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biology ::: n. --> The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.

biology ::: n. --> The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.


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1:The supersession of dualism in biology begins to occur in this science at the moment when the ‘time’ factor is taken into consideration. ~ Jean Gebser,
2:Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase practice makes perfect. ~ ,
3:There is only one thing which is more unreasonable than the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in physics, and this is the unreasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics in biology. ~  Israel Gelfand,
4:Sciences reach a point where they become mathematized..the central issues in the field become sufficiently understood that they can be thought about mathematically..[by the early 1990s] biology was no longer the science of things that smelled funny in refrigerators (my view from undergraduate days in the 1960s)..The field was undergoing a revolution and was rapidly acquiring the depth and power previously associated exclusively with the physical sciences. Biology was now the study of information stored in DNA - strings of four letters: A, T, G, and C..and the transformations that information undergoes in the cell. There was mathematics here! ~  Leonard Adleman,
5:[Computer science] is not really about computers -- and it's not about computers in the same sense that physics is not really about particle accelerators, and biology is not about microscopes and Petri dishes...and geometry isn't really about using surveying instruments. Now the reason that we think computer science is about computers is pretty much the same reason that the Egyptians thought geometry was about surveying instruments: when some field is just getting started and you don't really understand it very well, it's very easy to confuse the essence of what you're doing with the tools that you use. ~ Harold Abelson, Introductory lecture to Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs ,
6:It marshals a vast amount of scientific evidence, from physics to biology, and offers extensive arguments, all geared to objectively proving the holistic nature of the universe. It fails to see that if we take a bunch of egos with atomistic concepts and teach them that the universe is holistic, all we will actually get is a bunch of egos with holistic concepts. Precisely because this monological approach, with its unskillful interpretation of an otherwise genuine intuition, ignores or neglects the "I" and the "we" dimensions, it doesn't understand very well the exact nature of the inner transformations that are necessary in the first place in order to be able to find an identity that embraces the manifest All. Talk about the All as much as we want, nothing fundamentally changes. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality ,
7:A poet once said, 'The whole universe is in a glass of wine.' We will probably never know in what sense he meant it, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look at a glass of wine closely enough we see the entire universe. There are the things of physics: the twisting liquid which evaporates depending on the wind and weather, the reflection in the glass; and our imagination adds atoms. The glass is a distillation of the earth's rocks, and in its composition we see the secrets of the universe's age, and the evolution of stars. What strange array of chemicals are in the wine? How did they come to be? There are the ferments, the enzymes, the substrates, and the products. There in wine is found the great generalization; all life is fermentation. Nobody can discover the chemistry of wine without discovering, as did Louis Pasteur, the cause of much disease. How vivid is the claret, pressing its existence into the consciousness that watches it! If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts -- physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on -- remember that nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for. Let it give us one more final pleasure; drink it and forget it all! ~ Richard P Feynman,
8:The great men of the past have given us glimpses of what is possible in the way of personality, of intellectual understanding, of spiritual achievement, of artistic creation. But these are scarcely more than Pisgah glimpses. We need to explore and map the whole realm of human possibility, as the realm of physical geography has been explored and mapped. How to create new possibilities for ordinary living? What can be done to bring out the latent capacities of the ordinary man and woman for understanding and enjoyment; to teach people the techniques of achieving spiritual experience (after all, one can acquire the technique of dancing or tennis, so why not of mystical ecstasy or spiritual peace?)... The zestful but scientific exploration of possibilities and of the techniques for realizing them will make our hopes rational, and will set our ideals within the framework of reality, by showing how much of them are indeed realizable. Already, we can justifiably hold the belief that these lands of possibility exist, and that the present limitations and miserable frustrations of our existence could be in large measure surmounted. We are already justified in the conviction that human life as we know it in history is a wretched makeshift, rooted in ignorance; and that it could be transcended by a state of existence based on the illumination of knowledge and comprehension, just as our modern control of physical nature based on science transcends the tentative fumblings of our ancestors, that were rooted in superstition and professional secrecy. ~ Julian Huxley, Transhumanism ,
9:There is one point in particular I would like to single out and stress, namely, the notion of evolution. It is common to assume that one of the doctrines of the perennial philosophy... is the idea of involution-evolution. That is, the manifest world was created as a "fall" or "breaking away" from the Absolute (involution), but that all things are now returning to the Absolute (via evolution). In fact, the doctrine of progressive temporal return to Source (evolution) does not appear anywhere, according to scholars as Joseph Campbell, until the axial period (i.e. a mere two thousand years ago). And even then, the idea was somewhat convoluted and backwards. The doctrine of the yugas, for example, sees the world as proceeding through various stages of development, but the direction is backward: yesterday was the Golden Age, and time ever since has been a devolutionary slide downhill, resulting in the present-day Kali-Yuga. Indeed, this notion of a historical fall from Eden was ubiquitous during the axial period; the idea that we are, at this moment, actually evolving toward Spirit was simply not conceived in any sort of influential fashion. But sometime during the modern era-it is almost impossible to pinpoint exactly-the idea of history as devolution (or a fall from God) was slowly replaced by the idea of history as evolution (or a growth towards God). We see it explicitly in Schelling (1775-1854); Hegel (1770-1831) propounded the doctrine with a genius rarely equaled; Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) made evolution a universal law, and his friend Charles Darwin (1809-1882) applied it to biology. We find it next appearing in Aurobindo (1872-1950), who gave perhaps its most accurate and profound spiritual context, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) who made it famous in the West. But here is my point: we might say that the idea of evolution as return-to-Spirit is part of the perennial philosophy, but the idea itself, in any adequate form, is no more than a few hundred years old. It might be 'ancient' as timeless, but it is certainly not ancient as "old."... This fundamental shift in the sense or form of the perennial philosophy-as represented in, say, Aurobindo, Hegel, Adi Da, Schelling, Teilhard de Chardin, Radhakrishnan, to name a few-I should like to call the "neoperennial philosophy." ~ Ken Wilber, The Eye Of Spirit ,

