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Organism Quotes

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The economy is a very sensitive organism.
- Hjalmar Schacht

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Every stress leaves an indelible scar,
and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful
situation by becoming a little older.
- Hans Selye

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 R. Cech

In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment
is indistinguishable from the organism itself.
- Kevin Kelly

 

Back in 1983, the United States government approved
the release of the first genetically modified organism.
In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.
- Jeremy Rifkin

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on,
is action.
It is by action that an organism develops its faculties,
increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
- Colin Powell

Each organism's environment, for the most part,
consists of other organisms.
- Kevin Kelly

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If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities,
it becomes sick.
- William James

It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment
because you have an environment around you all the time.
Any living organism has an environment.
- Carl Andre

One of the functions of an organization,
of any organism, is to anticipate the future,
so that those relationships can persist over time.
- Kevin Kelly

When a system is in turbulence, the turbulence is not
just out there in the environment,
but is a part of the organization or organism that you are looking at.
- Kevin Kelly

Disease is a vital expression of the human organism.
- Georg Groddeck

The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism,
i.e.
they have their period of growth, of stationary,
maximum activity and then of aging decline.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

People are not the only interesting organism on earth.
From the point of view of scientific or commercial value,
there are lots of interesting organisms.
- Daniel Nathans

The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism,
a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The human body is essentially something other than an animal organism.
- Martin Heidegger

Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole,
an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts.
- David Hilbert

The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light,
temperature, humidity, and nutrition,
the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
- Larry Wall

Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Stimuli, however, do not act upon an indifferent organism.
- Jerome Bruner

Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an
organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being
attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years.
Either the host dies, or the virus dies,
or both die.
- Gore Vidal

That the variability of an organism to a certain extent
is a constant and certain condition of life we admit,
otherwise there would be no distinguishable individuals of a species.
- Richard Owen

An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism,
is to help the parts that are in relationship to each other,
to be able to deal with change in the environment.
- Kevin Kelly

It has become evident that the primary lesson of the
study of evolution is that all evolution is coevolution:
every organism is evolving in tandem with the organisms around it.
- Kevin Kelly

In the Church, considered as a social organism,
the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
- Simone Weil

For man also, in health and sickness,
is not just the sum of his organs, but is indeed a human organism.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire
on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
- Samuel Butler

I do not believe that civilizations have to die because
civilization is not an organism.
It is a product of wills.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

It is impossible for us to understand the Church if
we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture.
For she is essentially a supernatural organism which
transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends.
- Christopher Dawson

As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated
by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary
lines the human organism,
in the most intimate recesses of its being,
manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.
- Jacques Lacan

It is clear to all that the animal organism is a highly
complex system consisting of an almost infinite series
of parts connected both with one another and,
as a total complex, with the surrounding world,
with which it is in a state of equilibrium.
- Ivan Pavlov

It seems likely that most if not all the genetic information
in any organism is carried by nucleic acid -
usually by DNA,
although certain small viruses use RNA as their genetic material.
- Francis Crick

Darwin based his theory on generalizations that were strictly empirical.
You can go out and see that organisms do vary,
that variations are inherited, and that every organism
is capable of increasing its numbers in sufficiently favorable circumstances.
- George C. Williams

Each organism, no matter how simple or complex,
has around it a sacred bubble of space,
a bit of mobile territoriality which only a few other
organisms are allowed to penetrate and then only for short periods of time.
- Edward Hall

Everything is the product of one universal creative effort.
There is nothing dead in Nature.
Everything is organic and living, and therefore the
whole world appears to be a living organism.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The digestive canal represents a tube passing through
the entire organism and communicating with the external world,
i.e.
as it were the external surface of the body,
but turned inwards and thus hidden in the organism.
- Ivan Pavlov

The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that,
in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere,
the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more
nervous and active types of mind.
- Ellsworth Huntington

You see, every creature alive on the earth today represents
an unbroken line of life that stretches back to the
first primitive organism to appear on this planet;
and that is about three billion years.
- George Wald

But in fact, when you try to model that on a computer
you find that because of the very structure of matter
and of the chemical bonds that are the basis of every organism,
evolution is not random at all.
It will tend to follow certain paths.
- Kevin Kelly

In specific circumstances the period of aging decline
can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the
organism as a whole which,
in a certain general or theoretical sense,
is left a cripple or invalid.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

On the spiritual theory, man consists essentially of
a spiritual nature or mind intimately associated with
a spiritual body or soul,
both of which are developed in and by means of a material organism.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

We are embedded in a biological world and related to the organisms around us.
- Walter Gilbert

First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount
of diversity in life forms can develop once we have
various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
- Phillip E. Johnson

The position I took at the time was that we hadn't
really examined any of the potential environmental
consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment
in better shape for their progeny to survive.
- James Lovelock

Splitting and gradual divergence of genera is exemplified
very well and in a large variety of organisms.
- George G. Simpson

The investigation into the possible effects of cosmic
rays on living organisms will also offer great interest.
- Victor Francis Hess

Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.
- Kevin Kelly

The way that organizations and organisms anticipate
the future is by taking signals from the past,
most the time.
- Kevin Kelly

One of the deepest functions of a living organisms is to look ahead...
to produce future.
- Francois Jacob

Next it was found that it was physiologically and structurally the same in the plant,
that it was the living part of the plant,
that which manifested the life and did the work in
vegetable as well as in animal organisms.
- Asa Gray

According to the concept of transformational evolution,
first clearly articulated by Lamarck,
evolution consists of the gradual transformation of
organisms from one condition of existence to another.
- Ernst Mayr

Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain
how variation occurs within limits,
however.
They aspire to answer a much broader question-which
is how complex organisms like birds,
and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Owing to the difficulty of dealing with substances
of high molecular weight we are still a long way from
having determined the chemical characteristics and
the constitution of proteins,
which are regarded as the principal con-stituents of living organisms.
- Karl Landsteiner

Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated
that he may easily forget,
whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action,
and that it is the cells which achieve,
through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself.
- Albert Claude

If our society continues to support basic research
on how living organisms function,
it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared
the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.
- Paul D. Boyer

If you want to study one of these strange organisms,
you had better have a good justification.
It's not good to study gene organisation in some obscure
insect that no one's ever heard about.
- Thomas R. Cech

Let's talk of a system that transforms all the social
organisms into a work of art,
in which the entire process of work is included...
something in which the principle of production and
consumption takes on a form of quality.
It's a Gigantic project.
- Joseph Beuys

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

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

It is time for the world, the hemisphere and the region
to make sure that relevant institutions of civil society
and relevant laws are embedded in the mechanisms of governance.
- Baldwin Spencer

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology,
nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade.
It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
- Abbie Hoffman

The core political values of our free society are so
deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents,
lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them.
- John McCain

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync
in some ways with the decision-making process that
the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work.
- Chuck Close

During the war, in which several of our embedded correspondents
were able to report from moving vehicles crossing the Iraqi desert,
the use of technology made news gathering safer.
- Jim Walton

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor,
who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful.
- Betty Smith

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios.
But with every advance by our coalition forces,
the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
- Dick Cheney

But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning,
which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science,
has its origin in these debates.
- Robert B. Laughlin

And these things are pretty much foundational:
thou shall not kill,
steal, bear false witness.
All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
- Pat Robertson

SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded,
and because the SF field is never going in any one
direction at any one time,
there is hardly a way to cut it off.
- Larry Niven


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