Monday, August 11, 2008

3D Genetic Algorithms - Abstract Nº 45

We are living in a time of trouble and bewilderment, in a time when none of us can foresee or foretell the future. But surely it is in times like these, when so much that we cherish is threatened or in jeopardy, that we are impelled all the more to strengthen our inner resources, to turn to the things that have no news value because they will be the same to-morrow that they were to-day and yesterday — the things that last, the things that the wisest, the most farseeing of our race and kind have been inspired to utter in forms that can inspire ourselves in turn.

Robert Laurence Binyon, "Books as source of inner strength" (lecture).

3 comments:

[-V-] said...

looks like the design of a space station ...

Will Doohan said...

Or a biological structure. Perhaps a complex protein? I don't know if you have ever seen drawings of such molecules with their alpha helixes and beta sheets. I am currently reading a book about a pioneering anatomist from the mid 1700's who lived in London (John Hunter) The discs in this picture remind me of his description of the electrical generating complex in an electric eel that he dissected. That complex was also the inspiration for Alessandro Volta's early batteries. And thusly, I am shocked by your picture... (hee hee hee)

runnerfrog said...

Very interesting couple of resemblances, friends.

Will, I'm electrified by your description ;-).

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