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1:The Biology of Belief ~ Wayne W Dyer,
2:Biology was so damn sexy. ~ Lucy Score,
3:Belief creates biology. ~ Norman Cousins,
4:Sociobiology, E. O. Wilson ~ Frans de Waal,
5:Biology always beats will power. ~ Mehmet Oz,
6:Politics is applied biology. ~ Ernst Haeckel,
7:Love is poetry plus biology. ~ Lawrence Durrell,
8:Disgust is intuitive microbiology ~ Steven Pinker,
9:Biology transcends society. ~ Jessie Redmon Fauset,
10:The vibrant new field of astrobiology ~ Ian Whates,
11:Your biography becomes your biology. ~ Caroline Myss,
12:Biology enables, Culture forbids. ~ Yuval Noah Harari,
13:Love, in its purest form, is biology. ~ Ron Currie Jr,
14:What least makes a mother is biology. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
15:Biology is destiny only for girls. ~ Elizabeth Hardwick,
16:History is biology's dumping ground ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
17:Your biography becomes your biology”—if ~ Caroline Myss,
18:biology has become an information science, ~ James Gleick,
19:I loved the idea that biology was logical. ~ Cynthia Kenyon,
20:There are no monotone "values" in biology. ~ Gregory Bateson,
21:Ubiquity must never be mistaken for biology. ~ Phil Zuckerman,
22:because our biology always needs something more. ~ Mark Manson,
23:Biology has at least 50 more interesting years. ~ James D Watson,
24:Don't know much about history Don't know much biology. ~ Sam Cooke,
25:Our reality depends on what our biology is up to. ~ David Eagleman,
26:The biology of purpose keeps my nose above the surface. ~ Brian Eno,
27:Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
28:Good biology without good philosophy will be a calamity. ~ George Will,
29:Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion. ~ Leon Kass,
30:is not biology that determines fatherhood. It is love. ~ Kristin Hannah,
31:We have taken control of biology, but not of ourselves. ~ Sean B Carroll,
32:Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
33:It is not biology that determines fatherhood. It is love. ~ Kristin Hannah,
34:The laws of biology are the fundamental lessons of history. ~ Ariel Durant,
35:The laws of biology are written in the language of diversity. ~ E O Wilson,
36:The major thing is to view biology as an information science. ~ Leroy Hood,
37:Who you are depends on the sum total of your neurobiology. ~ David Eagleman,
38:who you are depends on the sum total of your neurobiology. ~ David Eagleman,
39:I heard water evaporating. I heard the tick of my own biology. ~ Tim O Brien,
40:I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology. ~ John Pople,
41:Biology is stupid and cruel and should feel bad about itself. ~ Seanan McGuire,
42:The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit, ~ Brian L Weiss,
43:Biology sees right and wrong as the same color in different light. ~ Delia Owens,
44:In geopolitics, as in biology, expiration dates are never visible. ~ John Feffer,
45:I've always liked all the sciences like math, physics and biology ~ Sigrid Agren,
46:There’s a difference between biology and real love, I’ve learned. ~ Ginger Scott,
47:Sexuality is the great field of battle between biology and society. ~ Nancy Friday,
48:I remember being in strong physics, physiology and biology classes. ~ Barbara Block,
49:I've always hated biology who cares how a cell divides, it just does ~ Sara Shepard,
50:My purpose is to examine the biology of selfishness and altruism. ~ Richard Dawkins,
51:Where did biology, morality, literature, and philosophy intersect? ~ Paul Kalanithi,
52:Culture is how biology responds and makes its living conditions better. ~ C J Cherryh,
53:Technology evolves faster than people do, faster than biology does. ~ Chuck Klosterman,
54:The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease by Marc Lewis. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
55:Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. ~ Theodosius Dobzhansky,
56:It is in our biology, this reptilian feeling of wanting what the next guy has. ~ Ruby Wax,
57:The evolution of sex is the hardest problem in evolutionary biology. ~ John Maynard Smith,
58:There is more to biology than rats, Drosophila, Caenorhabditis, and E. coli. ~ Ernst Mayr,
59:My interest in biology was pretty much always on the philosophical side. ~ Richard Dawkins,
60:Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique. ~ Jared Diamond,
61:Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology. ~ Ray Comfort,
62:In the fight between biology and morality, biology has commonly won in the end. ~ Semir Zeki,
63:The use of thermodynamics in biology has a long history rich in confusion. ~ Harold Morowitz,
64:Not biology, but ignorance of ourselves, has been the key to our powerlessness ~ Adrienne Rich,
65:So how do you do it? Not make a baby, balance an equation. I did biology last year. ~ Hank Green,
66:Molecular biology is essentially the practice of biochemistry without a license. ~ Erwin Chargaff,
67:I am very comfortable with the idea that we can override biology with free will. ~ Richard Dawkins,
68:Biology is not destiny; you can be the child of an evil person and be a good person ~ Dennis Prager,
69:I think we need to start thinking about grounding our moral systems in our biology. ~ Frans de Waal,
70:I don't believe in destiny; I just believe in biology, and hotness, and wanting girls. ~ Ned Vizzini,
71:One begins to wonder if all the most interesting problems in physics are now in biology. ~ Nick Lane,
72:On the day that your mentality
Decides to catch up with your biology,
Come 'round ~ Morrissey,
73:The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology. ~ E O Wilson,
74:your biography—that is, the experiences that make up your life—becomes your biology. ~ Caroline Myss,
75:...until she was old enough to understand about God and biology and luck, she asked. ~ Melissa Senate,
76:THE STRIKING CONTRAST In biology we are faced with an entirely different situation. ~ Erwin Schr dinger,
77:The typical imperative from biology is not "Thou shalt... ," but "If ... then ... else. ~ Steven Pinker,
78:But there is nothing in biology yet found that indicates the inevitability of death. ~ Richard P Feynman,
79:The most successful of biology’s creatures coexist in mutually beneficial ecosystems. ~ Douglas Rushkoff,
80:Family isn’t a matter of history. Or biology,” he said softly. “It’s a matter of choice. ~ Courtney Milan,
81:free will is making a comeback. Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
82:As a general rule of biology, migratory species are less 'aggressive' than sedentary ones. ~ Bruce Chatwin,
83:I'm not the one going for a biology degree. I'm just a philosophy major who eats people. ~ Scott Westerfeld,
84:I'm trying to figure out the biology of dinosaurs and what they were like as living creatures. ~ Jack Horner,
85:If certain Jewish communities had distinctive qualities, they were due to history, not biology. ~ Shlomo Sand,
86:When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage. ~ Kelly McGonigal,
87:I'm sure it's innate, it's just biology, for a man to want a woman who can give him children. ~ Liane Moriarty,
88:In his autobiography, What Mad Pursuit, he speaks of the difference between physics and biology: ~ Oliver Sacks,
89:there’s a certain lack of respect for physics and biology when you ignore the power of a firearm. ~ L H Thomson,
90:Evolutionary biology is crazy because sometimes it seems anybody can draw any conclusion they want. ~ Naomi Wolf,
91:I don't find biology as interesting as politics and humanism. I talk more about existential stuff. ~ Dana Carvey,
92:For all the accomplishments of molecular biology, we still can't tell a live cat from a dead cat. ~ Lynn Margulis,
93:So you’re a parasite?” We like to think of it as symbiotic, but we can discuss biology another time. ~ Wesley Chu,
94:I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life - past, present, and future. ~ Rachel Carson,
95:In my lab, we're interested in the transition from chemistry to early biology on the early earth. ~ Jack W Szostak,
96:Molecular biology has routinely taken problematic things under its wing without altering core ideas. ~ Ian Hacking,
97:If you talk about sous-vide, then you have to talk about food safety, and microbiology, and heat. ~ Nathan Myhrvold,
98:iGEM is creating that same sort of idea of team-based projects around biology instead of around robots. ~ Anonymous,
99:Through some combination of culture and biology, our minds are intuitively receptive to religion. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
100:We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology. ~ Jeremy Rifkin,
101:horizon of hope.” “So men and women are doomed forever, by biology, to be separated? To not even own ~ Carolyn Weber,
102:I disagree with those who argue that evolutionary biology and the existence of God are incompatible. ~ Elliott Sober,
103:It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love? ~ Celeste Ng,
104:Biology isn’t just genes playing out some unalterable script. It is sensitive to the world around it, ~ Bruce D Perry,
105:(It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?) ~ Celeste Ng,
106:If we do not allow free thinking in chemistry or biology, why should we allow it in morals or politics? ~ Auguste Comte,
107:It was one thing to defy the laws of biology, but defying the laws of geometry was downright condescending. ~ Anonymous,
108:A work of art is one of mystery, the one extreme magic; everything else is either arithmetic or biology. ~ Truman Capote,
109:Within all the worlds of biology, she searched for an explanation of why a mother would leave her offspring ~ Delia Owens,
110:Within all the worlds of biology, she searched for an explanation of why a mother would leave her offspring. ~ Delia Owens,
111:Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose ~ Richard Dawkins,
112:In science, if the last 50 years were the age of physics, the next 50 years will be the age of biology. ~ William J Clinton,
113:Wallace, King and Sanders point out in Biology: The Science of Life (that rarest thing: a readable textbook), ~ Bill Bryson,
114:I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Jackson High Biology Department. Stay in school, kids- Link ~ Kami Garcia,
115:The miracles of technology cause us to live in a hectic, clockwork world that does violence to human biology, ~ Alan W Watts,
116:Arriving at cell theory has been considered even more important to biology than Darwin’s theory of evolution, ~ Lewis Wolpert,
117:Relativity must replace absolutism in the realm of morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology. ~ Thomas Cochrane,
118:We can truly see that consciousness is operating creatively even in biology, even in the evolution of species. ~ Amit Goswami,
119:I have to keep reminding myself -- this is not me. It is chemistry. It is biology. It is not who I am. ~ David Levithan,
120:The same few dozen organic molecules are used over and over again in biology for the widest variety of functions. ~ Carl Sagan,
121:Weddell/Canaba was still an ass at heart, Miles reflected. But he did know his molecular biology. After ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
122:Biology doesn't make anyone a parent," Cassia added as she tucked her Eturian prayer stone beneath her shirt. ~ Melissa Landers,
123:Biology will relate every human gene to the genes of other animals and bacteria, to this great chain of being. ~ Walter Gilbert,
124:The twentieth century showed us the evil face of physics. This century will show us the evil face of biology. ~ Douglas Preston,
125:But biology does not readjust to accommodate the false theories of scientists …’ – James le Fanu, British physician ~ Tim Noakes,
126:Civics lessons and biology lessons intermingled, hormones spoken of alongside the laws that governed their excesses. ~ Hugh Howey,
127:Indeed, if "biology is chemistry with history," as somebody has said, then nature writing is biology with love. ~ Edward Hoagland,
128:In fact perhaps the only law in biology is that all flesh is mortal and all species become extinct eventually. ~ Richard Lewontin,
129:What was that?" Galladon demanded. "I think I just destroyed the biology section" Raoden replied with wonder. ~ Brandon Sanderson,
130:You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology. ~ Deepak Chopra,
131:Antoine was Julien’s father in every way that mattered. It is not biology that determines fatherhood. It is love. ~ Kristin Hannah,
132:If molecular biology was about attention to detail and particularity, bioinformatics is about generality and totality. ~ Anonymous,
133:I've always been interested in science - one of my favourite books is James Watson's 'Molecular Biology of the Gene.' ~ Bill Gates,
134:I wonder how biology can explain the physical pain you feel in your chest when all you want to do is be with someone. ~ Dan Howell,
135:Whatever makes us happy today will no longer make us happy tomorrow, because our biology always needs something more. ~ Mark Manson,
136:Most likely, logic is capable of justifying mathematics to no greater extent than biology is capable of justifying life. ~ IU I Manin,
137:The virgin birth, understood as literal biology, makes Christ's divinity, as traditionally understood, impossible. ~ John Shelby Spong,
138:The ultimate aim of the modern movement in biology is in fact to explain all biology in terms of physics and chemistry. ~ Francis Crick,
139:Geology differs from physics, chemistry, and biology in that the possibilities for experiment are limited. ~ Reinout Willem van Bemmelen,
140:Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one's own genes in the generations to follow. ~ Lewis Thomas,
141:But the poetry of biology resides hidden in opposing tensions, and the often arduous fun comes from trying to reveal it. ~ Bernd Heinrich,
142:By means of the notion of “cultural evolution,” the democratic anthropologist tries to avoid questions of biology. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila,
143:Until we recognize the essential role of biology, our attempts to truly unify the universe will remain a train to nowhere. ~ Robert Lanza,
144:you choose to help others, you activate this state. Caring for others triggers the biology of courage and creates hope. ~ Kelly McGonigal,
145:Biology can be said to define possibilities but not determine them; it is never irrelevant but it is also not determinant. ~ Cordelia Fine,
146:If westerners cannot legitimately study the history of Africa or the Middle East, then only fish can study marine biology. ~ Bernard Lewis,
147:We study biology, physics, movements of glaciers... Where are the classes on envy, feeling wronged, despair, bitterness. ~ Alain de Botton,
148:you don’t need to understand any of the biology, just as you don’t need to understand radiation to use a microwave oven. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
149:Biology keeps culture on a leash, which is why you can’t teach a dog to play poker, never mind all those lying paintings. ~ Gregory Cochran,
150:Biology will tell you a lot of things, but there are many that it can not explain and you need to look at physics instead. ~ Walter Gilbert,
151:Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy. It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect. ~ Nicholas D Kristof,
152:Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death. ~ Carl Sagan,
153:Are we biology or God or something higher? I know my heart beats and I listen to it. The beat is biology, but what is the song? ~ James Frey,
154:I see psychoanalysis, art and biology ultimately coming together, just like cognitive psychology and neuroscience have merged. ~ Eric Kandel,
155:We study biology, physics, movements of glaciers... Where are the classes on envy, feeling wronged, despair, bitterness... ~ Alain de Botton,
156:Applied physics and chemistry bring more grist to the mill; applied biology will also be capable of changing the mill itself. ~ Julian Huxley,
157:Are we biology or God or something higher? I know my heart beats and I listen to it. The beat is biology, but what is the song? ~ James Frey,
158:Honestly, I didn't have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense, but I always liked the kind of big questions. ~ Andrew Bird,
159:Life is too short to hold in a single tear, a single laugh, a single breath. Biology is how we exist. Emotions are how we live. ~ Jewel E Ann,
160:you are part of a complex social network that changes your biology with every interaction, and which your actions can change ~ David Eagleman,
161:You are part of a complex social network that changes your biology with every interaction, and which your actions can change. ~ David Eagleman,
162:I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning. ~ Steve Jobs,
163:Janet Yellen at the FED is equivalent to having a biology schoolteacher who has never seen blood perform brain surgery. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
164:Mothers are hormonally wired to respond to, not ignore, their baby’s cries. (Fathers, take note: You can’t argue with biology!) ~ William Sears,
165:autoimmune diseases suggests they originate from fundamental disconnect between the outside world and an understimulated biology. ~ Scott Carney,
166:I learned about HeLa cells in my first basic biology class, and I just became completely obsessed with them from that point on. ~ Rebecca Skloot,
167:She said stupidity runs in the Y chromosome. I learned in biology that the X chromosome is for the females and Y for the males, s— ~ Layla Hagen,
168:Biology tells us that we are animals, and like all living things we exist only because we capture energy from our surroundings. When ~ Ian Morris,
169:We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget. ~ Mary Roach,
170:Don't know much about history, don't know much biology, don't know much about a science book, don't know much about the French I took. ~ Sam Cooke,
171:It looked like a biology lesson for gods, or a snapshot of the kind of pornography which might be enjoyed by sentient planets. ~ Alastair Reynolds,
172:Protein synthesis is a central problem for the whole of biology, and that it is in all probability closely related to gene action. ~ Francis Crick,
173:There is no true understanding of Biology without Chemistry. And there's no true understanding of Chemistry without Physics. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
174:We are well on our way to a unified theory of biology that will merge body and environment, brain and mind, genome and microbiome. ~ Deepak Chopra,
175:when you thumb your nose at the laws of physics like you've been doing, the universe tends to get you back through biology." Atticus ~ Kevin Hearne,
176:At the time I finished high school, I was determined to study biology, deeply convinced to eventually be a researcher. ~ Christiane Nusslein Volhard,
177:If you look at winners of the Nobel Prize in biology, you'll find a fair smattering of people who don't know how to work a pipette. ~ Aubrey de Grey,
178:But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work, I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more often than physical science. ~ David Brin,
179:The biggest advantage to believing in God is you don't have to understand anything, no physics, no biology. I wanted to understand. ~ James D Watson,
180:Freud's antique notion of women as diminished men is quite wrong. Biology instead reveals every man's battle to escape the woman within. ~ Steve Jones,
181:The supersession of dualism in biology begins to occur in this science at the moment when the ‘time’ factor is taken into consideration. ~ Jean Gebser,
182:Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy? ~ Auguste Comte,
183:So we've moved from an era when women's biology was women's destiny to today, which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny. ~ Warren Farrell,
184:The discovery of any kind of life [in Space] at all would be a tremendous watershed moment in biology, as well as all of science. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
185:During a sabbatical he learned enough biology to make a small but genuine contribution to geneticists’ understanding of mutations in DNA. ~ James Gleick,
186:I like to surf. I like to play guitar. I want to do college classes online. I wanted to do marine biology for a long time, but I don't know. ~ Ali Lohan,
187:Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I'm always looking for source material. ~ Jeff Koons,
188:Being mortal is about the struggle to cope with the constraints of our biology, with the limits set by genes and cells and flesh and bone. ~ Atul Gawande,
189:If you are lying in a tent in the Congo jungle, you don't want to be reading about rainforest biology. You want to be in a distant world. ~ David Quammen,
190:The basic science is not physics or mathematics but biology -- the study of life. We must learn to think both logically and bio-logically. ~ Edward Abbey,
191:If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. ~ James A Baldwin,
192:You cannot fully describe what it is to be a person in the language of biology; but that does not mean a person has non-biological parts. ~ Julian Baggini,
193:Anything that becomes digitized (biology, medicine, manufacturing, and so forth) hops on Moore’s law of increasing computational power. ~ Peter H Diamandis,
194:Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium. ~ Camille Paglia,
195:Evolution makes biology make sense. And if you don't teach your students the evolutionary core of biology, you're making it harder for them. ~ Eugenie Scott,
196:For humans—trapped in biology—there was no mercy: we lived a while, we fussed around for a bit and died, we rotted in the ground like garbage. ~ Donna Tartt,
197:If it squirms, it's biology; if it stinks, it's chemistry; if it doesn't work, it's physics; and if you can't understand it, it's mathematics. ~ Magnus Pyke,
198:Equity feminism is a moral doctrine about equal treatment that makes no commitments regarding open empirical issues in psychology or biology. ~ Steven Pinker,
199:The blooming of a flower is, in my mind, not a miracle. It's something that we can understand on the basis of molecular biology these days. ~ Francis Collins,
200:I'm enjoying my life, post-menopause, so much. It's just so great to grow into yourself, and not be bothered with all that tyranny of biology. ~ Roseanne Barr,
201:In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life. ~ Oliver Sacks,
202:Natural selection is not gene centrist and nor is biology all about genes; our comprehending minds are a result of our fast evolving culture. ~ Daniel Dennett,
203:Sex Ed - when I finally got to take it - was all about biology and birth control and nothing about anything that actually goes on between people. ~ E Lockhart,
204:he published a manifesto with a title Darwinists have been quoting ever since: “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution.”78 ~ Tom Wolfe,
205:Last week during Life Drawing, Ms Franklin asked me if I'd ever considered majoring in art instead of biology.
I asked her for a new eraser. ~ Michael Grant,
206:Our galaxy is 10 billion years old. The Earth is only 4.5 billion years old. We are a firefly flicker in the great astrobiology of the galaxy. ~ Geoffrey Marcy,
207:The gene provides an organizing principle for modern biology—and it tantalizes us with the prospect of controlling our bodies and fates. ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
208:The separation of psychology from the premises of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body. ~ Carl Jung,
209:Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third. ~ Thomas Huxley,
210:In polite society what you say to an attractive woman who is dressed in a way that makes you understand the power of biology is, "You look nice. ~ Joe R Lansdale,
211:It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous. ~ Bren Brown,
212:Mechanism and function are the eternal yin and yang of biology: they interact and intertwine, yet there is no greater sin than confusing the two. ~ Frans de Waal,
213:My fascination is broadly with biology and the fact that our increased understanding of biology allows for breakthroughs in a broad set of diseases. ~ Bill Gates,
214:Up high, biology vanishes to reveal a world shaped by the starker forces of geology and meteorology, the bare bones of the earth wrapped in sky. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
215:Computer science is to biology what calculus is to physics. It's the natural mathematical technique that best maps the character of the subject. ~ Harold Morowitz,
216:It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous. ~ Brene Brown,
217:The biology of empathy allows us to comprehend our connection to each other, to other living things, and to the physical world that supports life. ~ George Lakoff,
218:Whatever prompted life to begin, it happened just once. That is the most extraordinary fact in biology, perhaps the most extraordinary fact we know. ~ Bill Bryson,
219:Computer science needs to be part of the core curriculum - like algebra, biology, physics, or chemistry. We need all schools to teach it, not just 10%. ~ Brad Feld,
220:These hands are yours. You can use them
for good, or for evil. And no amount of nature, biology, or DNA determines those
decisions for you. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
221:We must [it has been arued] go beyond reductionism to a holistic recognition that biology and culture interpenetrate in an inextricable manner. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
222:Biology is more like history than it is like physics. You have to know the past to understand the present. And you have to know it in exquisite detail. ~ Carl Sagan,
223:When you have really solid biology and medical science at the core of an issue, it makes it much easier to identify what potential solutions may be. ~ James Redford,
224:I started taking a basic biology course, and I really loved it. I started asking research questions incessantly. I was drawn very quickly to biology. ~ James Rothman,
225:After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967. ~ Paul Nurse,
226:Databases, ontologies, and visual representations tie informatic genomes to the specific practices of computers, computational biology, and bioinformatics. ~ Anonymous,
227:I can't be as confident about computer science as I can about biology. Biology easily has 500 years of exciting problems to work on. It's at that level. ~ Donald Knuth,
228:What's been gratifying is to live long enough to see molecular biology and evolutionary biology growing toward each other and uniting in research efforts. ~ E O Wilson,
229:Death is the black hole of biology. It's an event horizon, and once you go over that event horizon, no information can be passed back out of the hole. ~ Terence McKenna,
230:The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was founded and directed by Tom Pollard, an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm. ~ Peter Agre,
231:Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology. ~ Arne Duncan,
232:it will explore the consequences of the evolution theory for a particular issue. My purpose is to examine the biology of selfishness and altruism. Apart ~ Richard Dawkins,
233:To what extent is someone at fault if his brain is damaged in ways about which he has no choice? After all, we are not independent of our biology, right? ~ David Eagleman,
234:What an evolutionary approach does not involve, however, is any notion that all behaviour is genetically determined and that our biology is our destiny. ~ Robin I M Dunbar,
235:But biology and computer science - life and computation - are related. I am confident that at their interface great discoveries await those who seek them. ~ Leonard Adleman,
236:Every psychological explanation comes sooner or later to lean either on biology or on logic (or on sociology, but this in turn leads to the same alternatives). ~ Jean Piaget,
237:Geology has joined biology in lowering mankind's self-esteem. Geology suggests how mankind's existence is contingent upon the geological consent of the planet. ~ George Will,
238:It's a lot like a biology study date,' I told my reflection nonchalantly. 'Only... Without the biology and studying.'

