-E. Digby Baltzell (1955), an American sociologist, academic and author (November 14, 1915 – August 17, 1996)
“A well-trained man knows how to answer questions; an educated man knows what questions are worth asking.”
Information Theory and Evolution by John Avery My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a fantastic book which, for the majority of people, I’d give a five star review.
The central dogma of molecular biology deals with the detailed residue-by-residue transfer of sequential information. It states that information cannot be transferred back from protein to either protein or nucleic acid.
First articulated in 1958 and restated in August 1970. “Central dogma of molecular biology.” Nature 227 (5258): 561-3. Bibcode1970Natur.227..561C doi:10.1038/227561…
Humpty Dumpty (in a rather scornful tone): When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more or less.
Alice: The question is, whether you can make a word mean so many different things?
Humpty Dumpty: The question is, which is to be master – that’s all.
Alice: (Too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again):
Humpty Dumpty: They’ve a temper,…
Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas which, given enough time, changes into people.
An anonymous wit defining hydrogen in light of the Big Bang Theory
As relayed by David Christian in the book The Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History
The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction by P.M. Forni My rating: …
Fundamental physics Big bang Popular physics has enjoyed a new-found regard. Now comes a brave attempt to inject mathematics into an otherwise fashionable subject…
He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.