A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system. Gall’s Law: John Gall, American systems theorist and author […]
Selfishness beats altruism within groups. Altruistic groups beat selfish groups. Everything else is commentary. David Sloan Wilson and E.O. Wilson, from their paper, “Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology.” David Sloan Wilson is an American evolutionary biologist, son of novelist Sloan Wilson [of a previous Quote of the Day], and author of, The […]
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace. Gersonides, 1288-1344, French-born Jewish philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer; the first to correctly estimated stellar distances. .