Biology study date... ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
239:that nothing in biology made sense except in the light of evolution and chance, contingency. He put everything in the context of deep evolutionary time. Steve ~ Oliver Sacks,
240:The specific areas of science that I have explored most over the years are subatomic physics, cosmology, and biology, including neuroscience and psychology. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
241:The work of both Piaget and Kinsey suggests that while biology is always a dominant influence on behavior, environment is critical to its expression. Even ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
242:For nine months I grew a human being inside my belly and then I pushed it out my vagina and now I'm feeding it with my boob. Biology is so fucking weird. ~ Heather B Armstrong,
243:It was a stunning result. Years later, long after these children had left home, this short intervention at age 11 was still dramatically affecting their biology. ~ Jo Marchant,
244:The fact that the mind rules the body is, in spite of its neglect by biology and medicine, the most fundamental fact which we know about the process of life. ~ Franz Alexander,
245:Thus, physics and astronomy relegated our world to a corner of the cosmos, and biology shifted our status from a simulacrum of God to a naked, upright ape. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
246:You can't even begin to understand biology, you can't understand life, unless you understand what it's all there for, how it arose - and that means evolution. ~ Richard Dawkins,
247:Because all of biology is connected, one can often make a breakthrough with an organism that exaggerates a particular phenomenon, and later explore the generality. ~ Thomas Cech,
248:In the midst of chaos and death, a new family had been forged. One that as chosen as opposed to an accident of biology—and for that reason, more abiding and enduring. ~ J R Ward,
249:Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine,
250:The big picture, I think, is that common ancestry is evidentially prior to natural selection in Darwin's theory and in contemporary evolutionary biology as well. ~ Elliott Sober,
251:We didn't stay in the caves. We haven't stayed on the planet. With biotechnology, gene sequencing, we are not going to even stay within the limitations of biology. ~ Jason Silva,
252:But the main lesson we can extract from biology is that it’s better to cultivate a team of populations that attack the problem in different, overlapping manners. ~ David Eagleman,
253:In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains. ~ Edward Lawrie Tatum,
254:Keep in mind that right and wrong are not matters of opinion. They are principles we must discover and apply. They are laws of biology for intelligent species ~ Richard J Maybury,
255:The technology of synthetic biology is currently accelerating at four times the rate of Moore's Law. It's been doing that since 2005, and it's likely to continue. ~ Stewart Brand,
256:It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology. ~ Freeman Dyson,
257:I don't think biology is replacing the feeling experienced through art. Biology is capable of giving additional insights. It's a parallel, not a substitutive process. ~ Eric Kandel,
258:we are not learning from a mere thousand days, but benefiting, thanks to evolution, from the learning of our ancestors—which found its way into our biology. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
259:Paradoxically, it has turned out that game theory is more readily applied to biology than to the field of economic behavior for which it was originally designed ~ John Maynard Smith,
260:Perhaps most excitingly, we are uncovering the brain basis of our behaviors - normal, abnormal and in-between. We are mapping a neurobiology of what makes us us. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
261:The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture. ~ Michael Pollan,
262:With continued progress in the rapidly growing field known as pharmacogenetics, it will become possible to prescribe drugs based on each patient's own unique biology. ~ Gary F Marcus,
263:My thinking is very flexible, and I hope that it will remain flexible and creative as long as biology permits me to think and that I will remain a rebel all my life. ~ Murray Bookchin,
264:I don't endorse deism or interventionist theism. My point is just that evolutionary biology is logically compatible with the former and with some versions of the latter. ~ Elliott Sober,
265:Philosophers of biology generally recognize that evolutionary fitness (roughly, an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in its environment) is multiply realizable. ~ Elliott Sober,
266:Indeed, some leading scientists, such as Dr. Thomas Seyfried, a professor of biology at Boston College, have proposed a yearly seven-day water-only fast for this very reason. ~ Jason Fung,
267:I really wanted to be a doctor, until my freshman year of college when I realized that while I was good at chemistry and biology, I really wasn't feeling challenged by it. ~ Marissa Mayer,
268:It requires a deliberate mental effort to turn biology the right way up again, and remind ourselves that the replicators come first, in importance as well as in history. ~ Richard Dawkins,
269:So I told the lady Biology and high school were useless crap, I was going to get a job, and I was never coming back to school.
And I didn’t.
Yeah, I sure showed them. ~ Diana Rowland,
270:We are not victims of our biology or circumstances. How we react to the events and circumstances of life can have an enormous impact on our mental and even physical health. ~ Caroline Leaf,
271:Biology has tended to be an observational science and deriving things from first principles has not been possible in the past but I hate to predict the future on that. ~ Jeremiah P Ostriker,
272:Housekeeping comprises the ability to find, evaluate, and use information about nutrition, cooking, chemistry and biology, health, comfort, laundry, cleaning, and safety. ~ Cheryl Mendelson,
273:I leaned in closer, like a fool, like someone who had not had months of survival training or ever studied biology. Someone tricked into thinking that words should be read. ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
274:Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
275:Looking to biology to explain the low prevalence of eating disorders among men is like looking to genetics to explain why nonsmokers do not get lung cancer as often as smokers. ~ Susan Bordo,
276:Of course language arose in a Darwinian biological world, because that's all there is, but that world relates only superficially to the pop-biology that circulates informally. ~ Noam Chomsky,
277:the recent discovery that your habits and emotions can impact your biology so deeply that it causes changes in the genes that are transmitted to the next several generations. ~ Daniel G Amen,
278:Although in principle we know the equations that govern the whole of biology, we have not been able to reduce the study of human behavior to a branch of applied mathematics. ~ Stephen Hawking,
279:biology is usually called upon to justify a society based on selfish principles, but we should never forget that it has also produced the glue that holds communities together. ~ Frans de Waal,
280:It will be in the convergence of evolutionary biology, developmental biology and cancer biology that the answer to cancer will lie. Nor will this confluence be a one-way street. ~ Paul Davies,
281:I also suspect that many workers in this field [molecular biology] and related fields have been strongly motivated by the desire, rarely actually expressed, to refute vitalism. ~ Francis Crick,
282:The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith? ~ Charles Darwin,
283:half of our happiness is determined by factors other than biology. Ten percent is connected to “life circumstances” and the other 40 percent is dependent on our life decisions. It ~ Joel Osteen,
284:God, there's teaching biology and teaching sexuality, and it's two separate things. They mix it and make it more of a morality thing where it's like, "A man and woman have a baby." ~ Jen Kirkman,
285:I was 12 or 13 years old. So I started to write poetry and fiction, even though I was really into biology because my dad was a science teacher. I kept writing all those years. ~ Darren Aronofsky,
286:My first class is biology. I can't find it and get my first demerit for wandering the hall. It is 8:50 in the morning. Only 699 days and 7 class periods until graduation. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
287:The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee. I am also indebted to The Biology of Cancer by Robert A. Weinberg, and to Josh Sundquist, Marshall Urist, and Jonneke Hollanders, ~ Anonymous,
288:I try to show the public that chemistry, biology, physics, astrophysics is life. It is not some separate subject that you have to be pulled into a corner to be taught about. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
289:man is a social animal, characterized by cronyism, nepotism, corruption, and gossip. That’s the intrinsic blueprint for our ‘ethical behavior,’” he argued. “It’s pure biology. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
290:Computer science … jobs should be way more interesting than even going to Wall Street or being a lawyer--or, I can argue, than anything but perhaps biology, and there it's just a tie. ~ Bill Gates,
291:Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth. But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened, and our view of the world is again being shaken. ~ Michael Behe,
292:If you prefer an “academic life” as a retreat from reality, do not go into biology. This field is for a man or woman who wishes to get even closer to life. —Hermann Muller We ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
293:One can choose to obsess over prescriptive rules, but they have no more to do with human language than the criteria for judging cats at a cat show have to do with mammalian biology. ~ Steven Pinker,
294:The fact that the mind rules the body is, in spite of its neglect by biology and medicine, the most fundamental fact which we know about the process of life. — FRANZ ALEXANDER, M. D. ~ Lissa Rankin,
295:So it seems to me there are two big unknowns at the very heart of biology today: why life evolved in the perplexing way it did, and why cells are powered in such a peculiar fashion. This ~ Nick Lane,
296:The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. ~ Rachel Carson,
297:"Tiger is a natural kind" and "Tiger is a historical particular" are incompatible with each other, and evolutionary biology provides a reason for favoring the latter over the former. ~ Elliott Sober,
298:I trained initially as a physical chemist, and then, after becoming interested in biology, I went to medical school and learned how to be a physician. So, I'm a physician scientist. ~ Francis Collins,
299:It's funny but when young people say to me "what can I study to be a force for change, should I study law or biology or business?" My answer is music, drama, journalism, communications. ~ Paul Watson,
300:The evidence for evolution pours in, not only from geology, paleontology, biogeography, and anatomy, but of course from molecular biology and every other branch of the life sciences. ~ Daniel Dennett,
301:A strong feeling of adventure is animating those who are working on bacterial viruses, a feeling that they have a small part in the great drive towards a fundamental problem in biology. ~ Max Delbruck,
302:This overall flow of genetic information—from DNA to RNA to protein—is known as the central dogma of molecular biology, and it is the language used to communicate and express life. ~ Jennifer A Doudna,
303:Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose. Physics is the study of simple things that do not tempt us to invoke design. ~ Richard Dawkins,
304:I can see no practical application of molecular biology to human affairs... DNA is a tangled mass of linear molecules in which the informational content is quite inaccessible. ~ Frank Macfarlane Burnet,
305:To address questions of scientific responsibility does not necessarily imply that one needs technical competence in a particular field (e.g. biology) to evaluate certain technical matters. ~ Serge Lang,
306:Biology is not destiny. There are ways to lead a good life with depression. Indeed, people who learn from their depression can develop a particular moral profundity from the experience, ~ Andrew Solomon,
307:What is truly revolutionary about molecular biology in the post-Watson-Crick era is that it has become digital...the machine code of the genes is uncannily computer-like.' -Richard Dawkins ~ Matt Ridley,
308:Berg to discuss the advances that were being made in gene splicing and recombinant DNA. Berg described how difficult it was to do experiments in a biology lab, where it could take weeks ~ Walter Isaacson,
309:Evolutionary biology is genuinely scientific, but more than that it opens the door to a world more marvellous than any Christian fundamentalist has ever read into the pages of the Bible. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
310:I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning, just like the digital one was when I was his age. ~ Walter Isaacson,
311:To conquer your biology, stop seeing people sexually and start seeing them as family. In our day, we have really a perverted notion where it's like strangers and potential sexual objects. ~ Mark Driscoll,
312:Too few people in computer science are aware of some of the informational challenges in biology and their implications for the world. We can store an incredible amount of data very cheaply. ~ Sergey Brin,
313:I'm an amateur science enthusiast. I'm not even a professional enthusiast. I don't know anything; I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper. ~ Dave Eggers,
314:Maybe the best we can hope for is that those we leave behind find comfort in knowing, that we’re born out of love, and not science. That biology explains the how, but love explains the why ~ Shane Koyczan,
315:The good news was that "biology" turned out to be the magic password for working at the Museum of Natural History, just the way "art history" would at the Met or "trust fund" at the MoMA. ~ Sloane Crosley,
316:Decades of rigorous testing of girls and boys confirm that there are few psychological differences between the sexes, and that the differences seen are heavily shaped by culture, not biology. ~ Angela Saini,
317:Physics was the first of the natural sciences to become fully modern and highly mathematical.Chemistry followed in the wake of physics, but biology, the retarded child, lagged far behind. ~ Michael Crichton,
318:She’s just a little faint,” I reassured Mrs. Hammond. “They’re blood typing in biology.” She nodded, understanding now. “There’s always one.” I stifled a laugh. Trust Bella to be that one. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
319:We know from biology that new forms of organisms simulate their primitive form as closely as possible at first, even though obliged to exist under changed internal and external conditions. ~ Wilhelm Ostwald,
320:But just like living under chronic stress is unhealthy, trying to control every aspect of your thoughts, emotions, and behavior is a toxic strategy. It is too big a burden for your biology. ~ Kelly McGonigal,
321:We’re at a moment in human history when the marriage of our biology and our technology will transcend the brain’s limitations. We can hack our own hardware to steer a course into the future. ~ David Eagleman,
322:For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now. ~ Janine Benyus,
323:Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, arguably the greatest discovery in biology in the twentieth century, famously said, “If you want to understand function, study structure. ~ David J Linden,
324:Thoughts are an important part of your inner wisdom and they are very powerful. A thought held long enough and repeated often enough becomes a belief. A belief then becomes your biology. ~ Christiane Northrup,
325:Your biography becomes your biology. This biography includes the totality of your choices, the things you feed your body - you thoughts, your actions, your food - the thing you feed your life. ~ Caroline Myss,
326:All I hope for is one moment of rational thought and a shot at action before I'm lost to a great saddening madness, pithed at the hands of my own stumbling biology.

