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Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions.
 

Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology for those instances in which some neuron C is fired only by a combination of neurons A and B.
 

There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.
 

To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time.
 

We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future.
 

Whatever the ups and downs of detail within our limited experience, the larger whole is primarily beautiful.
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