous two terms. The phenomenon is well known and called phyllotaxis. Many are the efforts of biologists to understand why pinecones, sunflowers, and many other plants exhibit this remarkable pattern. Organisms do the strangest things, but all these odd things need not reflect selection or historical accident. Some of the best efforts to understand phyllotaxis appeal to a form of self-organization. Paul Green, at Stanford, has argued persuasively that the Fibonacci series is just what one would expect as the simplest self-repeating pattern that can be generated by the particular growth processes in the growing tips of the tissues that form sunflowers, pinecones, and so forth. Like a snowflake and its sixfold symmetry, the pinecone and its phyllotaxis may be part of order for free . . .

Stuart Kauffman

Source: Stuart Kauffman in At Home in the Universe, Oxford University Press, 1995, p 151.

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A Quote by Steven Wright on order and songs

Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song . . . the guy who wrote that, wrote everything.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on fighting, hunger, losing, order, and temptation

In Jack Dempsey's early days he had a fight contract, which paid him two dollars per fight for the fights he won. He received nothing for the fights he lost. Jack Dempsey said that in his early days he was knocked down a lot of times and he usually was tempted to stay down because he knew that no one would hit him again until he started to get up. But Jack was a hungry fighter and he knew that if he was going to eat, he must get up in order to get the two dollars. He tells of one occasion when he was knocked down 11 times in one fight, and 11 times he got up in order to win the $2.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Sterling W. Sill, This Nation Under God, p. 29

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on forgiveness, justice, order, and work

And if something should be found, particularly in the first part of the dissertation, that one is generally not accustomed to come across in scholarly writings, the reader must forgive my jocundity, just as I, in order to lighten the burden, sometimes sing at my work.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: THE CONCEPT OF IRONY 1844

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A Quote by Socrates on mankind, order, sharing, and unhappiness

If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stack in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they are already possessed of before that which would fall to them by such a division.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on good, men, and order

Bad men live to eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink in order to live.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: (Minutes before his execution)

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