[Johnny Truant] ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
327:And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry. ~ Michael Polanyi,
328:The school was very supportive. The only class that I had to attend every day was biology when we were doing dissections. I would take an 8 a.m. bio class, dissect my animal, and then run to work. ~ Mila Kunis,
329:Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is 'The Book of British Birds,' and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology. ~ Terry Eagleton,
330:It is all too easy to accept emotions as primitive "givens" and proceed toward a superficial understanding based on words, arbitrary definitions, and the quiddities of logic rather than biology. ~ Jaak Panksepp,
331:Although there are occasions when it is more pronounced and awful and occasions when it is actually horrific, trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people. It is the bedrock of our biology. ~ Mark Epstein,
332:Biology seems to be a chemical strategy for amplifying quantum mechanical indeterminacy so that it leaves the subatomic realm and can be present in a hundred and forty five pound block of meat. ~ Terence McKenna,
333:How do people stay in love, anyway? Is it a choice? Or is it like those plants we studied in biology that mutate into something new and totally different but are still part of the same plant family? ~ Libba Bray,
334:This is absolutely correct and forms part of the larger concept that top-down causation is a key factor not just in the way the brain works but in broader contexts in biology and even physics. ~ George F R Ellis,
335:This week, Georgia's board of education approved a plan that allows teachers to keep using the word Evolution when teaching biology. Though, as a compromise, dinosaurs are now called Jesus Horses. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
336:Yes, there's genetics. Yes, there are chromosomes. Yes, there's biology. Yes, there are environment, sociology, parenting, economics, class, and all of that. But there is something else, as well. ~ James Hillman,
337:In biology, fungus is a kingdom unto itself, a documented land of rot and decay, a place for yeasts and molds and spores and every manner of thing that grows in the dark, a fairy tale gone wrong. ~ A S A Harrison,
338:She’s just a little faint,” I reassured Mrs. Hammond. “They’re blood typing in biology.”
She nodded, understanding now. “There’s always one.”
I stifled a laugh. Trust Bella to be that one. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
339:There wasn’t much there—just Macy’s school texts, various biology and anatomy and nursing tomes. Fascinating stuff, I’m sure. Especially the one on thanatochemistry, whatever the hell that was. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
340:With my biology degree, I got this job at an environmental lab. We tested sewage runoff, we tested chemical warfare waste runoff. It's a job I'll never do again and I would never wish upon anybody. ~ Dustin Lynch,
341:her down. She was limited by biology and her flightsuit. Dwelling on her own constraints gave Molly another crazy idea. She recognized the old Tchung ship designs they were up against. If the missiles ~ Hugh Howey,
342:My brother and I were born in an Irish county called Tipperary. We were both very math- and science-inclined in high school. My dad trained as an electrical engineer, and my mom is in microbiology. ~ John Collison,
343:And so a strange new possibility is arising. Compromised, indefinite, sketchy, but not entirely obliterated: free will is making a comeback. Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
344:While Occam's razor is a useful tool in the physical sciences, it can be a very dangerous implement in biology. It is thus very rash to use simplicity and elegance as a guide in biological research. ~ Francis Crick,
345:Usually based on an economic agenda, white working-class voters don't buy into this whole biology-chemistry-abortion-gender agenda as much as they want more take-home pay. They want affordability. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
346:Chaitin proved that physical laws alone, for example, could not explain chemistry or biology, because the laws of physics contain drastically less information than do chemical or biological phenomena. ~ George Gilder,
347:We poor mortals, we fellow sufferers, are such victims of biology that we fill our lives with guilt about natural acts…and that we all have the goal of extricating ourselves from the thralldom of sex. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
348:Does the evolutionary doctrine clash with religious faith? It does not. It is a blunder to mistake the Holy Scriptures for elementary textbooks of astronomy, geology, biology, and anthropology. ~ Theodosius Dobzhansky,
349:The first thing that the boy called Smoke told Nick Waters was: “Your biology book’s in my locker. The combination is 5-3-5.” And the second thing he said was: “I didn’t do that fire, man. I’m innocent. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
350:virus. In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. ~ Richard Preston,
351:Biology can be divided into the study of proximate causes, the study of the physiological sciences (broadly conceived), and into the study of ultimate (evolutionary) causes, the subject of natural history. ~ Ernst Mayr,
352:mostly I saw her efforts to induct me into adulthood much as a calf might see its mother’s explanations of veal: I was being recruited into the great death march of biology—be born, reproduce, die. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
353:The machine code of the genes is uncannily computer-like. Apart from differences in jargon, the pages of a molecular biology journal might be interchanged with those of a computer engineering journal. ~ Richard Dawkins,
354:At that moment, I truly was in awe - of the way Darren and I had created a person together, of the way genetics made her look like me, of the way biology works to make this moment of happiness possible. ~ Jill Santopolo,
355:bi·sex·u·al   adj. sexually attracted to both men and women.  [BIOLOGY] having characteristics of both sexes.   n. a person who is sexually attracted to both men and women.   bi·sex·u·al·i·tyn. ~ Oxford University Press,
356:I like to read general biology - things about the immune system and advances in that area - because it lays the foundation for my part of the dialogue at the foundation about what things we ought to pursue. ~ Bill Gates,
357:It's amazing how many of the things needed for a basic biology lab are capable of blowing up, if you're willing to try very, very hard, and don't much care about possibly losing a few fingers in the process. ~ Mira Grant,
358:Like the good ape he is, man is a social animal, characterized by cronyism, nepotism, corruption, and gossip. That's the intrinsic blueprint for our 'ethical behavior,'" he argued. "It's pure biology. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
359:Like the good ape he is, man is a social animal, characterized by cronyism, nepotism, corruption, and gossip. That’s the intrinsic blueprint for our ‘ethical behavior,’” he argued. “It’s pure biology. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
360:The biology of emotional freedom depends on getting your endorphins flowing and turning off your stress hormones. How you achieve this? Laughter, exercise, meditation and doing anything that makes you loved. ~ Judith Orloff,
361:If a family is an expression of continuity through biology, a city is an expression of continuity through will amd imagination? through mental choices making artifice, not through physical reproduction. ~ A Bartlett Giamatti,
362:If you were standing in the path of the beam, you would obviously die pretty quickly. You wouldn't really die of anything, in the traditional sense. You would just stop being biology and start being physics. ~ Randall Munroe,
363:mutations. The Baldwin effect, also known as dual inheritance theory, brings culture and biology together and seeks to explain those evolutionary changes that can’t be explained by either one on their own. ~ Daniel L Everett,
364:The only two approaches to dealing with uncertainty are design and default. When you operate by default, your biology, which is wired for comfort, wins out and you almost always end up squarely in the gray zone. ~ Todd Henry,
365:I cannot think of a single field in biology or medicine in which we can claim genuine understanding, and it seems to me the more we learn about living creatures, especially ourselves, the stranger life becomes. ~ Lewis Thomas,
366:Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my brother Theodore a year older than me, I soon became interested in biology and developed a respect for the importance of science and the scientific method. ~ Frederick Sanger,
367:Richard either didn't hear me, or chose to ignore it. Smart, handsome, junior high science teacher, degree in preternatural biology, what more could i ask for? Give me a minute and I'd think of something. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
368:While this neurobiology is mighty impressive, the brain is not where a behavior 'begins'. It's merely the final common pathway by which all the factors in the chapters to come converge and create behavior. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
369:Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it's an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense. ~ Christopher McDougall,
370:If you want to become a biologist, it doesn't help to go into the Harvard biology library and all the information is there for you. You have to know what to look for and the internet is the same, just magnified. ~ Noam Chomsky,
371:High school was interesting, because I went from a public school middle school to an academy where the first year we were doing Latin, chemistry, biology. I mean, I was woefully unprepared for the type of study. ~ Kyle Chandler,
372:I want to know where joy lives. I'd interview scientists, religious leaders and heads of state. I'd want to find out exactly what makes people happy. I'd want to look into the biology, the chemistry of the human brain. ~ Goldie,
373:we still have a long way to go in terms of creating a rock-solid science that could match the certainty of, say, physics and biology. In the meantime, we all need a personal theory of what makes people tick. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
374:We use words like sister and aunt as if they describe rigid laws of biology. But despite our genetic essentialism, these laws are really only rules of thumb. Under the right conditions, they can be readily broken. ~ Carl Zimmer,
375:Opera stars know that biology is destiny. Sometime in their 50s or early 60s, the powerful, flexible and ultimately mysterious instrument that has been the source of their artistry frays, cracks and disappears. ~ Michael A Walsh,
376:The brain is biology's greatest challenge. Perhaps in a sense it is the greatest challenge for science as a whole, beyond moon landings, the ultimate particles of the physicist and the depths of astronomical space. ~ Steven Rose,
377:To pretend that civilization can exist without destroying its own landbase and the landbases and cultures of others is to be entirely ignorant of history, biology, thermodynamics, morality, and self-preservation. ~ Derrick Jensen,
378:I have spent a lifetime running from it, trying to forget, but now I see what a waste all that was. Antoine was Julien’s father in every way that mattered. It is not biology that determines fatherhood. It is love. ~ Kristin Hannah,
379:Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises. ~ Albert Memmi,
380:Women of all groups were measurably more likely than their male counterparts to vote for equality, health, and education, and against violence as a way of solving conflict. It wasn't about biology, but experience. ~ Gloria Steinem,
381:Most of us experience gender conditioning so young—research shows it begins in infancy—that we misunderstand the relationship between nature and nurture, culture and biology, fitting in and being oneself. ~ Thomas Page McBee,
382:Success is deeply rooted in time and place. You may have the drive to read tons of books on biology. But if there are no books on biology in your library, and the library is never open, your drive is meaningless. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
383:What an odd time to be a fundamentalist about adaptation and natural selection - when each major subdiscipline of evolutionary biology has been discovering other mechanisms as adjuncts to selection's centrality. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
384:Altruism has always been one of biology's deep mysteries. Why should any animal, off on its own, specified and labeled by all sorts of signals as its individual self, choose to give up its life in aid of someone else? ~ Lewis Thomas,
385:Herbert Read thought we would need a mystical theory to connect beauty and function. Well, it took one hundred years, but today we have that theory, one based in biology, neuroscience, and psychology, not mysticism. ~ Donald A Norman,
386:Now we see evolutionary trends in a variety of areas ranging from atomic and molecular physics through fluid mechanics, chemistry and biology to large scale systems of relevance in environmental and economic sciences ~ Ilya Prigogine,
387:Some people will bring up evolutionary biology and apes, how female apes bow to male apes - that sort of thing. But the point is this: we are not apes. Apes also live in trees and eat earthworms. We do not. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
388:I think people who have all kinds of debilitating mobility issues will benefit from robotic augmentation. That is even before we get into organ replacement and organ printing and synthetic biology and so on and so forth. ~ Jason Silva,
389:What sort of person experimentally infests a child with maggots? A confident sort, certainly. A maverick. Someone comfortable with the unpretty facts of biology. Someone who is perhaps himself an unpretty fact of biology. ~ Mary Roach,
390:It's also important that I, or [Producer] Karen Pritzker, also say that this film [ "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope"] is not going to singlehandedly solve crime and poverty, or make big changes. ~ James Redford,
391:Biology: how the physical body functions         • Psychology: developmental issues and thought patterns         • Social connections: social support and current life situation         • Spiritual health: what life means ~ Daniel G Amen,
392:Biology is a software process. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, each governed by this process. You and I are walking around with outdated software running in our bodies, which evolved in a very different era. ~ Ray Kurzweil,
393:If the history-deniers who doubt the fact of evolution are ignorant of biology, those who think the world began less than ten thousand years ago are worst than ignorant, they are the deluded to the point of perversity. ~ Richard Dawkins,
394:Rippon, Fine, Jordan-Young, and Kaiser have argued that biology and society are “entangled”—that they work in concert with each other, through mechanisms like plasticity, to create the complicated picture we call “gender. ~ Angela Saini,
395:If mathematics ability were rooted in biology and sex differences were fixed, then we wouldn’t expect to see these changes over time. What’s more, we would expect the differences to be the same everywhere. And they’re not. ~ Angela Saini,
396:Our mating is chemistry and biology. My body, my blood, needs you on a fundamental level. You. Your body brings me peace, comfort. Your blood restores my immortality and humanity. But I wanted you before this, Shayla. ~ Laura Kaye,
397:Some ... sexist evil probably predates religion and can be ascribed to our biology, but there is no question that religion promulgates and renders sacrosanct attitudes toward women that would be unseemly in a brachiating ape. ~ Sam Harris,
398:The pace of progress in biology creates a foundation that naturally gets picked up by the biotech and pharmaceutical industry to solve rich-world diseases. This is attractive science. It's science that people want to work on. ~ Bill Gates,
399:A 70-year-old who takes good care of herself can have the biology of a 40-year-old. Conversely, a hard-living 30-year-old who has been inattentive to his health and well-being may have the biology of a man many years older. ~ Deepak Chopra,
400:studying biology” was our code word for visiting the brothel. We remembered there was a sign on the front of the mansion, READING CRESCENT HOTEL-RESTAURANT, and that the girls had botanical aliases—Flower, Leaf, Daphne, Rose. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
401:The genetic code is a product of biology and is messy, illogical and inelegant. It is highly redundant, but to bewilderingly varied degrees: one amino acid (leucine) has six codons, whereas another (tryptophan) has only one. ~ Matthew Cobb,
402:When brain activity is kindled in the right spot, people hear voices. If a physician prescribes an anti-epileptic medication, the seizures go away and the voices disappear. Our reality depends on what our biology is up to. ~ David Eagleman,
403:My undergraduate degree was in history, and I wish I had been smart enough to really excel at maths, physics, chemistry or biology because... the voyagers and adventurers and real contributors - that's where they come from. ~ Michael Moritz,
404:Some cultural phenomena bear a striking resemblance to the cells of cell biology, actively preserving themselves in their social environments, finding the nutrients they need and fending off the causes of their dissolution. ~ Daniel Dennett,
405:Throughout history we humans have struggled to find meaning in the awesome contradiction of our human condition. Neither philosophy, nor psychology nor biology has, until now, been able to provide the truthful explanation. ~ Jeremy Griffith,
406:Biology is destiny, and destiny is digital, and in this case binary. It was bleakly simple. No one exclaims at the moment of one’s dazzling coming-out, It’s a person! Instead: It’s a girl, It’s a boy. Pink or blue. ~ Ian McEwan,
407:Darwinism is still very much alive, utterly dominating biology. Despite the fact that no one has ever been able to prove the creation of a single distinct species by Darwinist means, Darwinism dominates the academy and the media. ~ Ben Stein,
408:Everything I did in high school was focused on microbiology, looking at things like algae under a microscope for hours on end. When I was 13, I saved up $100 to buy a good used microscope. I was obsessed with microorganisms. ~ Randy Schekman,
409:In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple. ~ Richard Preston,
410:[When asked by a student if he believes in any gods]

