W. Deane Butcher
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Science Quotes by W. Deane Butcher (1 quote)
There is, I think, no more wonderful and illuminating spectacle than that of an osmotic growth,a crude lump of brute inanimate matter germinating before our very eyes, putting forth bud and stem and root and branch and leaf and fruit, with no stimulus from germ or seed, without even the presence of organic matter. For these mineral growths are not mere crystallizations as many suppose They imitate the forms, the colour, the texture, and even the microscopical structure of organic growth so closely as to deceive the very elect.
— W. Deane Butcher