Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Power of Nature

Mielwis's parting word was to the effect that Nature, profligate though she may be, generator of transcendent and complicated blunders, holds one single principle above all others, and that is continuity. "And she will bring that about," he said, "even when she must pass a miracle to do it."
Mielwis explaining the existence of a planet without gender in
Venus Plus X (1960)
written by Theodore Sturgeon

"If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is." 
"You're implying that a group composed entirely of female animals will... breed?"
"No, I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way."
Dr. Ian Malcolm explaining how a race of females will breed in
Jurassic Park (1993)
written by Michael Crichton & David Koepp

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