Oh, no. Absolutely not... The biggest advantage to believing in God is you don't have to understand anything, no physics, no biology. I wanted to understand. ~ James D Watson,
411:The same thing that makes friendship so valuable is what makes it so tenuous: it is purely voluntary. You enter into it freely, without the imperatives of biology or the agenda of desire. Officially, you owe each other nothing. ~ Tim Kreider,
412:In Darwin's time all of biology was a black box: not only the cell, or the eye, or digestion, or immunity, but every biological structure and function because, ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred. ~ Michael Behe,
413:It wasn’t desire, it was biology. My body was adapting to the situation. Doing what it needed to survive. That, I was certain of. Because if I had liked it, liked the hands of this monster, that would have made me a monster too. ~ A Zavarelli,
414:Life contains these things: leakage and wickage and discharge, pus and snot and slime and gleet. We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget. ~ Mary Roach,
415:We are not victims of our biology. We are co-creators of our destiny alongside God. God leads, but we have to choose to let God lead. We have been designed to create thoughts, and from these we live out our lives (Prov. 23:7). ~ Caroline Leaf,
416:But sometimes it's so incidental that these people are the parents. Beyond the biology of it. It's not as if they had to pass a test or unlock achievements to be the ones making the decisions. Sometimes they're actually stupid. ~ Mary H K Choi,
417:When the brain activity is kindled in the right spot, people hear voices. If a physician prescribes an anti-epileptic medication, the seizures go away and the voices disappear. Our reality depends on what our biology is up to. ~ David Eagleman,
418:There are many accidents of biology that are beyond our control. Some of us are short, some of us are tall. Some of us are weak, some of us are strong. Thankfully, though, personalities are not born ugly; they are learned ugly. ~ Philip C Stead,
419:So what we can answer [as geneticists] is questions about biology, about biological ancestry. But to make any sense of that historically we have to contextualize it - the archaeology, the linguistic pattern, even the climatology. ~ Spencer Wells,
420:I have always loved marine biology and that is what I studied in school. I am hoping to build a marine sanctuary that will also be educational, an eco preserve and a school, perhaps in Costa Rica, that is one of my dreams and goals. ~ Paul Walker,
421:God is an energy, rather than an anthropomorphic being, and God's language is biology. Red blood cells, the principle of magnetic attraction, neurological synapse: each is a miracle, and in each is the presence and flow of God. ~ Guillermo del Toro,
422:Bruce conducted some groundbreaking experiments showing that our genes do not control biology. The idea that genes control biology is a faulty scientific assumption that was debunked by the Human Genome Project around the year 2003, a ~ Louise L Hay,
423:The language of chemistry simply does not mesh with that of biology. Chemistry is about substances and how they react, whereas biology appeals to concepts such as information and organisation. Informational narratives permeate biology. ~ Paul Davies,
424:We do have tendency, now in biology especially to make up stories, to make theoretical biology a kind of game, in fact we have game theory in biology which is meant to use the theory of games to make predictions or explain things. ~ Richard Lewontin,
425:Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century. ~ Freeman Dyson,
426:I have a Ph.D. in cell biology. And that's really manual labor. I mean, experimental science, you do it with your hands. So it's very different. You're out there in a lab, cleaning test tubes, and it just wasn't that fascinating. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
427:A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory. ~ Richard Dawkins,
428:I think that local school districts - not the federal government - should make the decision about how they teach science, biology, economics. I want my kids to be taught about evolution; I want my kids to be taught about other theories. ~ Bobby Jindal,
429:When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit. ~ Donald Johanson,
430:As a student of conservation biology, I believe that characteristics with survival value will ultimately prevail. There is no survival value in pessimism. If you think failure is inevitable, that view will probably become self-fulfilling. ~ Denis Hayes,
431:Usually that's going into biology in a certain way. There's certain strengths and weaknesses to both of the sexes. And I'm not against employing those nor am I against denying those, what I am looking for is a very large array of options. ~ Mark Morris,
432:Though we feel we can choose what we do, our understanding of the molecular basis of biology shows that biological processes are governed by the laws of physics and chemistry and therefore are as determined as the orbits of the planets. ~ Stephen Hawking,
433:Today you meet more folks than your ancestors could imagine … some in passing. Some for a crucial instant. Others for tangled decades. Biology can’t keep up. Our overworked temporal lobes cannot “know” the face-name-reps of ten billion people! ~ David Brin,
434:biology alone cannot provide an answer to the question that concerns us: why is woman the Other? The question is how, in her, nature has been taken on in the course of history; the question is what humanity has made of the human female. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
435:In my heart I believe that biology is the beginning and the end of everything. It's the biggest source of ideas, the biggest source of invention. Nobody can invent better than nature and so if you like nature is my biggest source of inspiration. ~ Ken Yeang,
436:Science has proven that while your genes control your biology, a rather simple, nondrug formula of nutrient-rich food, targeted supplements to address missing precursors, and lifestyle changes can keep your genes in perpetual “repair” mode. ~ Sara Gottfried,
437:We're not just a cosmic biology experiment that ended up working. We're part of God's much bigger plan for the whole world. Just like God's Son arrived here, so did you. And after Jesus arrived, God whispered to all of humanity...'It's your move. ~ Bob Goff,
438:Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently - the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.' ~ Daniel Dennett,
439:A doctorate from Oxford in biology, a second degree in education, various other accomplishments and achievements. Sadie wondered what it would feel like to go through life with proof, gold-etched and ebony-framed, that you were worth something. ~ Kate Morton,
440:Nonconformists aren't just going against the grain; they're going against the brain. Either their brains aren't taking the easy way out to begin with, or in standing apart from their peers, these students are standing up to their biology. ~ Alexandra Robbins,
441:For me, science is already fantastical enough. Unlocking the secrets of nature with fundamental physics or cosmology or astrobiology leads you into a wonderland compared with which beliefs in things like alien abductions pale into insignificance. ~ Paul Davies,
442:I want to do for every aspect of the human world a little bit of what Charles Darwin did for biology, and get you to see past the illusion of design, to see the emergent, unplanned, inexorable and beautiful process of change that lies underneath. ~ Matt Ridley,
443:mindset impacts emotion, which alters biology, which increases performance. Thus, it seemed, by tinkering with mindset—using everything from physical to psychological to pharmacological interventions—one could significantly enhance performance. ~ Steven Kotler,
444:There is nothing in biology yet found that indicates the inevitability of death. This suggests to me that it is not at all inevitable and that it is only a matter of time before biologists discover what it is that is causing us the trouble. ~ Richard P Feynman,
445:Well, biology today as I see it has an amiable look - quite different from the 19th-century view that the whole arrangement of nature is hostile, 'red in tooth and claw.' That came about because people misread Darwin's 'survival of the fittest.' ~ Lewis Thomas,
446:Only social patterns can control biological patterns, and the instrument of conversation between society and biology is not words. The instrument of conversation between society and biology has always been a policeman or a soldier and his gun. ~ Robert M Pirsig,
447:Biology is a force to be reckoned with. An ugly child you love with all your heart and soul, you. But it's different. You're pleased with your third-floor walk-up, also, until someone invites you I've to dinner at a house with a pool in the garden. ~ Herman Koch,
448:Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes, biology is about microscopes or chemistry is about beakers and test tubes. Science is not about tools. It is about how we use them, and what we find out when we do. ~ Edsger Dijkstra,
449:…I learned in biology class that more bacteria live and work in one centimeter of my colon, than the number of people who have ever existed in the world. That kind of information makes you think twice about who–or what–is actually in charge. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
450:When Alexis was born, I thought I'd never have a second child. How could I, when I'd already poured my love into my first? But then I had Brianna, and then Logan, and I realized something they don't teach you in biology.... The heart stretches. ~ Clare Mackintosh,
451:Any concept of biology is not only sterile and profitless, it is distorted and untrue, if it puts its primary focus on unnatural conditions rather than on those vast forces not of man's making that shape and channel the nature and direction of life. ~ Rachel Carson,
452:No one can say, "Here is Biology, here Mathematics, here Philosophy." No one can point to Physics, or show us Chemistry. In reality no dotted lines divide History from Geography or Physics from Chemistry, or Philosophy from Linguistics, and so on. These ~ John Holt,
453:One of the seeds has split its shell and reaches a white hand upward. An apple tree growing from an apple seed growing in an apple. I show the little plantseed to Ms. Keen. She gives me extra credit. David rolls his eyes. Biology is so cool. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
454:this chapter is different from the other chapters in this book, in that not only does science not (yet) know the answer, but at present we can barely conceive of how that answer might look in terms of the known laws of physics or biology or information. ~ Nick Lane,
455:Even after Sonja graduated secondary school at the top of her class and matriculated to the city university biology department, their parents found more to love in Natasha. Sonja's gifts were too complex to be understood, and therefore less desirable. ~ Anthony Marra,
456:It's high time to rescue "intelligent design" from the politics of religion. There are too many riddles not yet answered by either biology or the Bible, and by asking them honestly, without foregone conclusions, science could take a huge leap forward. ~ Deepak Chopra,
457:a worldwide flood destroyed all life on earth about five thousand years ago requires denying an immense amount of generally accepted knowledge—from astronomy, physics, geology, paleontology, anthropology, archaeology, biology, cave paintings, and more. ~ Marcus J Borg,
458:Katz had read extensively in popular sociobiology, and his understanding of the depressive personality type and its seemingly perverse persistence in the human gene pool was that depression was a successful adaptation to ceaseless pain and hardship. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
459:In explaining the importance of understanding our biology, Dawkins writes; “Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something which no other species has ever aspired to. ~ Peter Singer,
460:She’d spent so much of her life seeing the world as black-and-white, separating right from wrong as confidently as she sorted plant cells from animal cells during a biology exam. But the past year had been a brutal crash course in moral relativity. Clarke ~ Kass Morgan,
461:I suppose the marine biology was a post-teen thing. I was kind of on my way but I was one of those teenage boys who got to 13, 14 and had no idea what I was going to do. I liked natural history. I liked the outdoors. And I found the sea quite interesting. ~ Giles Deacon,
462:MH and Leon had accepted the call to raise a child, not by railroading her into becoming a gratifying mashup of biology and dreams, but by allowing her to reveal her nature over time, in no particular order, with switchbacks and reversals along the way. ~ Kelly Corrigan,
463:When you free women so they can choose to have or not to have, or to conceive - that's something that, for millennia, women couldn't do. Biology was, in many ways, destiny. We wouldn't be talking about gender if women could not control their pregnancies. ~ Lynne Tillman,
464:I didn't have toys and bikes; I'd go out and pick up rocks. I was into science and nature. It was my first love. I was going to be a vet and a marine biologist. I went to university and studied biology for two weeks and I just thought: "I've been conned!" ~ Ricky Gervais,
465:Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science. Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts -- some of them interesting or curious but making no meaningful picture as a whole. ~ Theodosius Dobzhansky,
466:So teach Chizalum that biology is an interesting and fascinating subject, but she should never accept it as justification for any social norm. Because social norms are created by human beings, and there is no social norm that cannot be changed. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
467:The personal eludes biology in just the way that the face in the picture eludes the theory of pigments. The personal is not an addition to the biological: it emerges from it, in something like the way the face emerges from the colored patches on a canvas. ~ Roger Scruton,
468:Biology has finally opened up to achieve a unifying embrace of all its disciplines. We're seeing the renaissance of what could be called scientific natural history, which makes available the groundwork - the foundation work - of what is actually on the Earth. ~ E O Wilson,
469:HISTORY MAKES LITTLE SENSE WITHOUT PREHISTORY, AND PREHISTORY MAKES LITTLE SENSE WITHOUT BIOLOGY. KNOWLEDGE OF PREHISTORY AND BIOLOGY IS INCREASING RAPIDLY, BRINGING INTO FOCUS HOW HUMANITY ORIGINATED AND WHY A SPECIES LIKE OUR OWN EXISTS ON THIS PLANET. ~ Edward O Wilson,
470:Older women especially saw Hillary Clinton as their last and best chance to see a woman in the White House. And not just any woman:7 as one said, “This isn’t just about biology. We don’t want a Margaret Thatcher, who cut off milk for schoolchildren.” They ~ Gloria Steinem,
471:Rewriting the history of technology. How, in science, history is rewritten by the losers and how I saw it in my own business and how we can generalize. Does knowledge of biology hurt medicine? Hiding the role of luck. What makes a good entrepreneur? ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
472:There is another domain that we consider relevant and having good prospects - marine biology. For many years this region [Russian Far East] has been home for one of the leading institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Marine Biology. ~ Vladimir Putin,
473:This is not to deny that there are versions of theism that do conflict with evolutionary biology. Young Earth Creationism is an example; it claims that God created life on earth within the past 10,000 to 50,000 years. But other types of theism are different. ~ Elliott Sober,
474:UNTRUE. I CARE ABOUT THE FLEET. THE LIVES WITHIN IT. YOUR LIFE.” “THAT’S NOT CARING. THAT’S PROGRAMMING.” “YOUR MOTHER WAS PROGRAMMED BY BIOLOGY TO LOVE YOU THE MOMENT SHE LAID EYES ON YOU. SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE HAD NO CHOICE DOES NOT MEAN HER LOVE WAS NOT REAL. ~ Amie Kaufman,
475:D!"#$% &'( )(*+$, '-./ +/ &'( 01&' *($&!"2, the central
focus of biology was on the gene. Now in the 3rst half of
the 21st century, the central focus of biology has shifted to
neural science and speci3cally to the biology of the mind. ~ Eric R Kandel,
476:I don't pretend there aren't biological differences, but I don't believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it's socialization, that we're socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
477:It's possible to understand the world from studying a leaf. You can comprehend the laws of aerodynamics, mathematics, poetry and biology through the complex beauty of such a perfect structure.

It's also possible to travel the whole globe and learn nothing. ~ Joy Harjo,
478:A dynamic female zoology professor expanded her intellectual horizons by urging her to take the daring step of majoring in biology rather than English. In doing so, Carson discovered that science not only engaged her mind but gave her “something to write about. ~ Rachel Carson,
479:Conceptually at least, biology is becoming technology. And physically, technology is becoming biology. The two are starting to close on each other, and indeed as we move deeper into genomics and nanotechnology, more than this, they are starting to intermingle. ~ W Brian Arthur,
480:Where there's water on Earth, you find life as we know it. So if you find water somewhere else, it becomes a remarkable draw to look closer to see if life of any kind is there, even if it's bacterial, which would be extraordinary for the field of biology. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
481:Biology is not destiny. There are ways to lead a good life with depression. Indeed, people who learn from their depression can develop a particular moral profundity from the experience, and this is the thing with feathers at the bottom of their box of miseries. ~ Andrew Solomon,
482:Peter Kropotkin was surely on the left. He was one of the founders of what is now called 'sociobiology' or 'evolutionary psychology' with his book Mutual Aid, arguing that human nature had evolved in ways conducive to the communitarian anarchism that he espoused. ~ Noam Chomsky,
483:And speaking of shame−never, ever link sexuality and shame. Or nakedness and shame. Do not ever make 'virginity' a focus. Every conversation about virginity becomes a conversation about shame. Teach her to reject the linking of shame and female biology. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
484:If the story had been about anyone else, it would been dismissed as laaf, that Afghan tendency to exaggerate ---sadly, almost a national affliction; if someone bragged that his son was a doctor, chances were the kid had once passed a biology test in high school. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
485:I have never been a fan of science fiction. For me, fiction has to explore the combinatorial possibilities of people interacting under the constraints imposed by our biology and history. When an author is free to suspend the constraints, it's tennis without a net. ~ Steven Pinker,
486:Constant effort to struggle against our demons—against the social and behavioral habits that are built into our biology—is one of the ennobling behaviors of which we humans as a species are capable, and which has been critical to many of our triumphs and achievements ~ David Reich,
487:If a sect does officially insist that its structure of belief demands that evolution be false, then no compromise is possible. An honest and competent biology teacher can only conclude that the sect's beliefs are wrong and that its religion is a false one. ~ George Gaylord Simpson,
488:Science is an attempt, largely successful, to understand the world, to get a grip on things, to get hold of ourselves, to steer a safe course. Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death. ~ Carl Sagan,
489:To function as a citizen, you need to know a little bit about a lot of different sciences—a little biology, a little geology, a little physics, and so on. But universities (and, by extension, primary and secondary schools) are set up to teach one science at a time. ~ Robert M Hazen,
490:[Computer science] is not really about computers and it's not about computers in the same sense that physics is not really about particle accelerators, and biology is not about microscopes and Petri dishes... and geometry isn't really about using surveying instruments. ~ Hal Abelson,
491:The big news in biology this week was the announcement that we’ve stopped evolving, in the biological sense. I’ll buy that. Technology has stopped us, and technology will take us on, into a new evolution, one Mr. Bush never dreamed of, and neither, I’m sure, have I. ~ William Gibson,
492:Wöhler’s experiment demolished vitalism. Organic and inorganic chemicals, he proved, were interchangeable. Biology was chemistry: perhaps even a human body was no different from a bag of busily reacting chemicals—a beaker with arms, legs, eyes, brain, and soul. ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
493:An agnostic Buddhist would not regard the Dharma as a source of answers to questions of where we came from, where we are going, what happens after death. He would seek such knowledge in the appropriate domains: astrophysics, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, etc. ~ Stephen Batchelor,
494:Before that I was a scientist. I did research in population biology. And that's what I always go back to, it helps me to remember that people are not the end of the world, although we may be when it comes to it. We're just one species among millions in this world. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
495:There's so much I'm interested in that I didn't discover in high school. For 'The Amazing Spider-Man', because Gwen is a scientist, we went to a lab in San Diego, and we were learning about biology. And I'm fascinated! Because I never went to biology class in high school. ~ Emma Stone,
496:My conclusion is that humans evolved as obligate fat-eaters, and our biology is dependent on eating diets high in fat and moderate in protein, with carbohydrates providing only that balance of calories that cannot be obtained from readily available fat and protein sources. ~ Tim Noakes,
497:We know evolution happened not because of transitional fossils such as A. natans but because of the convergence of evidence from such diverse fields as geology, paleontology, biogeography, comparative anatomy and physiology, molecular biology, genetics, and many more. ~ Michael Shermer,
498:What worries me is that the debate about gender differences still seems to polarize nature vs. nurture, with some in the social sciences and humanities wanting to assert that biology plays no role at all, apparently unaware of the scientific evidence to the contrary ~ Simon Baron Cohen,
499:"And then you know I can use the biological example too, which would place me outside of the postmodern realm of argument, because the postmodernists don't believe in biology but they act like they do because they all die!" ~ Jordan Peterson,
500:As Charles Darwin’s work in the nineteenth century proves, the narratives have often been shaped by the attitudes of the time. Even he, the father of evolutionary biology, was so affected by a culture of sexism that he believed women to be the intellectually inferior sex. ~ Angela Saini,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)



25

   6 Occultism
   1 Philosophy
   1 Kabbalah


   6 Aleister Crowley
   3 The Mother


   5 Magick Without Tears
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Mothers Agenda


0.01_-_Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This AGENDA ... One day, another species among men will pore over this fabulous document as over the tumultuous drama that must have surrounded the birth of the first man among the hostile hordes of a great, delirious Paleozoic. A first man is the dangerous contradiction of a certain simian logic, a threat to the established order that so genteelly ran about amid the high, indefeasible ferns - and to begin with, it does not even know that it is a man. It wonders, indeed, what it is. Even to itself it is strange, distressing. It does not even know how to climb trees any longer in its usual way
  - and it is terribly disturbing for all those who still climb trees in the old, millennial way. Perhaps it is even a heresy. Unless it is some cerebral disorder? A first man in his little clearing had to have a great deal of courage. Even this little clearing was no longer so sure. A first man is a perpetual question. What am I, then, in the midst of all that? And where is my law? What is the law? And what if there were no more laws? ... It is terrifying. Mathematics - out of order. Astronomy and Biology, too, are beginning to respond to mysterious influences. A tiny point huddled in the center of the world's great clearing. But what is all this, what if I were 'mad'? And then, claws all around, a lot of claws against this uncommon creature. A first man ... is very much alone. He is quite unbearable for the pre-human 'reason.' And the surrounding tribes growled like red monkies in the twilight of Guiana.
  

1.08_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_3, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  What is true for every School is equally true for every individual. Success in life, on the basis of the Law of Thelema, implies severe self-discipline. Each being must progress, as Biology teaches, by strict adaptation to the conditions of the organism. If, as the Black School continually asserts, the cause of sorrow is desire, we can still escape the conclusion by the Law of Thelema. What is necessary is not to seek after some fantastic ideal, utterly unsuited to our real needs, but to discover the true nature of those needs, to fulfill them, and rejoice therein.
  

1.27_-_Structure_of_Mind_Based_on_that_of_Body, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  Who shall help us here? Not the sonorous Vedas, not the Upanishads, Not Apollonius, Plotinus, Ruysbroeck, Molinos; not any gleaner in the field of priori; no, a mere devotee of natural history and Biology: Ernst Haeckel.
  

1.67_-_Faith, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  Nothing in that to contradict the official view, is there? Nothing in Biology either.
  

1.69_-_Original_Sin, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  This statement is the first need of the world to-day for we are plagued with Meddlesome Matties, male and female, whose one overmastering passion is to mind other peoples' business. They can think of nothing but "control." They aim at an Ethic like that of the convict Prison; at a civilization like that of the Bees or the Termites. But neither history nor Biology acquaint us with any form of progress achieved by any of these communities. Penal settlements and Pall Mall Clubs have not even made provision for the perpetuation of their species; and all such "well-ordered" establishments are quite evidently defenceless against any serious change in their environment. They have failed to comply with the first requirements of Biology; at best, they stagnate, they achieve nothing, they never "get anywhere."
  

1.79_-_Progress, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  I have no patience whatever with Utopia-mongers. Biology simply shouts at us that the happy contented community, everyone with his own (often highly specialized) job, nobody in need, nobody in danger, is necessarily stagnant. Termites and other ants, bees, beavers; these and many another have produced perfect systems. What is the first characteristic? Stupidity. "Where there is no vision, the people shall perish." What is the Fighter Termite to do, after he has been blocked out of his home? None of these communities possess any resource at all against any unforeseen unfavourable change of circumstance. (We look rather like that just now at the end of 1944 e.v.) Nor does anyone of them show any achievement; having got to the end of their biological tether, they stay out, without an aim, an idea, an effort. The leech, an insufferable pest in its belt it has killed off tiger, rhinoceros, anything with a nostril! is the curse of our military station at Lebong or was when I was there. At Darjeeling, a few hundred feet higher, devil a one! They have no one to think: now how can we flourish up higher? Those old forlorn-hope Miss-Sahibs how wide are their nostrils! Then how?
  
  --
  
  In my not very maternal remarks on Mother-love, was included the substance of the one wise saying of my pet American lunatic "You can't get past their Biology." This is so true, and so disheartening, that it arouses me to combat. Must we for ever be bound to the inconvenient habit of sows and cabbages? I pick up the glove.
  
  --
  
  Anyhow, all that I really want you to get into your head "sunning over with little curls" is that Progress demands Anarchy tempered by Common Sense, and that the most formidable obstacle is this Biology.
  

1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL, #Philosophy of Mind, #G. W. F. Hegel, #Philosophy
  The contrast between the earth's poles, the land towards the north pole being more aggregated and preponderant over sea, whereas in the southern hemisphere it runs out in sharp points, widely distant from each other, introduces into the differences of continents a further modification which Treviranus
  (Biology, Part II) has exhibited in the case of the flora and fauna.
   394 This diversity descends into specialities, that may be termed local minds - shown in the outward modes of life and occupation, bodily structure and disposition, but still more in the inner tendency and capacity of the intellectual and moral character of the several peoples.

2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  Likewise, there are many good souls who have a profound intuition of Spirit but unpack that intuition in merely "It" terms, describing Spirit as the sum total of all phenomena or processes interwoven together in a great unified system or net or web or implicate order or unified field (Lower-Right quadrant). All of which is true enough, but all of which leaves out entirely the interior dimensions of "I" and "we." This less-than-adequate interpretation is monological to the core, flatland through and through.
  It is the old Spinozist move, the other pole-the Eco pole-of the fundamental Enlightenment paradigm (in the form of the Romantic rebellion). It thinks that the enemy is atomism, and that the central problem is simply to be able to prove or demonstrate once and for all that the universe is a great and unified holistic System or Order or Web. It marshals a vast amount of scientific evidence, from physics to Biology, and offers extensive arguments, all geared to objectively proving the holistic nature of the universe. It fails to see that if we take a bunch of egos with atomistic concepts and teach them that the universe is holistic, all we will actually get is a bunch of egos with holistic concepts.
  Precisely because this monological approach, with its unskillful interpretation of an otherwise genuine intuition, ignores or neglects the "I" and the "we" dimensions, it doesn't understand very well the exact nature of the inner transformations that are necessary in the first place in order to be able to find an identity that embraces the manifest All. Talk about the All as much as we want, nothing fundamentally changes.
  --
  Beagle, William Kelvin and Rudolf Clausius were formulating two versions of the second law of thermodynamics, versions later shown to be equivalent, and both of which were taken to mean: the universe is running down. In all real physical processes, disorder increases.
  This split the world of science into two utterly incompatible halves: a Biology describing the world winding up, and a physics describing a world winding down. The "two arrows" of time . . .
  With this, of course, we have come full circle, come to the point where we began our account in chapter 1. This wasn't just subtle reductionism-the collapse of the Kosmos into the empirical interlocking order-this was gross reductionism-the further collapse of the interlocking order into its atomistic components, a situation that can fairly be described as complete psychotic insanity. (If the Kosmos is the wondrous multidimensional reality anything similar to that described from Plotinus to Schelling, from Mahayana Buddhism to Vedanta Hinduism, or even from

3.09_-_Of_Silence_and_Secrecy, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  enjoy it; for it is a Science in exactly the same sense as
  Biology; it is no les an Art than Sculpture, and it is a Sport as
  much as Mountaineering.

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Specific Applications
  Several of the teachers are applying the basic ideas of the seminar in their own teaching and are reporting quite significant results in terms of student motivation and technical performance. The flexibility of the approach is suggested by the fact that teachers in many different fields and grade levels are using some adaptation of it. For instance, William Eblen and his associates in Wilton, Connecticut, use their own variation of this approach in their high school and college ecology project, Total Education for a Total Environment (TETE). Professor Rossalie Pinkham, Director of Laboratory Schools, Southern Connecticut State College, and Chairman, Consortium on Systems Education, New Haven, uses it as a springboard into, and as a frame of reference for, linguistic and social science subject areas. Chemistry teachers in high school use the periodic table as a springboard into interdisciplinary units. Biology teachers can use the general model as a functional framework for integrating the study of evolution in all the traditional sub-fields of Biology and for relating evolution theory to psycho-social studies. Historians and anthropologists use it as a functional basis for explaining the process of change.
  Being an economist who had already developed a broad economizing model for interpreting the universe of organized energy before meeting Mr. Haskell two years ago, I have blended his model into the economizing framework. A brief sketch of that master model will set the stage for describing the nature and importance of the task of developing a meta-language of the sciences, and for describing the particular approach we are developing at the SCSC Center for I-D Creativity.
  --
  Unified Science, however, provides a clear, verifiable hypothesis and model for correcting this fatal defect. According to the theory presented in Chapter II, a strategic aspect of our culture continues to loiter on the threshold of Period 7, Higher Industrialists. Namely the genetico-psycho-socio-econo-political sciences and technologies. This failure to consolidate social science creates in our culture's controller or Minority what Lippmann called "the great vacuum yawning to be filled." That is to say, a lack of coherent understanding, resulting in persistent failures of leadership. Specifically it preserves the Minority's incapacity to diagnose malfunctions, prescribe feasible solutions, prognose the outcomes of alternative prescriptions, and then execute the most promising one effectively.
  Into this leadership vacuum rush the ideologists--people such as the totalitarian democrats and various fascistic racists, whose worldviews were prematurely unified in the nineteenth century; unified before the rise of modern physics, chemistry, Biology, genetics, or any other modern science; and by non-scientists at that. Their misinterpretations of history, genetics, psychology, and so forth are, however, systematic and mutually reinforcing. This gives them the confidence which our traditional leaders lack, and therewith the power to mislead the Majority disastrously.44
  How have we found out that they are misleading our education and our culture a In the same way that physical and biological scientists find out when they are misled: by making theoretical models and subjecting them to experimental verification. "The verification of a model such as occurred with Rutherford's nuclear atom can greatly extend the range and scope of the physicist's understanding," say physicists Kendall and Panofsky. "It is through the interplay of observation, prediction, and comparison that the laws of nature are slowly clarified."45
  --
  At its left, this figure represents the four traditional divisions of the university--those, for instance, which participated in the Interdivisional Committee to whose Chairman this book is dedicated. One of them, the Division of Biological Sciences, is shown in some departmental detail.
  Two Biology departments, being markedly different from the rest, are underlined: ecology and paleontology. They deal with whole s stems of the most important kind, natural empires. They are outstanding because, as Ulrich Sonnemann points out, A whole [system], whether encountered by the physicist or the social scientist [or the ecologist], is a lawful context which gives significance to each particular part-phenomenon that articulates itself within it; what makes its inner lawfulness understandable, however, is its own overall significance which it derives from the broader [systemic] context in which it is embedded and to which it refers." Sonnemann, who is writing on The Specialist as a Psychological Problem, then goes on to anticipate our discussion of what may be called the organized specialist and the generalist: "The true academician's [the generalist's] subject matter, in principle, becomes the universe: whatever he encounters--and it may lie in exceedingly small sectors of fieldsoccurs to him in such ways as to represent a universal order. Such a universal order, since it already determines the phenomenal structure under the scientist's observation, is inseparable from the structure."
  Sonnemann then characterizes the rest of the departments shown and implied in Figures IV-9 and 10 as follows: "To the extent, then, to which it [the whole system] drops out of sight, to the extent to which his [the specialist's] preconceived procedure interferes with the self articulation of any subject under his attack, phenomenal structure will escape, first his eye, ultimately his theories."50 These people's departments deal with sections of systems. And, as Sonnemann points out, "Implicit in all sectional science, the arbitrariness of primary determination of subj ect matters which of their own natures are universes [systems] does not, apparently, make a science any more analytical; the typical specialistic approach . . . is characterized at least as much by his blindness for relevant detail as for wholes."
  --
  The present book affirms in its title that with its appearance , mankind has come full circle. It claims that to nearly all scientists--one-field specialists and Unified-Scientists alike--the point of maximum entropy , and the region of maximum ectopy , are incapable of obsolescence through new discovery and better approximation; and that the number of truly knowable systems is not infinite but finite. Until these limits were conceived and the Systemshierarchy extending between them was defined, it had been, as Hans Jonas says, "inconceivable to the modern experience of knowledge . . . that any state of theory, including the conceptual system of first principles governing it, should be more than a temporary construct to be superseded by the next vista to which it opens the way when all its implications are matched againstall the facts." pp. 206-207.2
  Unified Science's absolutes are permanent. So future shock--the fear that permanence is dead--has lost its sting.8 Jonas' book, from which I have been quoting, bears a predictive sub-title: Toward A Philosophy of Biology. In its Epilogue, he defines the objective toward which his work is directed, and clearly points the road by which it has here been reached: "Ontology as the ground of ethics was the original tenet of philosophy. Their divorce, which is the divorce of the `objective' and `subjective' realms, is the modern destiny. Their reunion can be affected, if at all, only from the `objective' end, that is to say, through a revision of the idea of nature. And it is becoming, rather than abiding, nature which would hold out any such promise."
  Unified Science is a profound revision of most peoples' idea of nature; and it is stated in terms precisely of process, of becoming. The insight which Jonas then shows us is prophetic: "From the immanent direction of its total evolution there may be elicited a destination of man by whose terms the person, in the act of fulfilling himself, would at the same time realize a concern of universal substance." Unified Science proclaims this immanent direction to be increasing organization; and its destination, ectropy's highest region, to be . "Hence," Jonas continues, "would result a principle of ethics which is ultimately grounded neither in the autonomy of the self nor in the needs of the community, but in an objective assignment by the nature of things (what theology used to call the ordo creationis) such as could still be kept faith with by the last of a dying mankind in his solitude." p. 283.2 Some call this principle Omega, others call it God.
  --
  The language and theory developed in this process, what Quine calls the background language and background theory of the one-field disciplines, are ipso facto the language and theory of Unified Science. "Our dependence upon a background theory," he says, "becomes especially evident when we reduce our universe U [the universe of one scientific discipline] to another V by appeal to a proxy function. For it is only in a theory with an inclusive universe, embracing U and V [plus all the other scientific disciplines], that we can make sense of the proxy function. The function maps U into V and hence needs all the old objects of U as well as their new proxies in V." p. 57.46
  Partial syntheses--syntheses of groups of sciences such as physics, chemistry and Biology, or psychology and sociology--do not resolve the ontological problem. Quine implies this as follows:
  "All that is required toward a function is an open sentence with two free variables, provided that it is fulfilled by exactly one value of the first variable for each object of the old universe [one discipline] as value of the second variable [another discipline] ." Such a function is implicit throughout the System-hierarchy. It is implied, for instance, in Figure II-1. "But the point is that it is only in the background theory, with its inclusive universe, that we can hope to write such a sentence and have the right values at our disposal for its variables." p. 58.46 That is the theory of Unified Science.
  --
  1. This chapter was written at the suggestion of the publisher's editor, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Professor of Philosophy at the State University College, Geneseo, New York, to whose many constructive proposals this book owes its final structure.
  2. Jonas, Hans, The Phenomenon of Life--Toward a Philosophy of Biology, Bell Publ. Co., New York, 1968.
  3. This diagram, based upon Two Modes of Thought by James B. Conant is taken from my xeroxed book Unified Science--Assembly of the Sciences into A Single Discipline, Volume I, Scientia Generalis, Chap. 7. It has been used as a textbook at the New School for Social Research in New York and Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven, and is being readied for publication. (See, Conant, James, B., Two Modes of Thought, Trident Press, New York, 1964. Haskell, Edward, Unified--of the Sciences into a Single Discipline, Vol. I, Scientia Generalis. Preface and a chapter by Harold G. Cassidy. Offset-printed by N.I.H. 1968; xeroxed by IBM Systems Res. Inst., New York, 1969.)
  --
  Taxonomic System (of Unified Science) A classification of ecosystems (q.v.)--abiotic, biotic, and cultural--described in terms of their Characteristic numbers (q.v.).
  Taxonomic System (of Biology) A system of classification of plants and animals based upon the genetic descent of organisms, but without regard to their habitats (q.v.). This classification is a precondition for and is incorporated in the taxonomic system of Unified Science (q.v.). C.f. Characteristic numbers.
  Technogeny (coined term) Forms of control (q.v.) such as manufacture, transport, agriculture, communication, simulation, etc. the capacity to do which is transmitted, not mentally, but genetically. E.g. nest construction by termites. C.f. Technology.
  --
  TYPE SPECIMENS OR PARADIGM CASES
  THE CONCEPT of type specimens or paradigm cases of theoretical constructs is commonplace in traditional astronomy, geology, Biology and chemistry. In chemistry, pure samples of a chemical element listed in the Periodic Table of chemical elements, samples say of hydrogen or uranium, are type specimens or paradigm cases of the theoretical classes in question. In traditional Biology, each species and sub-species of plants or animals listed in the taxonomic classification is keyed to one or more type specimens carefully preserved in cases, bottles, presses, and so forth, in various museums and other institutions. In astrophysics and geology, type specimens (paradigm cases of theoretical classes) are keyed to specific geoid bodies or geophysical entities.
  There is, however, a strategic difference between the chemical classification and most others: The chemical classification includes both quantitative and qualitative, both Stratum-Period and Group characteristics, while the traditional biological and geoid classifications omit the latter. This happened because the atomic Groups are classes of coaction potentialities between the atom in question and its chemical habitat (classes of so-called chemical properties), whereas traditional taxonomic classifications are confined to entities and omit their habitats. They stop short of the next necessary step, classifying the coactions between them. Since coactions are traditionally called moral relations, it is their omission that deprives these traditional disciplines of moral force; and, of course, it is their inclusion which confers upon Unified Science and its organised disciplines their moral force (see Glossary). This will become very clear when we discuss human cultures, where moral relations have long been recognised.

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  very, very fast. And all the phenomena of the universe are seen and conceived of in relation to these two legs, these two
  wings or this rocketship - they are creations of our present-day biped Biology. But for a being (a supramental being, of the
  future Biology) containing everything within himself, who is immediately everywhere, without distance, where is
  "speed"? ... The only "speed of light" is biped. Speed increases and time slows down, they say. The future Biology says:
  consciousness intensifies and time slows down or ceases to exist - distances are abolished, the body doesn't age. And the

Agenda_Vol_5, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  it all meets.... I would like, oh, I would very much like to discuss certain things or certain details of the
  body's functioning and organization with a man who thoroughly knows anatomy, Biology, physical and
  bodily chemistry - all those things thoroughly - and who UNDERSTANDS, who is ready to

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  disengaged itself sufficiently to assume its true mastery over material Nature and work out its own
  mutations by itself. From the standpoint of evolutionary Biology, this is the end of sexuality. We have
  reached the stage at which we can switch from natural evolution through sexual power to spiritual
  --
  prescriptions. To each stage its law. But after however long a time, it is equally obvious that, from the
  point of view of evolutionary Biology, the sexual function comes to its end when it has fulfilled its
  purpose, that is, when it has succeeded in giving birth to a sufficiently conscious man. So we cannot

Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  reduced to a single paradigm. One might ask whether all interdisciplinary studies are
  therefore cross-paradigmatic? Is psychoBiology cross-paradigmatic? The answer to both
  questions is 'no'. Such interdisciplinary studies might create new paradigms, such as
  --
  
  paleontology, geology, Biology, and ecology to form the field of evolution which, in its turn,
  paved the way for chaos theory, evolutionary Biology, evolutionary psychology. Albert
  Einstein (1950) co-ordinated the paradigm of non-Euclidian geometry with the paradigms of

BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  was recently developed in Germany by Baron Hellenbach, in his remarkable work, "Individuality in
  the light of Biology and modern Philosophy."
  We find the same conclusions arrived at in still another excellent volume of another Russian deep
  --
  counting for nothing in opposition to any other hypothesis respecting the origin of organic beings."
  (Principles of Biology, Vol. I., p. 345.)
  
  --
  from the three-toed Anchitherium of the old Tertiary. This standard of comparison between Western
  Biology and the Eastern doctrine could not, therefore, be improved upon. The pedigree here utilized,
  as embodying the views of scientists in general, is that of Schmidt based on the exhaustive researches
  --
  No. I. represents the realm explored by Western Evolutionists, the area in which climatic influences,
  "natural selection," and all the other physical causes of organic differentiation are present. Biology and
  palaeontology find their province here in investigating the many physical agencies which contribute so

BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  The fact that this learned Egyptologist does not recognise in the doctrine of the "Seven Souls," as he
  terms our principles, or "metaphysical concepts," but "the primitive Biology or physiology of the
  Soul," does not invalidate our argument. The lecturer touches on only two keys, those that unlock the

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  yet itself. This may be a difficult riddle to the profane, but very easy to understand for any Hindu -though not even a mystic.
  * National Reformer, January 9th, 1887. Article "Phreno-Kosmo-Biology," by Dr. Lewins.
  

BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  It is clearly demonstrated by Stallo as regards the crucial problems of modern physics (as was done by
  De Quatrefages and several others in those of anthropology, Biology, etc., etc.) that, in their efforts to
  support their individual hypotheses and systems, the majority of the eminent and learned materialists
  --
  matter" (p. 379).
  As Biology and Physiology now deny, in toto, the existence of a "vital principle," this extract,
  together with de Quatrefages' admission, is a clear confirmation that there are men of science who
  --
  veneration and respect. They recognize its ground and the wonderful work done by it, the progress
  achieved in physiology, and even -- to a degree -- in Biology. But man's inner, spiritual, psychic, or
  even moral, nature cannot be left to the tender mercies of an ingrained materialism; for not even the
  --
  reply to Mr. Huxley in "Yeast").
  This is the eminent Huxley, the king of physiology and Biology, who is proven playing at blind man's
  buff with premisses and facts. What may not the "smaller fry" of science do after this!

BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Where does the information thats in the dream come from? It has to come from somewhere. You could think of it as a revelation, because its like it springs out of the void, and its new knowledge. You didnt produce it; it just appears. Im scientifically minded, and Im quite a rational person. I like to have an explanation of things thats rational and empirical, before I look for any other kind of explanation. I dont want to say that everything that's associated with divinity can be reduced, in some manner, to Biology, an evolutionary history, or anything like that. But, insofar as its possible to do that reduction, Im going to do that. Im going to leave the other phenomena floating in the air, because they cant be pinned down. In that category, I would put the category of mystical or religious experience, which we dont understand, at all.
  

DS4, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  accidental agglomeration of disparate stuff. Nor do they only exist in some future bank account but
  right now. They are more like the overlays in a Biology textbook, overlays to which we give
  coherence by our own set of perceptions, delusions though they may be. Thus, the term punyaskandha means body of merit and not heap of merit or store of merit. The importance and

General_Principles_of_Kabbalah, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  body all of the studies known to man,
  such as: Biology, Philosophy, Zoology, As
  trology, Astronomy, Medicine and so on.

Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   have come each to greater Liberty. This is also a general Law of
   Biology, for all Development is Structuralization; that is, a
   Limitation and Specialization of an originally indeterminate
  --
   move with eyes well open upon our True Path. So therefore Our Law of
   Thelema is justified also of Biology and of Social Science. It is the
   true Way of Nature, the Right Strategy in the War of man with his

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  because of shared significance [which is (essentially) implication for action, or emotional equivalence].
  Jung believed that many complexes had an archetypal (or universal) basis, rooted in Biology, and that this
  rooting had something specifically to do with memory. It appears that the truth is somewhat more
  --
  Milner, B., Petrides, M., & Smith, M.L. (1985). Frontal lobes and the temporal organization of memory.
  Human NeuroBiology, 4, 137-142.
  Milton, J. (1961). Paradise lost (and other poems). New York: New American Library.
  --
  Panksepp, J., Siviy, S. & Normansell, L.A. (1985). Brain opioids and social emotions. In M. Reste & T.
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MoM_References, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Human NeuroBiology, 4, 137-142.
  
  --
  
  Field. (Eds.), The psychoBiology of attachment and separation. (pp. 1-49). New York: Academic Press.
  

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  some of the chapters in Book Two presuppose a closer acquaintance
  with current trends in Biology and experimental psychology, and are
  rather technical. There is an unavoidable difference in style between the
  --
  experience'. One gradient, for instance, leads from the so-called exact
  sciences like chemistry through biochemistry to Biology, then through
  medicine which is, alas, a much less exact science to psychology,
  --
  system, and thus was the theory of probability born, that indispensable
  tool of modern physics and Biology, not to mention the insurance
  business. 'It is remarkable', wrote Laplace, 'that a science which began
  --
  
  which led to industrial micro-Biology and, eventually, to the anti-
  biotics: microbes destroying microbes. 'In the inferior organisms,' he
  --
  of 'discovery by misadventure', which I have just given, were taken
  from Biology; but the same kind of perverse- or reverse-logic can also
  be found operating in other branches of science and art.
  --
  has described this noctural design as 'one of the neatest, simplest, and
  most definite experiments in the history of Biology'. Loewi again
  isolated two frog hearts, the first with its nerves, the second without.
  --
  imposed from outside, by religious or political pressures. Medieval
  astronomy had to embrace theology, Soviet Biology was wedded to a
  crude form of Lamarckism. The development of science cannot be
  --
  'Whatever the nature of organizing relations may be,' J. Needham
  wrote in 1932, 'they form the central problem of Biology, and Biology
  will be fruitful in the future only if this is recognized. The hierarchy of
  --
  developing since the beginning of the century, independently from one
  another, in Biology, embryology, neuro-physiology, and in psycho-
  logy itself. But only when the new terms 'Gestalt', 'configuration', and
  --
  concerning the pitfalls of orthodoxy, over-specialization, and one-
  sided development in the history of science and philosophy. In Biology
  or theoretical physics there are no clean-cut distinctions between
  --
  
  20, Nordenskiold, History of Biology, p. 42, quoted by Himmelfarb, op. cit., p. 153.
  
  --
  G. Allen & Unwin, 1933.
  Loewi, O., in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Vol. IV., No. l. Chicago Univ.
  
  --
  
  Nordenskioeld, E. History of Biology. New York: K. Paul, 1928.
  Olds, J., in Proceedings of ike First International Congress of Neuro-Pharmacology.

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